Friday, 26 July 2013

Renovations - Progress

Studio space - then...
Studio space - now

Downstairs Back of House - then
Downstairs Back of House - now
Rear of House - then
Rear of House - now

New Studio Space

Well, I am glad to say that things have been moving along
with the downstairs part of our renovations.
My studio is now clad, along with a new storage room,
old laundry and garage area.  
It makes such a difference, and it's not even finished yet.
Now deciding on light fixtures/placement, studio flooring options and exterior paint colours 
(The building crew favour the same colour as the top half of the house but
I am seriously considering the grey of the hand rails.  My thinking is that this will connect it
to the top half but give it weight and differentiate the new build from the old .

Any opinions?

PS:  On a totally different note -
I hope all the artist book makers who read this little blog of mine
will visit the Personal Histories blog from time to time and
hopefully consider being part of the exhibition.
If any one has any suggestions on how I can promote
participation in the event I'd be most grateful of suggestions.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Personal Histories Artist Book Exhibition

Family Holiday, Amity Point circa January 1972

I am currently in the throes of trying to set up a collaborative
artists book and works on paper exhibition
at Redland Museum Cleveland (Qld Australia).

I am really hoping that some of you will be keen
to share some personal histories and participate in this exhibition with me.

I've started a new blog entitled
dedicated to the project
where I will aim to share information
and images of participating artists works
and hopefully a couple of interviews or guest blog posts.

Please have a look at the new blog and let me know if you are interested.
I'd love to hear from you.
If you have any questions regarding the project please
feel free to ask.

(PS: I'm the shortest child in the photo above.  I am standing in front of my mother
& am surrounded by my siblings, a family friend named Tom
and the backside of our dachshund Heidi - taken by my Father in the front yard of
our holiday home in Gonzalez Street, Amity Point, Stradbroke Island, Qld, Australia)

Sunday, 14 July 2013

You Are My Everything

This is my finished book "You Are My Everything"
made for Cheryl Penn's exhibition
"An Encyclopaedia of Everything"
scheduled for next April in Durban, South Africa.
Thought I'd take some photos of it 
before it went off into the world by itself.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Works in Progress

I am currently working on a couple of papercut bookart projects .

The first is going to live in South Africa when it is complete as part
of Cheryl Penn's collaborative book art project and exhibition 
"An Encyclopaedia of Everything" which will be on
display at KZNSA Gallery in Durban next April.

The second item I am constructing to somewhat replace my Continuum book.

I have an embryonic idea for a local collaborative book arts exhibition
for anyone who may be interested (near or far).
Will keep you "posted" on more as it pans out :)

PS:  as I'm working away at my dining table I can hear the melodic
sound of nail guns and hammers building the framework for
my studio - YAY :) So Excited!
(Next thing I'll be painting will be walls - not artworks)

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Continuing Continuum

My book Continuum, which I posted about recently, 
is now residing at Bank Street Arts
in Sheffield UK
as part of the upcoming
4th annual
Exciting to think it will get a showing or two
all the way over the side of the world.
Hope it's happy there.
Only wish I could go and visit it and see the exhibition.