If you head in to see the current exhibitions at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery (BRAG) do have a look at the catalogues too. The images of my works photographed by Clare Lewis and the essay by Tracy Sorensen are in the Cycle catalogue. Tracy Sorensen writes:
“ … A tiny toy koala rides a duck measuring cup like a horse. A cheese grater and a banksia cone stand side by side, strangers but also strangely familial, like guests assembled for a wedding photograph. Three banksia cones pose with a 1970s kitchen mincer. They’re not in fear of being minced - it seems to me - but behaving more like children posing on the bonnet of a car, enjoying the exhilarating strangeness and power of it. The cones in the mixmaster’s mustard yellow bowl do look a little threatened by the electricity that might at any moment pulse through that yellow electric cord.
There are almost-but-not-quite stories here, shades of nursery rhyme and nostalgia, of things endowed with personalities, of the lively relationships that children have with their toys and familiar household things …”
I am into her insightful thoughts and writing. Being a recipient of a Create NSW Small Project Grant was terrific. It funded a writer to be contracted to write for this project. Woohoo! Thanks too to BRAG staff. When BRAG staff, Jo Dickson first showed me the draft of the catalogue, I felt really overwhelmed - in a good way. Thanks to all who pulled this together.
This program is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.