With a Create NSW contract signed, handmade canvases and frames arriving at my door and initial images and text sent into Bathurst Regional Art Gallery (BRAG) for my upcoming exhibition ‘Cycle’ opening 8 April 2022, I am back in the cycle of creating new works for a series to be exhibited. At the same time BRAG will present The Hassall Collection: Sidney Nolan – Drought Paintings, and Robert Hirschmann: Rising Moon.
I’ve also detoured this week to Kandos meeting up with one of my UNSW honours artist buddies at her Cloudbough Residency there - where it was fun to draw together. We headed to WAYOUT Art Space too to meet up with the Program Manager & Artist Liaison to check out the space and possibilities. It was a pumping artist hub with the Sunflower Collective installing their exhibition (opening this Saturday 11 December at 3pm) and regional artist drop-ins coinciding. And so, another contract was signed this week. This time with WAYOUT Art Space on behalf of Artists from the 2019 UNSW Honours cohort ‘Grey Foundations’ exhibition scheduled for the end of 2022.
Pictured here is one of my latest paintings just out of my studio. – Big red cup, which is actually just a littley of a work at 15 x 15 cm. This work is now with a mix of others from diverse artists at Gallery of Small Things – worth a click their way – as they are online always, as well as being the total gem that they are in Canberra. https://www.galleryofsmallthings.com
Loving the red cup, my latest op-shop find. I have no doubt it will make an appearance along with some other household treasures, finds from my daily walks with my four legged friends and my loved kids toys all mixed up with this latest series of works evolving as part of Cycle.
This program is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.