Congratulations and good luck to all the participants in the Alphington Open Studios. Just letting you know that I will not be participating this year as I have several other things happening.
My work is available for you to view at the studio in Alphington just send me an email and you can come and have a look whenever it suits.
I will be having a small exhibition with artist Cetta Pilati at the Fairfield Library Gallery Walk (the little windows) from the 4th December until the 20th December 2023. We have both selected lively small scale pieces that have a bit of fun and whimsy about them. We have left our contact details including a QR code within the display cabinets. This exhibition is not manned however Cetta and I are available to answer any questions you may have about the work.
The Library is at Address: 121 Station St, Fairfield VIC 3078
Other things happening with my art
I have entered an abstract artwork that I have called From Collingwood to Fitzroy and Back in the Brunswick Street Gallery Small Works exhibition. I’ll post a picture when the exhibition opens.
I have two abstract paintings in the Linden Postcard exhibition. This year they have made the works a much bigger size than the postcard description. I’ll post images when it opens.
I have several works going into a beautiful boutique in Korumburra soon. It is called Small Forest if you happen to be out and about the area you should pop in for sure.
I’ll keep posting more pictures of the work when the exhibitions commence.
PS the unique metal and marble flying fish/bird is Cetta Pilati’s work. www.cetta-pilati.com.au
We are a group of artists that meet fortnightly to make collage art and just chat about all kinds of things.
We have been meeting for more than a year and we have had one fundraiser for an underprivileged school and now we are having an art card sale with money going to Araluen, a place where disabled residents will use the funds to help with making ceramics.
As we meet at a coffee shop, some members meet early for breakfast, others stay back for lunch and everyone supports the shop by buying a coffee and a cake. We so love meeting and that’s why I am available to help if any one out there thinks they would like to do this in their area. It needs to be for people that are artists, that have art of some sort of art in their lives. Contact me if you want to chat. By the way our group is full even though I would love to keep having more people – it would not be fair to the shop. Hope you like the idea.
On Friday 22nd I will advise on what we have done to start our collage group in Fairfield Instagram: #melbournecollagemeets. We have been established for a year now and still loving it so very much. The art, the laughter, the community is all so wonderful.
I will talk at the DHRH at 2-3.30pm Separation Street, Northcote. It is across the road from Santa Maria College and in the Northcote plaza car park.
We will make a small fun collage at the end of a short talk. I’ll bring everything along however any books with people or birds/animals are welcome. I would love to get some more groups going in different suburbs. No fees, just support the coffee shop you meet at by buying a coffee and cake or lunch.
Although I do teach collage from my home studio the above suggestion is not for teaching, it is reaching out to creatives of any medium to make a small easy and clean and portable piece for fun.
Our group MCM has also successfully had one fundraiser to raise funds to buy sensory toys for Olympic Village Primary School. You can also aim for something similar in your local area. Email me if you are interested.
MCM are a group of artists that started meeting after the covid bans were lifted. We meet fortnightly at a local cafe and make collage, socialise and we have even had a fundraiser for a selected nearby school. We absolutely love seeing each other and working together. We have just come up with future themes rather than last minute ideas. I’m going to give you a few if you would also like to participate here online.
Forest floor or forest animals
A chair or seat reimagined
-Origami boxes or houses from found images (if anyone can help with a simple pattern please send me).
I just finished a fabulous exhibition at Meeniyan gallery in South Gippsland. I sold lots of wall assemblages and thought I should stop making these but I can’t help it, still making. I will post some new ones soon. They have changed into small free standing sculptures.
I will once again (maybe in Spring) be offering classes (all materials included) for either wall art or freestanding sculpture using found objects and collage.
Hope to hear from some of you. Why don’t you give one of the above themes to your child or your Grandmother or friend and get them to contribute too. I’ll post it for them.