My thoughts on possibilities for my upcoming exhibition are extending from my paintings and drawings. With the recent studio visit here by Bathurst Regional Art Gallery Curator, Emma Collerton and Audience Engagement Officer, Julian Woods, I have been thinking about how I could work with the Gallery to play with an installation in this exhibition. I am stimulated by Emma being open to possibilities. Then bouncing the idea of an installation with fellow artists, Kiata Mason, my phone-an-artist/cousin regular and Karen Golland, here in my studio earlier this week, I am enthused by their encouragements of playing with opportunities that may come.
Imagining possibilities, I’m thinking about how some of my creative process could be suggested within the gallery curation. Could I set up a still life in-situ with stacked furniture, glass top and lighting to play with shadows and reflections? Could my kid’s plastic animal toys rest on nails on the gallery walls? Could my shoebox tripod still life set with its finds from my youngest’s display shelf of horror come to play? Could my cloud painting props on skewers come play in a still life set up? Could my canvas’ prepped with just the yellow ochre ground be intermixed with finished pieces? Or maybe, I could paint a yellow ochre ground onto the gallery wall.
And seeing the current CEL exhibition, Artist and Animator at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, I think about creating an animation of my drawings of wombats or wallaby scats? Which makes me think - where could those creatures travel?
This program is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.