Saturday 20 August 2011
Friday night was the opening for St Ignatius Art show at Norwood.. this is the first year I've been invited to participate and what a cool night.. I bumped into Judith Rolevink who has 2 bronzes in the show, wandered around checking out the amazing pieces in this show and wow some brilliant art..
On entry we got a goodie bag complete with programme and a voucher for wine, very spec :))
And a brass band made up of the senior school kids nothing like a bit of jazz at an opening...this one ticked all the boxes for me.. amazing munchies, wine, great lighting and the work was set out so well..yey team!!
I met some amazing artists who generously talked about their work, there's a gorgeous painting in the silent auction, which apparently went for 7K last year!!
The 'outdoor room' was a flutter of red dots when I left and quite a queue of peeps at the sales desk waiting to buy some amazing art. Anyhoo enjoy the vid it's just a sample of what's on display..
The show continues through the wkd with a string section playing and cupcakes. It's gold coin entry for the wkd and friday night was ticket only entry. It's a brilliant show, so if you're in town get and see it and buy some original art..
Friday 19 August 2011
This lil trip was organised by Mellie @ Mt Barker TAFE thanks for putting the call out for this visit ... we had Jam Factory folks, TAFE, SA UNI plus extras and that would be me :)) Wednesday's trip was wet and windy what a great day to walk from the central market to the Art Gallery, the pots were just next door in the basement of course complete with Harry Potter cupboard under the stairs..
I'd heard about this stash when I was back in college but really never got around to finding it so super call M, cheers! Although unable to touch these guys it was great just to check out the pots that we have in town hiding out in there glass cupboards.. So check em out, complete with some tunes by Bjork 'It's oh so quiet' and Ian Dury and The Blockheads 'This is What We Find'...
Tonight is 'St Ignatius Art Show Opening' SALA show which continues across the wkd, so check it out Queen St Norwood tonight is ticket only entry and a gold coin entry for the wkd and then Sunday arvo I'll be at Q Gallery for our '3 Seasons Show' @ Barristers Block Winery, Onkaparinga Valley Rd Woodside so drop in for a chat and buy some art and wine peeps, see ya there :))
Sunday 7 August 2011
Friday 5 August 2011
I don't know why but I was pleasantly surprised with the Sauvignon Blanc we had at the opening last night!! Anyhoo a few piccies just as we finished setting up after the usual dramas up to the very last minute...yey for opening night nerves :P but the team stayed amazingly calm and all went swimmingly. Along came 7pm and cars started rolling down the driveway I still think some Bali torches or lanterns would have been lovely out by the entrance but the wind and rain kinda would have hampered that idea!!
So yey team and peeps that came out on a cold and wet night in the hills to celebrate with us launching our very first '3' of us exhibition together!! It was lovely to se folks I haven't seen in ages and buddies from the clay collective and bloggers too!! If you didn't make it you missed my tag you're it ang doing the speech tonight!!! ha that was fun hope I remembered to thank everyone and again a Big Thanks to Bec @ Q Gallery and Jan of Barrristers Block Winery for such a great venue.. and a great drop of wine!! and also a big thankyou to Mt Barker Council for the SALA rebate that went towards registering our exhibition with SALA..
So check it out a great night topped off by a soft drink at the Woodside pub and yep we got the gas fire working outside.. c'mon we are potters :P and some very wet feet as I tried to jump the torrent flooding down the road to get into my car for the trek home lastnight and a 15 minute pitstop as I waited for a tow truck to pull a car out of the fence just passed cudlee creek!! what and adventurous night we had..
So '3 Seasons in One Day' exhibition is up for the whole month of SALA, please check it out and buy some great Art, check out the winery and sample a drop we'll be out there some time during the month again on a Sunday probably...if you want to stay in touch drop me your email to firstname.lastname@example.org or find us on facebook 3 Seasons in One Day or Ang Walford Ceramics
happy SALA month Adelaide!!
Thursday 4 August 2011
Just a few pics before I head off to the Gallery... these are of 'lil birdie on the corner' and One of my new landscape tiles which I've decided to interplace with the the printed tiles...I think they make for a great cohesive story about my current work exploring landscapes and my inside out prints bringing imagery that would usually be on the inside of our dwellings to the outside and on the street corner Edward Hopper was a major influence on the workings of these tiles...
I just ran off some more prints this morning too...it really is great to be visiting printmaking again...I haven't ventured it's way since early college days and all the processes are so much more user friendly now...although i still have black fingernails after this mornings effort...
Anyhoo hope to see you tonight if you can make it 7pm @ Q Gallery Barristers Block Winery 151 Onkaparinga Valley Rd Woodside just down from Melbas Chocolate Factory!!
Tuesday 2 August 2011
A quick peak from my kitchen shoot this afternoon this is one of the tiles for the '3 Seasons in One Day' Exhibition at Q Gallery Barristers Block Winery Woodside SA.... and just a peak I'll take a couple of set up shots tomorrow at the Gallery...
Some came out better than I expected and some are a learning curve and thats ok because otherwise I'd be bored!! and this way I have a few interesting things to learn from and more things to try out on the next batch of tiles..... but for now some rest is in order and hopefully more healing time for my elbow :))
The pre spring has hit nicely this week and heading for 22C today what more could you ask for!
Yesterday was plinth painting day at Q Gallery, Rose and I headed out to the club to pick up a few extra plinths and after greeting the Plover that has taken residence in the roof again this year we loaded up our cars and headed up into the hills...
Woodside is a very picturesque spot for wkd drives and it's this that we're hoping having a show in the hills will be an added bonus with peeps dropping in on the wkds... Yesterday was stunning up there the sun was out and the Barristers Block Wineries Loos are something to shout about :))
So anyhoo the plinths are all painted up and Wednesday we head up for setting the gallery after a good tidy up and a clean I think it will look great...
Very soon I'll be cracking the kilns for my tile work...so here's hoping that my really slow firing has paid off...and a sneak peek later perhaps....
Anyhoo below is Mud on deck keeping watch this morning at the top of the steps and below a great portrait from my friend Derek...I just love this one!