Monday, July 30, 2012

Silver at East Gippsland

I am back from Bairnsdale and catching up on computer work, the selected works from the silver exhibition look good in their new setting and attendances at the opening and artist talks were pleasing. The works will be on display at the East Gippsland Art Gallery until 28 August then they will come back to me. I will take what I can fit in my suitcase to Cleveland for the fundraising auction. I would once again like to thank those who supplied work for the exhibition and say how much they were appreciated by the audience. You can see some of the works closer up on the Gallery's website along with works by local East Gippsland artists, members of PAGE.

Monday, July 23, 2012


I am about to head off to Bairnsdale to install and open the IAPMA Silver exhibition which will be shown alongside an exhibition by the local paper group PAGE (paper arts gippsland east). I intend taking the long way round via Meeniyan so that I can deliver the books of mine that were selected for the artist book competition and exhibition "Liberated Books" that is a celebration for the 40th anniversary of the Leongatha Arts Society. The books of mine that got selected were Atlas and Obsolete. I figured I should work out a good way of transporting it so I spent a couple of days earlier in the week making a box to fit.

I have made a couple of journals this week, the first is using my Japanese name stamp and some practice bamboo on recycled museum board with chunks of pulp fiction (an extra couple of sheets from a project I'm working on for Book Art Object).

 The other has waved sheets and a photograph I took on a recent trip to Magnetic Island of waves crashing on the beach, the binding is Celtic.

The last picture is of samples for the Papermakers of Victoria Occasional Publication which will features recipes that have appeared in the Deckle Edge over the years with a sample for each paper treatment. This is using verdigris wax from Langridge Paints and there is quite a variation between batches but I love the effect.