I am absolutely thrilled to share I’ve been awarded high commendations for both the Irene Davies Emerging Artist Award for Small Tapestries, and the Gosford Art Prize this year! While travel has been off the cards for many of us, two of my “covid-collage” tapestries are at least getting out and about, and are on exhibition. A New World, Highly Commended, ATW’s Irene Davies Emerging Artist Award The Irene Davies
Could this have been the only roadtrip for 2021? You might have seen earlier this year (over on the Instagram) that Husband and I managed to squeeze in a roadtrip through Victoria and NSW before all the lockdowns continued. And since it seems like we aren’t getting out of this Delta situation anytime soon, I started thinking perhaps I should celebrate and share what could be the only travel we
July was all about creative play. I wasn’t feeling it with my weaving, so I took some time away from the loom to recharge and explore my creativity in a different way. I focussed on working my way through an online mixed media course. Honestly, it was a joy to just play with no expectation of the outcome. And I have learned new techniques and ways to create pieces of work
I’m really happy to be selected as a finalist in the Blacktown City Art Prize for my work, ‘Oh hi 2020’. You can tune into the online launch at 2pm via the Facebook event here. The exhibition can be viewed at The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre, from 28 November 2020 to 28 January 2021. Read more about the tapestry here.
This later half of the year has seen me working on a different project to my norm. Almost all of my tapestries to date have drawn from my inspiration of, or experiences in, the natural landscape. But I recently finished weaving the first in a series I’ve come to call my ‘covid-collages’. 2020 has been quite the year! Our girl was ready for all the excitement and adventures that a
Well March felt like a total blur of chaos and confusion! It was difficult to focus on anything other than the continual and horrifying news updates on the spread of COVID-19. But despite this, I still managed to keep my hands busy with A LOT of weaving. Weaving in isolation Husband and I flew to Colorado at the beginning of the month. We were supposed to enjoy a three-week ski
At the end of every month in my planner, there are these prompts to help me review the weeks that were. It really helped me highlight the achievements and lessons learned for the month. I put the call out on Instagram and everyone seemed to want to read more, so here’s a bit of what came out of my February monthly reflection exercise. Oh, and it’s probably not surprising, but
I’m super excited that the new work from my Specere collection of tapestries can soon be found at the National Library of Australia Bookshop! I’ll be delivering the above four pieces to the Bookshop on Wednesday 4 March. It is such a great opportunity and I’m so looking forward to seeing them on display there! You can see more of the Specere project on the portfolio page.
So you had an idea and wanted to make something? That’s cool. But what happens when that project doesn’t go to plan and you’re left with “Project Fail”? As an artist I have heaps of ideas I want to weave, but sometimes I fail to execute them. At first, it basically feels like I’m left with a piece of crap, and it’s certainly not something I want to put on
A new addition to the Specere collection I’ve been weaving a new tapestry for my Specere collection, so I thought a little progress update was in order. The working title on this one is ‘Mount Buffalo B’… because, well there was also a ‘Mount Buffalo A’. Quick backstory: You might have seen from my portfolio that over the last couple of years I have been weaving small tapestries, under the