Saturday, March 29, 2014
I've been looking back over some of the photographs I took of Jean's Garden at Hill End, during my residency in 2012. They are a kaleidoscope of vibrant colour, spring blossom and organic forms.
The painting I titled 'Jean's Garden (Hill End)' has been selected for the 2014 Calleen Art Award, on show at the Cowra Regional Art Gallery in New South Wales. The award exhibition will feature paintings by artists from around Australia and opens for viewing on Saturday 3rd May. I'm not sure that I'll get to see it in the flesh, but if you happen to be in the area, the show is on until the 15th June.
I wrote earlier about Jean Bellette and some of my experiences of the garden at Haefliger's cottage and Hill End here. The painting image is there too.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
It's all happening in the studio and well over due for an update here. Several projects have been on the go, with a Public Art concept design developed in January. New hand cut paper work being made in the studio during February - March, and a successful residency application which I'll talk about more once I receive the all important confirmation paperwork.
The image above shows part of a new mandala paper cut work in progress last month, it's titled 'Resource ecology (Heritage - Trade)'. Perhaps you can decipher the current issue it reflects on.
More news soon.