Sunday, October 13, 2013

Studio Update

Here is an updated photo of 'Shift Memory' (working title) which will be in the 2nd Tamworth Textile Triennial next year. 80cm wide and only 1.5 metres to go. There is a bit more done than what you can see here. It has started going round the bottom bar and up the back.

In other news Wangaratta Art Gallery has acquired two tapestries from the exhibition 'Reflect' to add to their permanent collection. Here they are:

'Ripple in Aqua' 30x30cm

'Resonance in Ochre' 30x30cm

Sunday, July 14, 2013

'Reflect' Workshop

The exhibition is all finished now, and we had a very enjoyable and hopefully informative workshop over the last few days. Here are a few photos.

With Rosemary, Jayne, Hakim and Denise

Friday, June 21, 2013

'Reflect' opening and installation shots

Here are some photos from 'Reflect' at M16. On until 7 July.

With Gaye Brit, Royston Gustavson and Valerie Kirk at the opening

Round painting by Elisa Crossing. Elisa's exhibition 'Peep Box' is also in Gallery 1 until 7 July.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Exhibition and Workshop

The work is all ready now for next weeks opening in Canberra. Hanging on Tuesday 17th. There are still places available for the workshop on the 4-7 July, so let me know if you are interested and see the more detailed post below:
Canberra exhibition and Workshop

Last of the photos, printed and drying

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

'Reflect' Book Release

Coinciding with the upcoming exhibition 'Reflect', at M16 Artspace in Canberra (20 June - 7 July) I have released a book showcasing this body of work and the previous series 'Phase'.
It is now available to preview and order from the Blurb Bookstore:

Available in hard cover, soft cover and as an ebook (ipad format).

The ebook is also available in Apple's iBookstore:

Here are a couple of screen shots from the ipad:

Monday, April 29, 2013

Tapestries finished for Canberra show

Here are the last three tapestries for the for the exhibition in Canberra in June. Plus a couple more photos.

'Aqua Scales' 30x30cm

'Beige Scallops' 30x30cm

'Khaki Cascade' 30x30cm

finishing off the last piece

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Almost there

The last tapestry for the Canberra exhibition in June is almost finished. Remember to let me know if you are interested in attending the workshop (4-7 July), and feel free to email me with any enquires.

30x30cm when complete, and by the way it's upside down

Still plenty of work to do on the photos. Here are a couple of possibles to wet the appetite.

each 30x30cm

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Canberra exhibition and workshop

From 20 June to 7 July 2013 I'll be having an exhibition at M16 Artspace in Canberra, and over the last four days conduct a workshop in advanced tapestry techniques. In particular the techniques I have been specialising in with my own work. We will be looking at things such as combining hatching and half passing, tips for controlling edges and working over large areas and tight spaces. The workshop will be for people with a reasonable amount of tapestry weaving experience.

Here is a work in progress photo of a piece woven a few years ago. The image below shows a similar detail of the finished work. You'll see that I've woven it upside down, as it is much easier to fill in a tight space than weave a tall peak, especially when half passing.

An example of the sort of things we can look at during the workshop. Please feel free to email me with any questions, suggestions on subjects to cover, costs and to register your interest. There will be a discounted rate for students. The workshop will be over the last four days of the exhibition, which includes a weekend. So you will have the option of attending all four days or just the two days of the weekend at half the price. Remember, tapestry is essentially craft and developing good technique opens the door to creative possibilities.

I will post updates here.

The J.M.W. Turner exhibition will be on at the NGA at the same time, so a great time to visit Canberra.

Friday, March 1, 2013

some work from 2012

Here are some pieces, tapestries and photos from last year.

This installation is from the exhibition 'Un:sighted' at Fortyfive downstairs, Melbourne with Louise Blyton, Emma Langridge, Troy Mendham, Lynette Smith and Peter Summers.

This body of work will be extended for a complete exhibition at M16 Artspace, Canberra,
from 20 June to 7 July 2013.

The tapestries and photos are all 30x30cm and the entire installation will be over 40 works in a single line. I will also be holding a workshop in advanced tapestry techniques during the last four days of the exhibition, with more details to follow soon.

'Ripple in Aqua' 30x30cm 2011
woven tapestry in wool and cotton

'Surge in Red' 30x30cm 2012
woven tapestry in wool and cotton

'Resonance in Ochre' 30x30cm 2012
woven tapestry in wool and cotton

'Untitled #3' 30x30cm 2012
Archival pigment inkjet print on 100% cotton rag

'Untitled #5' 30x30cm 2012
Archival pigment inkjet print on 100% cotton rag

Monday, February 25, 2013

new works in progress from the studio

This piece is 80cm wide and will continue for up to 200cm in hight. It is based on the colours in the landscape of north western Tasmania. From photographs I took a few years ago.  Detail below.

And below are tapestries in progress. I'll post completed images when they are all finished off and photographed. Each 30x30cm when finished.