Monday, September 28, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Firstly thank you to everyone who commented on my blog last week. Your thoughtful feedback was greatly appreciated. Please keep it coming, good or bad, and include any topics for discussion you might find interesting.
The week has been totally occupied by my ever growing studio.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Nicola Moss is a South East Queensland artist whose genres include painting, mixed media, print making, public art projects, photography and video. her work focus on the observation, documentation and interpretation of landscapes.
I met Nicola a couple of years ago through a mutual friend and we continued to see one another at arts networking events. As we came to know one another better we realised that while our work was very different we shared a lot of interests and ideas. This has resulted in collaboration on several projects.
Nicola is currently Artist in Residence at the Brisbane Botanical Gardens. You can see more about the residency on Nicola's blog Layers of Life.
I love Nicola's work with is rich and layered surfaces and subtle observations of her surroundings and was delighted to write the catalogue essay for her recent solo exhibition Greenbelt at Doggett Street Studios. In addition to being an avid fan of Nicola's work I am also in awe of her professionalism.
Nicola has been invited to be part of the exhibition The Flower Show at Brenda May Gallery from 22nd September to 18 October 2009.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
I have known about this for several months but due to the time lag with publishing I am only beginning to see this in print. The above statement is an extract from Art Monthly Magazine Artnotes. More information can be obtained from the Australian Tax Office or your accountant.
We should be shouting this from the rooftops. So if you have a business and like my art work I have an ABN and you can view my works on my website or visit Anita Traverso Gallery in Melbourne
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
The work started today so stay tuned for the Grand Designs commentary of progress from the architect manque. Kevin McLeod eat your heart out!
Monday, September 7, 2009
Stargazzy is my contribution to the exhibition. Once again I have worked with geometric patterns which suggest tile designs and form a screen through which the sky is viewed.
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
Yesterday I went to Sydney to look at exhibitions in some of my favourite galleries. I saw some really beautiful and exciting work and, to my delight, lots of red dots – great news for the artists and galleries involved and very reassuring for all artists.
My first stop was 2 Danks Street.
Scott Baker showed a series of Assemblages using small off cuts of distressed timber and, I think linoleum, to create subtly shifting images which because of their earthy palate suggested landscapes. The works reminded me of other Australian Artists Madonna Staunton, Rosalie Gasgoine and Bruce Reynolds who all work with similar media.
Melinda Le Quay’s exhibition Take Care at Brenda May Gallery featured a series of beautiful pieces knitted from copper wire that cast a delicate tracery of shadows. The knitted cylinders suggested children’s clothes and reminded me of old christening robes. As I am a bit of a knitaholic and made several works at my last residency at Ragdale these works resonated with me.
At Liverpool Street Gallery, one of my favourite exhibition spaces in Sydney there was an exhibition of lush, richly dark beautiful small paintings by Rick Amor.
Then I went to Paddington to two of my favourite spaces there.
At Sarah Cottier Gallery John Nixon’s EPW: Polychrome was a departure from the more chromatically subdued work I usually associate with him.
My visit to sullivan+strumpf Fine Art was the highlight of the day. They had just hung two new shows that were opening last night.
Downstairs Matt Calvert’s Shadows and Doubts comprised a series of animals made from shattered laminated toughened glass and a series of ‘2D’ works which used more toughened glass on etched and brushed aluminium. I scribbled notes on the room sheet. ‘Lovely use of materials exploring innocence and fragility.’ Yum.
Upstairs Laith Mcgregor’s sell-out exhibition ‘Based on a True Fable’ left me in awe of this artists drawing skills and meticulous obsessive execution.