Update November 2018

Looking back, 2018 has been a full year – starting with the Whau Festival Clay workshop in May and culminating (so far) with installing work at NZ Sculpture OnShore which opened last night – November 2nd. So full that I have not been posting except a bit on facebook!

It has been a year of trying out the new and going further with the old – both techniques and materials, so in a way I feel pleased that I’ve so involved in making and thinking about making I have given little thought to putting up any information about what I am doing.

Working in the studio, playing with collage, stitch and found images has been interspersed with great opportunities:

 

  • at Tacit gallery in Hamilton, my first time sending work to an unknown space
  • at Whau Festival, bringing together my teaching experience with my enjoyment of participatory art-making in a drop-in clay workshop;
  • at Grey Gallery,  with Lyn Dallison and Carol Honson, showing the fruits of delving deep into themes and elements which seem part of my DNA;
  • at NZSoS, focusing on the audience, both in my own work and when guiding my Year 8 students to their first experience of exhibiting;
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The Grey show was very successful for Jersey redux, and has moved me into interesting new ways of working.  Being able to “contract out” some of the making –  providing the hand-drawn figures to Work-i-shop in K Rd who created the files and then laser-cut the perspex –  was great.  It meant I could trial and redraw quickly, making the most of the short time I had after returning from our (mostly) Celtic vacation during which I was totally obsessed by wildflowers and skies!

As usual I made work that was really hard to photograph (clear perspex) but Sait Akkerman (Arts Diary) managed this clever side-on image which caught the light as well as the shadow.

Now onto LOOK – I am preparing work to instal in the window of eighthirty cafe/roastery, 551 Karangahape Rd (near the Ponsonby end of K Rd), ready for the opening on Thursday 5th and for the official “week” of Artweek, October 7 – 15 .

Go to http://artweekauckland.co.nz/events for the whole programme – so much to see!

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Photo courtesy of artsdiary.co.nz