I submitted images of work for inclusion in the Paper Works exhibition at Brenda May Gallery in March. I had to photograph some of the work myself, hopefully for the last time as I now have a contact for a photographer in the area.
Susan Buret, The Gardens of the Alhambra, © 2009, Mixed media on canvas,100 cm x 70 cm.
I have also sent off the exhibition title, images for publicity and a new artist statement for my solo exhibition at Anita Traverso Gallery in Melbourne in May. Writing a new artist statement was once an angst ridden activity but is now a pleasure rather than a task as I condense and sharpen all the ideas and influences that have been milling around as I make work.Last week I worked with Brisbane Artist Nicola Moss on our collaborative project. The work went well and we managed to complete and package the video for exhibition later this year. Working with another artist is always good not only from the perspective of sharing the creative process and ideas but also because it gave me the opportunity to get valuable critical feedback about me new work and to discuss the business and promotion side of my practice.
As a result I have decided to apply for a couple of grants ...... more paperwork and deadlines but in the meantime I am off to Sydney to see Marianne Faithfull at the Sydney Opera House tonight as reward for all the hard work. Here's a little taste of Marianne in Paris last year courtesy of YouTube.