Sunday, July 10, 2016

Life on the edge

Yesterday I joined NICA (Noosa Integrated Catchment Association Inc.), Friends of Kinaba and Noosa Parks Association members on the NICA 20th Anniversary Catchment Excursion No.5 to Kinaba Visitor Information Centre on Lake Cootharaba. It was a great day and experience for me, sailing across Lake Cootharaba, with it's mirror-like waters in the morning, then wind rippled under sail afternoon return. Thank you Charlie and Ada for taking  me onboard.

The excursion brought together community members of the Noosa region to celebrate the values of Lake Cootharaba-Kin Kin Creek Catchment and Cooloola . Guest speakers - John Olds, from Queensland Marine Parks, and Steve Price, Principal Ranger Sunshine Coast QPWS - gave insightful talks about the unique values of Lake Cootharaba, Noosa Biosphere Reserve, the Noosa River catchment and community volunteer support. The conversations and ideas shared on these days are important I think to how communities imagine and value the future for healthy environments.
I'm very excited to be working on my Life on the edge project in the Noosa region, with a solo exhibition at Noosa Regional Gallery opening in September 2017.

Thank you to NICA and Friends of Kinaba for making me feel so welcome and sharing your thoughts.

Views from the mangrove boardwalk near Kinaba Visitor Information Centre.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Currimundi Lake Art Camp

Last week I joined friends for two days at an Art Camp at Currimundi on the Sunshine Coast. The landscape is varied with surf beach, Currimundi Lake inlet and surrounding conservation park. Working with watercolours plein air in a sheltered setting surrounded by bird song, was sensory indulgence.
Now back in the studio, the small paintings are being layered with further energy and pieced together. Thanks to Jen, Rachael, Anita, Helena and Donna. Photo above courtesy of Helena.