Saturday, June 25, 2011

Shoes,paper, and a Chinook

This display of shoes is part of the permanent display at The Link Gallery, Winchester. I thought that it was a perfect fit with the theme of ‘HerStory’.
Don’t forget that if you are in the area the exhibition continues until July 8th.Scroll down for details if you missed the previous posts.

Today I went to the hackwood art festival which is a biannual event; this year held in a marquee in a lovely setting, and with the chance to stroll enviously around the hosts’ garden. As usual there was a range of workshops led by exhibiting artists. I chose to go to the ‘painting with paper pulp’ workshop run by Anita Bell. I think it says a great deal about the area in which I live that I was the only participant. Lucky for me, but a lost opportunity for others. There were lots of inspiring samples to look at, suggestions for books to read about the subject, and, of course, individual attention for me.The festival continues on 26th June, so if you are in Hampshire check out the website for details.

I have made paper before, but never done any pulp painting or made a bowl, which I had the chance to do today. Needless to say, another creative pursuit that I will not be able to resist. Fortunately I already have all the equipment needed, except for the turkey baster!

When I got home I nearly drove head on into a large tanker coming down the lane leading to my garage, which I did think was strange, and stranger still to see a Chinook in the field behind my house. It had attracted quite a crowd, who were all ushered away as it prepared for take off. I think the pilot may not get any dinner tonight.(Correction,I am informed,by he who knows best, that this was a planned stop to coincide with Armed Forces Day).

Friday, June 17, 2011

Crop 'We Love Your Books'2011

You can see the online exhibition of selected books for this years exhibition on Flickr.
Mine is an interpretation of crop using an image from my life drawing class where we focused on the body almost as a landscape. I played on the words apples and pears, and used InkTense crayon and fabric medium to work on fabric.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Private View

Here are some photos of the Private View for ‘HerStory’; I was impressed with both the work and the professional way in which it was displayed.

I was especially pleased that the organizers listened to me and took the trouble to construct a wall case so that people can take out my artist’s book and look through it; so much more appropriate than putting it in a display case.

It was good to be able to discuss the work with a few of the artists, and to know more of the back story, which helped the pieces to come to life.

This year there were no constraints on dimensions, and this produced a wider variety of media used, textiles, ceramic, prints, paintings, jewellery and the indefinable!

Monday, June 06, 2011


I have been to Winchester this morning, up the hill past the prison, to The Link Gallery, part of Winchester University where Women's Work are holding their exhibition entitled 'Herstory'.
I have two pieces in the exhibition. This is a brief view and I will show more of my work, and
hopefully some views of the exhibtion later.
If you are anywhere near do try to go, as I am always impressed by both the work, often many prints, and the way the exhibitions are presented. The Private View is on Friday 10th June from 6-8.30pm and you are cordially invited.

I mention the prison because I once did a placement there and have visited many times; on one memorable occasion showing my library card by mistake for my pass, and getting in with no problem.
Not that one would want to go there by choice!

Saturday, June 04, 2011

MadLab Exhibition

Here is a link to photos of the preview of the User Generated Art exhibition which the Flickr Response(VS) Group took part in:

More photos and information here:

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