I guess I should work backwards through the year.
East ExhibitionI was delighted to have my work "Earth Stones" accepted by the selector Lisa Reihana for the biennial exhibition "EAST" in Hawkes Bay which is currently showing at Hastings City Art Gallery.
These works are individually my largest plaster printed work and presented all sorts of challenges but I am pretty satisfied with the results. The installation consists of eight pieces, here's a wee sample.
Each stone is approx. 400mm dia.
I was very chuffed to read the article by Nan Mulder (thanks Nan) in the latest Printmaking Today about my printmaking on plaster journey. Its a great magazine for printmakers all around the world.
Residency, exhibitions, workshops
It was wonderful to be invited to AiR at Umbrella Studio Gallery in Townsville
What a great time I had. The accommodation was super and the welcome very warm ( literally, up in the early 30% which was a bit of a shock coming from the colder climes of NZ) and friendly. I felt right at home immediately.
Fortunately my few days stop off in Brisbane helped me acclimatise.
I spent the time at Umbrella working with plaster printmaking and using seed pods and leaves gathered at the beautiful botanical gardens. A visit to the excellent Perc Tucker Regional Gallery was a bit of highlight. I also was able to visit a lovely little gallery, Gallery 48 where the PCANZ, "Leaving Your Mark" 50 year collaborative prints were being exhibited. The residency culminated with me teaching a two day plaster printmaking workshop with some of the amazing local Townsville printmakers.
Absolutely too short of time, loved every minute
|the view of the Ross River on my morning walk to the studio|
|experimenting with plaster printmaking inspired by found seed pods|
Exhibition: Across the Ditch, and workshopOn my way to Townsville I spent a few days in Brisbane, staying with printmaker Glenda Orr. Glenda and I co-curated the exhibition Across the Ditch an print exchange
between Impress Printmakers and PCANZ members. it was wonderful to be at the opening of this exhibition, meet Brisbane printmakers and enjoy the beautiful gallery space at Impress Studio.
The Saturday and Sunday following the exhibition opening I taught a plaster printmaking workshop to members of Impress Studio. a great facility and a very enjoyable time. Not sure what has happened to all my photos , so won't be able to share unfortunately.