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Satellite Show

From my recent involvement in the Found Studio Dog exhibition at Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery, I have also been asked to participate in a satellite show.

From October 1st to 16th at Side Gallery in Brisbane, you can see a number of artist’s works from both regions. As my Sizzles and Sesame painting is still on show up north, I have chosen a collage and some ceramic pieces for this show.

Curated buy Side Gallery and Adrienne Williams.

All works available via the Side Gallery website

 

 

Broken Landscapes: Mixed media collage 83cm x 37cm Framed.

 

Below: Ceramics: Ghost Gum 1,2,3 and Tjoritja Vessels 1,2.3,4

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Little Things Art Prize Finalist 2020

My “Campfire Gaze’ has been selected for this year’s Little Things Art Prize. Feeling very fortunate to be a finalist this year amongst so many others.

I managed to see last year’s show at Saint Cloche. Although there will be restrictions due to Covid safe plans, the show will go on. 

EXHIBITION DATES – SEPTEMBER 16TH – 27TH
PRIZE DAY – SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 26TH

Venue:
SAINT CLOCHE Gallery
37 MacDonald St, Paddington NSW 
And for those who can’t go, ( like me)  the show can be viewed online.

This work is available for sale at the show. 

TWO OF THE ABOVE IMAGES ARE FROM THE LITTLE THINGS WESBITE

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New Works at Boom Gallery

Tiel Seivl-Keevers

For those of you who have still got a a job, and have recently looked at your credit card statement and seen how much you have saved whilst being in lockdown because you haven’t been spending your money on random stuff you don’t need, or long lunches with friends….I have news for you.

Boom Gallery in Geelong, Vic have recently updated their online profile to support all the artists they represent. I recently send them some new works, all very affordable and at a size that will happily found its place in any home or home office, or a present for someone who is just having a terrible time.

 

Tiel Seivl-Keevers

Above: “Blue Trees 1” and “Blue Trees 2”

Tiel Seivl-Keevers

Above: “Old Man Gum”

 

Tiel Seivl-Keevers

Above: “Unchartered Landscape 1”

Tiel Seivl-Keevers

Above: “Water and Earth”

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TRAVEL WITHIN MY HOME – shifting my creative compass

If there was ever a time to finish that book, to clean out your drawers, wardrobe, cook something new, learn how to sew or draw, then perhaps it is now.

Personally, no pandemic will ever get me excited about cleaning out drawers.

Being at home, working at home is not a new concept for me. However, my mindset and ability to concentrate has been altered. Coronavirus (C19) has definitely entered my thinking space. I’ve turned the radio off, I try not to look at my news feed on the phone or computer…at least I reduce this to a minimal time of the day. I am constantly thinking about friends and family who are about to lose income…..the thoughts of worry just escalate.I am not putting my head in the sand, yet trying to just remain balanced and calm is important. People think they have anxiety now…well it’s going to rain down on our society. So how do I over come this? I have a husband who employs 50 people and they all seem to be at my kitchen right now….virtually that is. Good luck with sharing office space and bandwidth at the moment people….

OK, so my thoughts have gone to Alain Button’s book The Art of Travel. Travel will forever be changed, especially international travel. And whilst we may be stuck indoors for now and restricted to where and what we can do, it doesn’t mean that we should never think about travelling again. Especially why we travel. And it certainly doesn’t mean that we can’t do anything within our confines no matter how small they maybe. For me it is relatively easy to shift my creative compass.  I am fortunate enough to have space, a garden that is large enough to explore and spend time in. Time to think about what is in front of me.

So here is my project and I’d love for you to join in if you are feeling uncertain as to how you can spend some of your lockdown time constructively. Or just keep watching crap TV.

Each day I am going to take a journal and sketch every plant in my garden. Every tree and shrub and flower. I am going on a holiday within my own space. I will only spend 5-10 minutes per day recording this information. I know most of my plants….but there are a few I don’t know the names of, so it will be a journey of learning and discovery. I don’t know how long this will last for or what will come from this, but it gives me that break I need from the creative work I have scheduled for commissions at the moment. I cannot paint successfully if my mind is elsewhere.

You may not have a garden, but perhaps you could sketch, photograph or write a poem about other items in your home. Concentrate on your kitchen, what you eat each day, how you travel each room…. Or go back and look at all the holiday destinations you had and make a journal about it.

I just don’t want to waste this time feeling consciously anxious and depressed about how fucked up this world is at the moment. I need a project. This will be a good start. Tell me if you are going to do something similar, I would love to see hear about it.

 

Day one and two

Bay leaf tree and Yucca plant

Please read from the Financial Times: Alain de Botton: how to travel from your sofa : Coronavirus may confine us — but we can learn to explore in very different ways