Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Byron and Beyond

We recently spent a week at Byron Bay, it wasn't quite long enough but the change of scene and temperature was welcome. We stayed at a farm stay half way to Bangalow here is the lake (dam) on the property that we could have canoed on but didn't and some of the friendly locals.
Just about the first thing I did was to get my hair cut, I never seem to find time when I'm at home, this is the new look me. It pleased my mum who says that old women shouldn't have long hair!
A couple of pics of the beach and the forest.
Whilst there I had a visit with Tim Mosely at Southern Cross Uni, I was very envious of their papermaking equipment and facilities. He has an exhibition on at the uni at the moment, I missed it by a poofteenth, I visited on Friday and it opened on Monday. I thought I might have been able to see the works before they went up but they were made over the weekend and couched directly onto the walls, what a great idea for a paper show!
Another show I missed by a poofteenth was the SCU Artist book exhibition which opened at Barratt Galleries last weekend, a week after we came home. I called into the gallery though and saw an exhibition by Doug Spowart and Victoria Cooper called Like Fondling Your Seashell Collection. I was particularly impressed with the large cyanotypes which were exposed in the sea, you can see an example here.

4 comments:

Carol said...

What a beautiful place, makes me want to get in the car and just go... I like your hair cut though I didn't think it was too long before. Trust a Mum to say something like that.

Jo Horswill said...

Hi Gail, wonderful you had a week away...and beautiful Bryon Bay.
Must admit my hair cuts are creeping up as time goes on! Short hair is easy! and your cut suits you.
Thanks for the links!
I am learning how to solar plate etch and yes have been looking at cyanotype work too.

Jan said...

Beautiful seascape shot! Thanks for the links Gail. The internet is great way to catch up on exhibitions when living in rural and remote areas.

papergail said...

Thanks for the comments, hair certainly is easier to look after when it is short. Good luck with the solar plate and cyanotype Jo, I'd be interested in learning about solar plate, the sun can be a very useful too and isn't it nice to see it!