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;