Friday, 16 October 2015

Down by the Murrumbidgee River ....

A true 'artist date' with yourself.
By the Murrumbidgee today near Narrandera, these lovely works are waiting for the crowds to come.
The river provides a sense of the scale and
grace of these works.

The light was filtered through the clouds but there was a strong shadowing that lent intensity and drama to the setting.

What's not to love here? My congratulations and thanks to everyone involved.

Do yourself a favour people, and look this up.
Promise yourself to spend more time viewing such events.

A wonderful art event

This morning I drove the half hour to Narrandera Common to experience the delightful site specific works that were produced for On Common Ground. The link  CADFACTORY.COM.AU will give you more information.
A sparkling spring morning and the unobtrusive river could only enhance the positive effect of time spent with these people and their work.
An informative guided tour and introductions by my friend of many years, conceptual (and other creative disciplines) artist Natalie, enabled me to indulge my passion for talking about the dyes, textiles and patterns on display.
Several weeks ago, Natalie had invited me to observe the work of a group of women at Narrandera Railway Station who were dying, stitching and assembling a range of materials for the exhibition.

Monday, 31 August 2015

'Rabbits' by John Marsden and Shaun Tan. A clever visual text about rabbits as an introduced species. It brings up the question of what dominating that which is uncomplicated and innocent can lead to. I am today thinking of this in relation to powerplay and energy ping-pong games.
My question is; who is the predator and who is the victim in the classroom?
It is Spring. I am going to renew my blog. It is going to reflect the ideas that I pass on to my young art students and my creative tribe. It will be a treasure for us.