Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Tactility - On now!

Wow, what a crazy (but wonderful) week. I am currently involved in 4 exhibitions that are all happening at the same time (as i said crazy) including the big one 'Tactility' at Painters Gallery. We hung Tactility last Saturday and it is now open. I am delighted with the way the show looks. I am lucky to be working with such fabulous artists (Lisa Rodden and Karen Stuart) and our aesthetics work so well together. Lisa and I both use white box frames and it unifies the whole exhibition space. Each piece is like a treasure on the wall that demands close inspection, you need to spend a bit of time in front of each work to fully absorb the many facets of them - pay special attention to the fabulous shadows the pieces cast. Karen's ceramic work really takes my breath away, each piece is lovingly hand built and textured then glazed up to 4 times to get a fabulous depth of colour and texture. 

My new work is inspired by botanical and marine specimens and I have been working with coral and leaf skeleton imagery. I have been working on the new pieces in this show all year and have managed to create 13 new pieces (plus a bundle of small resin sculptures). It has been a labour of love, I have been working larger than ever as I try to push myself with the new pieces. There are hundreds of sewing hours in this exhibition but I feel it has all been worth it. 

A huge thank you goes out to everyone who has helped to make this show a success. Rachel and Diego from Painters Gallery have been great and helped with all our little tricky questions during this process. Thank you to Barefoot Wines for sponsoring our opening night.

The show officially opens this Saturday with a guest speaker from the charity we are supporting 'Protect our coral sea'. So come along, see my new work, have a barefoot wine and perhaps even make a bid on one of the fabulous works up for silent auction. Hope to see you there! 

Where: Painters Gallery - 11/20 Bungan rd Mona Vale
When: Saturday 5th May, 5-8pm

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