Saturday, January 14, 2012

did you hear about the fab workshops?

on the mantelpiece are collages by Rochelle Summerfield 

Thirning Villa is where Ashfield Council houses their artist in residence programme and this weekend I have just completed a free workshop conducted by the newest artist on the block. 

You can find more on Rochelle Summerfield's blog and all her links. 

Workshops on printmaking techniques are open to all and there will be plenty to choose from so contact  Ashfield Council for details and to make bookings. 

here I printed a collagraph of "litter" over a fragment of an etching... its a great technique.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

artists' books at Leichhardt Library

Curve Test - waste nothing is a constructed artist book made during an all day stay in a waiting room. I liked the idea of making this piece within the time I had and with materials I picked up from around this site (except the needle for stitching and the orange marker). The work may look junky but I see it more as a fun and real snapshot or record of a day that could occur for anyone. I do see beauty in the banal and hope others may tune into this too. 
ps no one was harmed during the making of this "book".

JCA Steel Bookbinders competition exhibition presented by NSW Guild of Craft Bookbinders 
at Leichhardt Library on until 30th Jan 2012