The things I love about going to refresher courses is it challenges you. It makes you rethink what you’ve been doing and it calls upon you to push yourself in areas that you’re not comfortable with. Kerrie Lester has been a good tutor, pushing us and giving hands on advice and tuition – and calls everyone “Doll” which is very endearing, even though she pulls … Continue reading Day 3 Mixed Media Art Class: Evil black chicken
Today was criminal and frustrating. Trying and learning new techniques made me feel like I was in kindergarten again but the results turned out okay, despite lots of swearing under my breath. Number 2 in the giant chickens. I kept going back to what I’m comfortable with – detailed collage, but it was important to try other things. You can judge for yourself. Continue reading Day 2: Mixed Media course at National Arts School
After initial nerves, I decided I just needed to start something and then I’d get advice from the lecturer as I progressed. Here’s the results of Day 1 and I think this week I’ll have a chicken focus. Over-sized chickens. For a few months, these chickens have been my day-time friends, and I like that I’m immortalising them on a grand scale. Continue reading End of Day 1; Mixed Media Course
Taking a break from the Dingo Ate My Baby collage series to brush up on some techniques and learn new ones at the National Arts School for a week. Feels strangely like a first day of school, everyone standing around with blank canvases. Huge diversity in crowd Continue reading Day 1 Mixed Media course
Saatchi Online is a incredible forum to showcase the work of emerging artists. I’ve been fortunate enough to sell work through the site and it’s given me a profile that I would never have had, I’m even selling prints of my work through affiliated retailers such as One Kings Lane. Again, an opportunity I’d never get in Braidwood. Now, Saatchi Online is having an Artist … Continue reading Saatchi Online Collage Showdown begins today
This is where I generally have a little bit of a crisis in my collage art. I have the beginnings of the background and have carefully created all the pieces that complete the piece of art. My dilemma is putting them all together in the right way to evoke the emotion of the scene. Once it’s stuck down, if I do it wrong, I face … Continue reading Sacrifice in the wilderness
There’s been a strange series of serendipitous moments going on lately. Last November I was visiting the National Gallery of Australia and saw Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly series and loved the story-telling through art. Then, over at the National Library I saw Azaria Chamberlain’s Baby Bracelet I realised no one has told the story of Lindy Chamberlain through art, in the same way that Nolan … Continue reading Azaria Chamberlain Fourth Inquest Announced.
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