Monday, February 21, 2011

Kidd Street Conservation area

It was great to head back to Kidd Street Conservation area this week for a day of working outdoors. I was joined by Helena again as we set up portable tables and spent time 'feeling' the landscape. The drawings and paintings that resulted are quite loose. For me it's an opportunity to soak up the place, take in the characteristics of the vegetation, the smells and sounds. The grass trees looked as healthy as when I last visited, a couple of young wallabies were moving through the area when we first arrived, and we had a large goanna come to check us out in the afternoon. Landscapes are alive.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

2011 City of Albany Art Prize

Nicola Moss, 'No Return Address'. Synthetic polymer on canvas. 152x96cm. ©2010. Photography by Carl Warner.

My painting No Return Address has been selected as one of the finalists for the 2011 City of Albany Art Prize. The Finalist's exhibition will feature thirty works by artists from throughout Australia, and be on show at the Vancouver Arts Centre in Albany, Western Australia from 8th April to 1st May 2011.

If you would like to know more about the ideas that inspired this painting you can read about it here.