Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Only days until exhibitions and workshop

Since I last posted our state has been torn apart by bushfires, there were devastating ones a fortnight ago with over 200 deaths, they are still burning and new ones started yesterday. What a crazy country this is we haven't had any rain in the south for what seems like months we could really do with some to help the fire fighters and up North they've had record floods across vast areas of Queensland and Northern NSW. If only some could find its way down here.

With only days to go until our exhibition I thought I should post a couple of pictures and the invitation. I will be on duty on Thursday and Friday 5 & 6 March so if anyone is in the vicinity of 69 Smith street I'd appreciate a visit. Zoe and I are still working on a few things but the show is coming together at last, looks like being a busy couple of days coming up though. Tomorrow I'm off to Papermakers Studio space at Coopers Settlement in Bundoora Park to beat up some fibre and give one of the other papermakers some tips on using the two beaters we have out there. Zoe is coming Friday and Saturday to put finishing touches to the exhibits then Sunday I'm going into the city to unpack Shared Journeys then pick up they key for 69 Smith Street Gallery.

Here are lots of pictures of one of the books in the show, I loved the way some of the sheets scrunched up so just had to make a book, it doesn't have a title yet but I guess it will by this time next week.

We have done a lot of cyanotypes and some gum bichromates of this bird and lots of other photographs of birds, nests and eggs.


quirkyartist said...

My golly you ARE busy. We are all very preoccupied with the bushfires here in Sydney. Can't imagine what it must be like down there.

I must say I love cyanotypes. I had a go recently at work. I must say I am lucky to have such an interesting and fun job. I'll have to scan it and put it on my blog. I wonder where I put it.

jo horswill said...

Hi Gail, will definately drop in to 69 Smith St.
These book pages look beautiful.
I am so sorry I didn't get a chance to meet you at our opening (thanks for coming), Janette told me the next day that you were there.

RosieK said...

Wish I could drop in but a bit far from the Uk - however it's lovely to have found your blog (from Jeanne's link on MyStory blog) I will be back to browse!!! Thank you - I've loved what I've seen today!!

Papergail said...

Thank you all for your comments, the cyanos were fun to do and yes I have been very busy.
It was good to meet you the other day Jo