Sunday, July 29, 2012

A day in Ipswich

After a couple of days of personal and family dramas it was lovely to go for a drive to Ipswich(near Brisbane) and spend a few hours immersed in art.
We first went to the Swich Gallery to view the last day of the "Infused" exhibition in which my friend Mel Forrest was exhibiting- the ones I saw were lovely as  soem had sold and were gone!
The other pieces were all tea related and even jeff liked the tea cosies (which is something for a non-art person.)
After that we headed to the Ipswich Art Gallery and I loved the current work of Sally Harrison. A couple of images are below. I admire that she has blended aboriginal dot art and modern art techniques with colour and form that is colourful and engaging

Posted by PicasaAfter gallery it was off to the fashion parade of the Knot Macrame festival held by the the Ipswich Community Centre- sadly not well attended but a bit of a hoot.

Then to top off the afternoon we went to Pancake Manor --what we used to know as The Pancake Parlour in Geelong-ah!!!!! 80's FLASHBACK!!!!  It was the hip place to go after discoing all night--------------------------------------------------------------- ahh memories.
After a shared plate of jamacainn banana and walnut pancakes, it was time to head home.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Opening night for SOTA12 at Pine Rivers Gallery

Well  after driving through  rain and horrendous traffic, we arrived a little sodden but ready for Opening night -after leaving at 4.15 we got therejust before 6-so early the gallery wasnt open., but the sign was out and my quilts on it -te he!!!!
And I even wore a Dress!

My quilt Tideline being viewed -it was selected for the advertising.This quilt is based on imagery from an expose on the 10 years of drought and the hightide mark being halfway up the tree. And to think that only months after these photos were printed we were in the middle of floods across Australia

This is my second quilt - Red road/Blue Sky-based on images from my trip to central australia in the 80's when it rained while we camped at ulluru/Ayers Rock. The rock turned brown then black and the red sand turned from reds/ochres to aubergine and purples an amazing and unusual site. Sadly we arrived at our campsite the night Azaria Chamberlain went missing so the trip was memorable for more than the weather.

Elaine Campbells Quilt.
Elaine and I were the only artists present amongst around 30 or so attending the night, but it was lovely seeing the group together and the Baltic Miniatures Exhibition fitted beautifully together. We got to be introduced by the local member and of course I blushed from head to toe. the organizers were lovely and put on a spread of yummy food and assorted drinks for all tastes.

Kate Ozko on the left,   miniatures midway,   Tricia Smouts on the right.

Kathryn Illif's quilt
Alison George's quilt

Rosemary Mccalls Quilt

Mel Forrest's Quilt
Below are a selection of some of the lovely Baltic Miniatures that baeutifully accompanied the quilts in bothscale and mediums. Enjoy!!!

I loved this one below
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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

State of the Art 2012 and Retrospective exhibitions

Welcome one and all to the opening of the State of the Art 12 Exhibition
(Plus a bonus one of my pieces is featured on the advertising he he!!!

You are invited to:
Friday July 13. Refreshments served from 6.00pm. All Welcome.
Pine Rivers Art Gallery
199 Gympie Road, Strathpine.
Entry and parking off Mecklem Street
Gallery Hours: 10am - 4pm Monday to Saturday
Ph: 3480 6941
About the exhibition:
Baltic Miniatures: July 11 – August 18
The Australian Forum for Textile Arts (TAFTA) presents a collection of miniature textiles selected from the International Baltic Miniature Textile Triennial, a world class competition hosted by Gdynia City Museum, Poland. These textile works have been gathered from all over the world to be represented in this collection.
Jolanta Szymczyk will present a talk and tour of the exhibition on Saturday July 28 at 12.30pm.
State of the Art Quilt 12: July 11 – July 26
The Queensland Quilters Inc. is holding their annual juried art quilt exhibition at the gallery.
The colourful textile event attracts entrants from all over Queensland.
State of the Art Quilt – Retrospective: July 28 - August 18
This is a rare opportunity to see a selection of past competition quilts rarely publicly displayed.
Saturday July 14, 2.00pm: Artist talks and demonstrations by Queensland Art Quilt artists