This weekend just gone I popped out to Art in the Park, Bathurst stepping in for Rachel to do the meet and greet and supporting Heather Dunn pictured here giving a plein air tapestry demonstration – yes you heard it right – plein air tapestry is a thing! I know it looks nice here but it was C O L D. Gold stars to all! You can check out more of Heather’s doings on her website https://www.heatherdunnartist.com.au
Art in the Park, Bathurst is an artist initiative, a free community event open to the public that runs on the third Sunday of the month from 2-4, currently meeting on the banks of the Wambool, Macquarie River. Monthly details are posted on their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Art-In-The-Park-Machattie-Park-Bathurst-650769108393752
I’m grateful that I was able to present at last month’s Art in the Park. It was there whilst giving an art demonstration/presentation about my Home residency - painting my paintings back into my paintings that one of the attendees there reminded me of the concept of the image repeated in itself. Being also reminded of the French term mise en abyme by Project Gallery 90 (where many of my Home residency works will be soon as part of my solo exhibition there opening on 27 May), I also remember being awakened to this term on my French residency in 2017. There, I began to paint still life like framed set ups in my work, before returning home to paint my paintings in my paintings. But thinking about this concept, it’s been niggling with me for a while. I remember playing with this concept in photography when my first born was just a baby and she’s an adult now. It’s good to get out and chat and exchange.
My Home residency program is proudly funded by the NSW Government through Arts Restart via Orana Arts Inc.