Friday, May 29, 2009

twitter and fitzroy library

On Wednesday night after teaching a workshop all day I went to Fitzroy Library to hang works as a representative of the Contemporary Art Society of Victoria. There are several wall spaces and ten locked cabinets in a hallway. I was able to put up some works that I had dis mounted (the frames are now around other works) but I also made some new works, though I had to do that quickly so I made some collages using a range of papers and digital prints of previous works.

Tesselation is part of a larger piece I made for Natural Connections back in 2002, The twelve pieces just fitted nicely in the cabinet, but boy did I have sore fingers from putting that many pins in a fairly hard material.

Patho Collages 1, 2 & 3, Korea Bowl Collage and Coorong Barrages Collage. Some of the papers were made in the workshop with Amanda Degener, others came out of my store. The backing sheets are half sheets of the Hahnemuhle paper I use for the journals I make, they worked out to be an ideal size for the display cases.

Magnolia, Lillies and Iris pulp paintings from a few years ago.

Arapiles, cast pulp painting.
Margaret Mason visited Twitter a birdy exhibition in Nowa Nowa and she sent me these pictures of the nesting pieces on show there.

Here are some of the other works in the show.

I have been very quiet on the blog front lately, just too busy with other things. I got the IAPMA bulletin back from the printer today, I'm very pleased with it noe I have to get the covers on and samples in. I am also waiting on a DVD of the congress which will be duplicated and posted to all IAPMA members along with their bulletins.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Sesame Street and ABC RN review

I have just received a newsletter from Helen Hiebert and in it there was a link to a Sesame Street segment on papermaking, it's lots of fun to watch.

Also I was reminded of the Radio National Arts program last week which featured an interview by Greg Leong about the paper exhibitions on while the IAPMA Congress was on.

I have been spending a lot of time at the computer lately editing the IAPMA Bulletin so haven't done much physical creating. However today I set up an indigo vat so plan to do a bit of playing in the next week or two. I've also got some works going in the Fitzroy Library in the Contemporary Art Society display, it will mostly be old work but I did make a few simple collages using digital images of old works on handmade paper and other papers. I'll put up some pics next time I'm on.