Musings of a New Zealand mixed media & textile artist
Yesterday I spent most of the day hanging the exhibition at the Nelson Suter Art Society room. Seven of us are sharing the space. It is intriguing to see where the title has led each of us. I feel it looks very cohesive, although the work varies immensley in style. We open tonight, so it will be interesting to see the public reaction. I was too busy to take photos but will remedy this. I am really pleased with the look of my work.A slightly new direction but I am loving it.Watch this space.
Last night I attended the opening of the Spring exhibition at the Suter Gallery , Nelson. I have had two small paintings accepted. They looked good on the wall. One is a snowy farm scene (not my usual style of work) and the other is an abstract impression of a chapel door I saw in Spain. It uses various mixed media to give the look of crumbling walls and old gardens. I received lots of lovely comments.There was a huge range of styles of work submitted, and apparently quite a lot of 'non-selected' work.
Arts Council Nelson has been tasked with organising the creation of the 2500 flax flowers needed to create this installation on Armistice Day 11th November. We have worksheets available and can help to source flax for anyone in the Nelson area who is interested in helping us.We would love to hear from you.
The first blog on my new website. Goodness, I am certainly starting to move with the’ technology ‘ world!
It has been a busy few weeks. The Knitting and Stitching Show in the UK has opened. I have two pieces in the New Zealand Contemporary Textile artists exhibition there. Both are using my hand painted, stamped and stencilled fabrics. I have machine stitched and then hand stitched to give lots of visual texture.
I am totally fascinated and seduced by marks at the moment. I don’t care if they are stitched or drawn. I use them to guide the viewer around the work, to explore and interact with the work. The two pieces connect visually through colour and line, but are made as two separate pieces.
The second thing I have been working on is my painting for the David Ryan student work exhibition. This opened at the Refinery Artspace, Halifax St Nelson on Tuesday night.