Monday, September 26, 2011

'Exchange' exhibition at Maryborough

'Tide Lines 3 & 4' 2011, Nicola Moss. Acrylic, hand cut papers, rice paper and Arches vellum.

I will be taking part in a group exhibition in November called - Exchange - a show which takes the 'artist swap' concept one step further. Exchange has been curated by Amanda van Gils and features art works by 55 contemporary artists from throughout Australia. Each artist is contributing one piece to swap with another artist in the exhibition and another available for purchase, with both artworks on display during the exhibition.

A diverse range of painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography and more will make up the exhibition on show at Gatakers Artspace, Maryborough from the 4th November to 1st December 2011.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Snake = mulberries for me...

Out in the garden late this afternoon, trying to encourage the chooks back into their coop, with little success. I decided in the meantime to check the asparagus beds for fresh spears, only to notice, unexpectedly, a large crop of ripe mulberries on the tree. The mulberry has been fruiting for weeks now, but at the first sign of swelling fruit a flock of figbirds turned up and have done so each morning, devouring all fruit that was remotely ripe..and unripe. I headed back to the shed, grabbed an ice cream container and began picking the sizeable crop of juicy ripe fruit. As I did so I pondered why the crop had not been eaten by the birds. Was the leaf cover thicker? Would this have stopped them, not really the tree has been thick with leaf for a few weeks....eventually I thought...I wonder if there is a snake in the tree? So I looked up amongst the canopy and sure enough looped around the central fork of the tree was a large carpet snake, no trouble to me, but hoping for a feathered feed. I continued my picking and had to thank snake for possibly the only harvest of mulberries I will get this season, unless it's still there tomorrow. Perhaps next year I should invest in a fake snake.

Monday, September 5, 2011

'Site Lines' installed

 Intertidal (Coochiemudlo Island), 2011, Nicola Moss.

 Waterline, 2011, Nicola Moss.

Tide Lines 1 & 2, 2011, Nicola Moss.

A few images above from my exhibition 'Site Lines', now on show at Spiro Grace Art Rooms in Spring Hill, Brisbane.
I would like to send out special thanks to many friends and colleagues who came along on the opening night. And for the best wishes from those further a far, it is truly wonderful to have your encouragement and support.
Thank you also to SGAR, Renai and Meagan, It's been great working with you.