Floating Stories, exhibition and workshops, BrightSpace Sat June 16 to Sat June 30 2018

Hoping you can come along to Floating Stories, an exhibition of paintings, sculpture and works on paper by Lynne Bechervaise, Siegi Edward and me.
 
It will be at BrightSpace, 8 Martin Street, St Kilda (open Wed-Fri 11-5 and Sat 12-4) from Sat 16 June to Sat 30 June 2018.
 
Everyone is welcome to come to the opening on Sat June 16 - 2-4pm, as well as to the two workshops we’re running on the following weekends - Designing through Storymapping led by Siegi Edward on Sun 24 June - 2-4pm and Exploring Collage & Clay led by Erica Wagner & Lynne Bechervaise on Sat June 30 - 2-4pm.
 
 

One Man Show - June 5-July 1

Excited to be part of this group exhibition at the Project Wall in the Town Hall Gallery, 360 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn. It’s called ONE MAN SHOW and includes a range of different drawings and paintings in response to the same life model.

It’s on from Tuesday 5 June to Sunday 1 July 2018 (Tues-Fri 10-5 and weekends 11-4) and you are warmly invited to the opening on Saturday 9 June, 2 - 4pm

This is my picture, which takes rather a lot of poetic licence but includes figures cut from life drawings of Carmine, our model:

 

Collage Classes on April 11,18, 25 at Cambridge Studio Gallery

I'm running collage classes at Cambridge Studio Gallery on three Wednesday nights in April. Come along and have a play!

Budgies in the wild during white night - Isaiah Morris’s wonderful video projection

White Night - Erica Wagner and Isaiah Morris

This White Night - Sat Feb 17 - my exhibition 'Little Wings' at No Vacancy Project Space, Federation Square, will come to life with projections from emerging video artist Isaiah Morris. Add this to your White Night itinerary! From 5pm-10pm.

Collage workshops in April at Cambridge Studio Gallery

I'm excited to be running a set of three collage workshops at Cambridge Studio Gallery in April.

Little Wings, exhibition at No Vacancy Feb 6-18

All welcome at the opening on Thurs 8 Feb - 6-8pm!

To create the paintings and collages in this exhibition I continued my practice of drawing and painting from life and from nature, and then repurposing old artworks – ripping and cutting them up – to create new imagery with collage techniques, watercolour and ink. The oil and acrylic works have all emerged from layers of underpainting and various incarnations below the images now forming the surface. This method works for me, surprising me with subject matter that I had not consciously planned.

A residency in Lightning Ridge and travels to the Northern Territory and the Kimberley in 2017 inspired many of these works. In September, while camping at Tilmouth Wells on the Tanami Road, I witnessed a remarkable sight: huge flocks of budgies chattering and perching on trees then taking off in with precision and purpose, swooping, soaring, mobbing together in joyful – to me at least! – rushes of movement in the sky. The strength and vulnerability of those small birds inspired me, and enabled me to find a way to connect the disparate themes in this exhibition.

Thank you to Sunsiz Media and their beautiful off-the-grid miner’s camp artist’s residency in the opal fields of Lightning Ridge, where much of the work in this exhibition was begun. Thank you to Susan Bamford Caleo and Elissa Goodrich, whose performance in their incredible theatre show Fragments thrilled me when I first saw and heard it in March 2017, and continues to inspire me to create work in response. Thank you to Craig Smith, my life and travelling companion, whose practical prowess enables us to experience the landscape, bird life and art of northern Australia and allows me to continue to explore the vast inland spaces that lie within as well as outside us.

 

 

 

 

Mavis Little Artist of the Year Exhibition

Come along if you can!

 

Small Works, Tussock Upstairs Gallery, Point Lonsdale

Collage with Erica Wagner at No Vacancy

A lovely morning at No Vacancy today - school holiday collage workshop. 

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