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What I did last week: Online Exhibition


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Week 11: 9 June 2020

Olivia Ciancio, Ivy

Olivia Ciancio, Ivy, 9 April 2020

Laura van der Spek, Echuca Line

Laura van der Spek, Echuca Line, 28 May 2020

Kathryn Harrison, Covid Cracks

Kathryn Harrison, Covid Cracks, 30 May 2020

Melanie Thoren, Self Portrait after attending a live-streamed funeral

Melanie Thoren, Self Portrait after attending a live-streamed funeral (acrylic paint on canvas), 1 June 2020
I attended a live-streamed funeral today. A surreal experience as all I could see was the service and my reflection staring back at me on my laptop. This painting is created from the part of my face I could see reflecting in the screen. I could not be there in person but I'm glad that I could share the experience via technology.

 

Susie Marcroft, Coffee Cup Rescue: 'Reimagined Heathcote Cemetery Walk'

Susie Marcroft, Coffee Cup Rescue: 'Reimagined Heathcote Cemetery Walk', 21 May 2020
Collage of printed coffee cups and my own ink and pencil drawings in reimagining my dog walk destinations during lockdown.

 

Angela Morrissey, Mary Mourning Jesus II

Angela Morrissey, Mary Mourning Jesus II (linocut print), 31 May 2020
My artwork is a linocut print inspired by the images of relatives grieving for loved ones on a boat wreck that killed at least thirty people when it crashed on the rocks at Christmas Island in 2010. The words say 'peace' and 'Angela the artist'. Jesus and Mary were refugees, too!

 

Greg Penno, A Dull Day at Uluru

Greg Penno, A Dull Day at Uluru, 3 June 2020

Paul Harrington, Done Something At Home For A Change

Paul Harrington, Done Something At Home For A Change, 5 June 2020

Claire Clarke, The Claire Fairy

Claire Clarke, The Claire Fairy, 5 June 2020

 

Janet Bromley, Jazzy Little Bag

Janet Bromley, Jazzy Little Bag, 6 June 2020
Janet Bromley is a Yorta Yorta artist living on Dja Dja Country. Janet usually works with recycled materials making wall hangings however she's filling in COVID-19 time experimenting with making coil circle bags. This bag is made with yarn from the op-shop and seagrass.

 

Aimé Sacrez, Night Spirit

Aimé Sacrez, Night Spirit (Pastel and acrylics on mat board), 4 June 2020
I haven't really produced much art in the fantasy genre, but I felt inspired this week to draw a dragon. I experimented with using silver and gold acrylics to catch the light.

 

Des Lowry, Pansies in an old teapot

Des Lowry, Pansies in an old teapot, 8 June 2020
My wife grew and arranged some blooms in an old teapot. They looked great and I hoped that French Ultramarine; Brown Madder; Permanent Rose and Raw Sienna, together with the angled light, and the white of the paper, would do them justice.

 

Kay Aitken, Chooks

Kay Aitken, Chooks (Pencil)), 4 June 2020
The concept for this drawing came to me whilst awake in the early hours of the morning, goodness only knows why.  But it was fun laying in bed mapping out what went into the drawing and where.  That's never happened to me before, I wonder if it will again?

 

Andre Sardone, Two Pods made with squares

Andre Sardone, Two Pods made with squares, 8 June 2020
Made from reclaimed steel plate, welded together and shaped with grinders.  I made the smaller Pod last week as an experiment in form, and the larger one has been this week's project. Both yet to be finished.

 

Jin Turpie, Floppy the Fish

Jin Turpie, Floppy the Fish, 7 June 2020

Gail Casey, Mantel Piece

Gail Casey, Mantel Piece (digital study), 8 June 2020
Meanwhile, keeping close to the heater a new still life was close at hand.

 

Paul Casey, Toasty warm studio after snowfall

Paul Casey, Toasty warm studio after snowfall (watercolour), 8 June 2020

Duffy - Ha Ho Art, Study For 2020 Vision - The Story So Far…

Duffy - Ha Ho Art, Study For 2020 Vision - The Story So Far… (acrylic on raw canvas), 9 June 2020
This is the very first large canvas that I started at the beginning of lockdown. It's a kind of visual diary really & along with the title, it's all pretty much self evident. However, the reason why the Charlie Chaplin character is in the painting is because I decided to celebrate the new year with a paste up of him standing in front of the 'Love Target' I am designing.
This canvas is on going til the end of June after which I plan to do another version (in December) that will cover the second half of this year & exhibit them side by side.
Let's hope the next half year is a lot more positive! But, I have my doubts...

 

Pauline Robinson, Cosmos

Pauline Robinson, Cosmos (acrylic), 9 June 2020