|I have been the convenor of Women's Art Register for the last fifteen years, we are very excited to be celebrating our 40th anniversary this year with a fabulous festival that includes several exhibitions throughout Melbourne along with some workshops and artist walks. We will be hanging the member show on Monday and will really brighten up the space at the Queen Victoria Women's Centre in Lonsdale Street, Melbourne. The image we are using for all of our publicity is this piece by one of our founders Erica Mc Gilchrist.|
Image: Erica McGilchrist, |
synthetic polymer paint on canvas,152.5 x 122 cm © Estate of Erica McGilchrist., 1970, from the series ,
Friday, September 25, 2015
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
|Untitled Collage 42 x 30 cm|
I have been having a lot of fun lately with gelatine prints. A few weeks ago we had a weekend away in Anglesea for the Surf Coast Arts Trail and saw a demonstration of gelatine printing in the Anglesea Art Shed. I had to try it out on the spot and I was hooked. I came home and made myself a couple of gelatine plates and have made lots of beautiful pages. It works particularly well on smooth handmade paper. Here are just a few of the pieces I made.
I have had so much fun with this that I have offered to run a workshop for Papermakers of Victoria next year.
|Shadow print of leaves and string|
|Double print of leaves and string|
|several over prints with plastic shapes and orange bag|
|Plastic shapes again|
|Indian wood block|
|Printed directly onto card, leaves and string|
|Collage using the pieces I made in Anglesea along with some silk and handmade papers|