Off the Square exhibition 10 – 26 May 2013

Here is advanced notice of an exhibition, which will include my work, to be held at the Belconnen Arts Centre from 10 to 26 May 2013.

Off the Square, curated by Peter Haynes, consultant curator, writer and art historian, presents works by Craft ACT’s vibrant membership of craft practitioners and designer makers. Highlighted will be a variety of approaches to medium and practice.

The opening will be at 5.30 pm on Friday 10 May and there will be a meet the artists event at 2.00pm Saturday 18 May.

This is Us - detail

A detail of one of my works in the exhibition

Petite Miniature Textiles

Last weekend was the opening of the Petite Miniature Textiles exhibition held at the Wangaratta Art Gallery, in Victoria.


I was very pleased that my work The Odd Couple had been selected for the show.


There was also a strong showing from other Canberra and region artists with work from Lisa Molvig, Helen Gray, Dianne Firth, Sairi Yoshizawa, Maryann Mussared, Carolyn Sullivan and Rachel Bickovsky.

The work from the 118 participating artists was of a very high standard. There was a strong showing of tapestry artists with some very fine work from Sue Traylen, North South Weaving; Abigail Howells, Wing Details; and Kim McKechnie, Coast.

Other stand out works for me were Anita Larkin’s Things That Howl in the Night, a series of domestic objects that were covered in a felt of wool and human hair; Mandy Gunn’s Unnatural History, made with echidna spines woven onto fishing line; John Parkes‘ Quilt for the Upper Torso, an intensely stitched reclaimed shirt front; and Ilka White’s Billabong Line 1, 2 & 3 created by threading hollow grass stems on fine thread.

Unfortunately there is no catalogue for this exhibition and photography, other than of your own work was forbidden, so you’ll need to go in person, if possible, to see the work. There are some more installation images on the Wangaratta Art Gallery Facebook page.

The show runs until 22 July 2012.
Opening Hours 12-5 Mon-Tues, 10-5 Wed-Fri and 1-4 Sat-Sun.



Diverse Directions

Time has flown and its nearing the end of our exhibition. It may be a bit late but here are some of the shots I took setting up the work.


Looking in from the entrance…


wrestling with one of Bev’s large twined works..


setting up the plinth’s for Ola’s work..


some of Bev’s Childhood Archaeology..


two of my works on paper Dream Home (lhs) and House & Land Package (rhs)


three of my works on cloth, lto r, New Land, Estate & Old Land..


looking back across Ola’s vessels to my printed works on paper.