Happy Daze 220
Discarded bits of cardboard, wood and acrylic and enamel paint.
13cm(h) x 11cm(w) x 18cm(l)
Home has been inspired by my love of architecture. I am especially fond of the make shift, old, busted, or derelict. I like looking at the evidence of activity seen in the character of old buildings. Dog scratch marks on a back door, little balcony’s protruding from windows and holes covered or walls constructed from random bits of wood. The charm I see in old buildings causes me to ruminate about previous inhabitants and the times they lived in.
I had so much fun making these little dwellings out of empty boxes and odds and ends lying about in my studio. It’s deeply satisfying creating original artwork from single use items that get thrown out. It costs me nothing but time and innovation with what I have.
Online Exhibition – 6 – 21 June 2020
Phone: +61 2 9328 0922
In January 2020, just after the mega-fires went through the Blue Mountains, I went to BigCi Artist Residency at Bilpin, NSW. I did this to be in the charred landscape and see how I could respond creatively to such a significant time in our history.
As a result I created ‘Trashed’ which is currently showing in Occupied at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre.
Trashed’ has been created from cans, plastic and glass bottles thrown out on the side of The Bells Line of Road in a 30 kilometre distance from Mt Tomah a to Browns Swamp at Lithgow.
The extent of how much is chucked out on a scenic drive became more evident after recent bushfires cleared away trees and shrubs hiding litter along the highway.
Occupied runs from 2 June to 5 July 2020.
Photo credit – Graeme Wienand.
The Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing is a $25,000 acquisitive art award among the most significant of its kind in the country.
Named in honour of respected painter, printmaker and draughtswoman, Miss Adelaide Elizabeth Perry (1891-1973) who taught Visual Arts at PLC Sydney from 1930 to 1962, the Prize attracts submissions from around the country.
The judge for the 2020 Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing is Dr Felicity Fenner, Associate Professor, UNSW Art & Design.
The Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing Exhibition of Finalists 2020 will commence on Friday 28 February and run to 27 March 2020.
Adelaide Perry Gallery – Corner Hennessy and College Streets, Croydon NSW.
Open on Weekdays from 8.30 am – 4.00 pm and Saturdays from 11 am – 4.00 pm.
At the close of the exhibition a people’s choice award of $2,000 will be awarded to the finalist’s work voted favourite by Gallery visitors. Voting slips will be available online.
Join us for the opening launch of Blue Mountains Portraits.
Trish Doyle – MP Blue Mountains
Free event: Cash bar.
RSVP to email@example.com or 02 4780 5410
Blue Mountains Portraits is the Cultural Centre’s annual celebration of the local community and its diverse members. The exhibition artistry portray the unique people that make up the cultural fabric of the Blue Mountains and tell stories behind the person. Over forty artworks in a broad range of styles and media such as printing, photography, drawing, collage and mixed media will be exhibited together with a selection of local student work.
Image: Blue Mountains Portraits People’s Choice Winner 2019 Mathew Lynn, Aunty Mary King (study) 2010, conte crayon on brown paper, 17 x 91cm
Curated by Miriam Williamson.
2-3.30pm Saturday 8th February 2020.
Guest Speaker Trish Doyle MP, Member for the Blue Mountains, Shadow Minister for the Emergency Services.
The exhibition runs from the 2nd to the 29th of February 2020.
Open daily fro 9am to 4.30pm.
Blue Mountains National Heritage Centre, Govetts Leap Road, Blackheath.
Birdland has been funded by the Blue Mountains City Council of Arts Trust.
For information on the exhibition contact Miriam Williamson: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Artist Jody Graham. Title: Escape. Size 36 x 28cm. Medium: Drawn with burnt sticks from NSW 2019/20 fires. Date: January 2020. Photo credit: Graeme Wienand.