I cannot believe there are only weeks to go until we close the doors. It has been such a great gallery space and opportunity to be apart of. So many Brisbane and nearby artists struggle to find affordable space to exhibit their work, so to provide, albeit a short term space, has been incredibly rewarding on a community and business level.
And it has been so lovely to meet so many followers and admirers in person.
However, our last Day will be December 18th.
So make sure you pop in before then, we have some amazing artists still to exhibit, and our side of the gallery, (Melanie Kilby, Tracy Murray and myself) has plenty of original artwork, ceramics and beautiful quality prints available. Perfect for Christmas.
You’ll find us at 37 Latrobe Terrace Paddington Queensland. And bring a furry friend…like Sizzles.
And so for the next few months we will be showing and selling our work from a cute little worker’s cottage here in Brisbane Queensland. We will also have a line up of artists who will be showing weekly.
It will all go very quickly so do check it out over at instagram
I don’t have a great deal of work in my online shop atm because I just haven’t had the time to add it all there. Photos, uploading etc. For now here are a few of my ceramic items available.
Over the last few years, I have dabbled with ceramics. Finally I am committing some time to experiment more with the medium.
At the end of 2020, I was commissioned to produce works for a new apartment here in Brisbane. TheTreehouse by Aria now houses several bespoke pieces including 24 individual hand cut wooden paintings.
These shaped pieces were an extension of some works I did a few years back on paper that I stitched onto a backing and from here I started to roll out earthenware to develop the process further. A gallery owner once told me that orange shaped 2D art doesn’t sell. I chose not to show my work with her anymore.
So, each week I attend a local ceramic class with Helen Davey who’s knowledge and skills make for a somewhat addictive addition to my art processes.
My intention at this stage is to focus on the surface more so than the form. Like many painters who work in this media, ceramics is just another surface to work on. As with painting, my work can appear differently on paper than canvas. The limitations of media and tools dictate the outcomes and styles of my work. That said, beyond making wall pieces from earthenware, I have been hand building, and the three dimensionality of a form is also grabbing my intention. I’m quite intrigued that marks on a vessel can be rotated to tell a story. So watch this space… this year is really about learning. If I sell a few pieces to cover my tuition and expenses, then I am happy.
I am limiting the amount of ceramics for sale each month for now. So if you would like to be added to the ceramic mailing list please do so here. I will email a day before announcing the work is available to the public. In addition to this, I will not be selling these works via an agent or retailer. You will only be able to purchase these via my website or in an exhibition. I want to keep this small and enjoyable rather than the main focus of my art practice.
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.