Thursday, June 26, 2008

Launch of Air & Kilometers


How proud we were to see Ingrid launch her animation of the Kaki King commission.

It was a great night - and the display of her work on the walls of the Horse Bazaar was good to see. The result of lots of hard work.


Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Tweed River Art Gallery - Murwillumbah

Hired a car and drove to Murwillumbah to see this gallery.

Saw Marco Luccio's work - ealry prints. Great!

Also loved the etching by Jim Chan called "Within" done in 2005. His work is wonderful http://www.jim-chan.com/

There was an exhibition - Salon des Refuses - from the Archibald portrait and landscape prizes.

Favourite from this was Tracey Smith's "Portrayal of the Beyond" fresco on 4 boards.

The permanent collection had some good prints too - Andrew Antoniou and Juli Haas.

Outside the sculpture of 2 sheep running up the hillside was very humorous.




Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Picasso & his Collection

We went to the exhibition in Brisbane - the GOMA and saw this exhibition.
It exceeded our expectations.
Did some sketching in the gallery, though it was pretty crowded.



Friday, June 13, 2008

more Anglesea pictures

Cannot face the thought of photoshopping these as I have been working on PS constantly to complete my artist book




Artist Book progress


Have conquered the construction problems I was having with my second artist book.

Have measured carefully and tweaked the dimensions and folds

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Anglesea




We went to Anglesea for the weekend - and ther were lots of beautiful sites...

Monday, June 9, 2008

Artist Book #3


I was unpacking a carton of wine, and was intrigued by the packaging.

The insert to protect the wine was all slotted and ingeniously structured.

I took it apart, and realised that instead of it configured to support 12 bottles of wine, it could be extended outwards to be a book.

A# is needed to support the back bone, and A4 can be used for the inserts.

Keen to use this for a cityscape. Probably using print transfer and drawing as well as PS.



Thursday, June 5, 2008

Sketching Otto DIx





Drawing at the National Gallery of Victoria with Marco.


The subject was the prints of Otto Dix. These sketches are of Frontline Soldier, Brussels done in 1924. The figures are almost grotesque and animal like.


I was pleased with my efforts


Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Interesting site for Artist books

The V & A in the UK has a wonderful site which provides information on the collection of artists' books held in the National Art Library and access to a Visual Database of a selection of artists' books in the collection.
They also provide information on the origins and development of artists' books, interviews with contemporary book artists, a bibliography for further reading, and weblinks to other sources of information

http://www.vam.ac.uk/collections/prints_books/features/artists_books/index.html

The link to other sites is particularly valuable
http://www.vam.ac.uk/collections/prints_books/features/artists_books/links/index.html