What I did last week: Online Exhibition
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Week 18: 27 July 2020
Dr Michael J Leach, Mandatory Masks, 22 July 2020
Michael is a poet, epidemiologist, and lecturer at Monash University, Bendigo. His poems reside in such journals as 'Cordite Poetry Review' and 'The Medical Journal of Australia'. This poem was inspired by news that masks would become mandatory in Melbourne and Mitchell Shire during the second wave of COVID-19.
Angela Morrissey, Dingo, 19 July 2020
This is a painting I did of a dingo, a native animal of Australia that I love and have met up close. The dingo has been painted in a painterly, Expressionist style in the style of Franz Marc whereas the background has been painted a more Van Gogh Post-Impressionist style.
Meg Holmes, Still life, pomegranates and quinces, 20 July 2020
Early winter produce.
Ann McAlpin, A new day begins, 19 July 2020
Taken from hospital window the morning I came home.
Julie Kala, Old Church, 21 July 2020
Bendigo has many beautiful old buildings and I just want to paint them all! This church has been closed for quite some time but still stands tall and proud in Golden Square. I did have to add a couple on their wedding in the left hand corner to personalise it.
Myra Casey, untitled, 22 July 2020
Jo Fraser, Eyes on Indigo, 23 July 2020
I’m pretty sure my Grandma would be mortified at my use of her embroidery threads! She was a very accomplished embroiderer. However, in recent times I have become excited by the medium of threads on cloth as a pathway to self expression and I am starting to understand why Grandma liked it so much.
Greg Penno, I'm following mum (acrylic on fabric),
Inspired by recent media showing the movement of Whales.
Paul Harrington, Puffing Billy, 24 July 2020
Frances Forge, Outback Beauty, Simpson Desert, 24 July 2020
Missing our camping holidays so revisited photos of a trip across the Simpson Desert and decided to paint the beauty to be found in the Outback.
Claire Clarke, Pussy Cat on a Ball, 24 July 2020
Andre Sardone, A Blast from the Past, 25 July 2020
This piece is a salute to my youth, memories of dimly lit arcades and 20 cent coins. With hints of a Newton’s Cradle, once the hanging pieces start moving it takes a while to stop.
Eric Kala, 13 houses on a hill, 24 July 2020
I enjoy drawing unrealistic, colourful landscapes, showing the impossible.
Bruce Henderson, Waiting for COVID to be over, 24 July 2020
Taken at Lake Weeroona normally this time of the evening there are plenty of people around. In summer the Boardwalk is really rocking, however, on a cold winters Covid Night it is quiet but still beautiful.
John Willis, Portrait of Kelly and Tree, 24 July 2020
I took this photo of the artist Kelly Hartland while we were involved in a workshop with CreateA (CreateAbility). Much of our workshop was modified to maintain physical distance but we found we could get as close to trees as we wanted.
Kathryn Harrison, When you dog dies in covid, you suffer (Procreate. iPad), 26 July 2020
Janet Bromley, Fly away little bird (raffia, red t-shirt material and found feathers), 26 July 2020
Aboriginal contemporary artist working with recycled materials found in op shops and out in the bush. Janet's completing her Master's at La Trobe University Bendigo. Nan to 10, mum to 2 and daughter to my lovely Mum Margaret Brooks (nee Rodwell), sibling to 6. Creative since birth believing that art making and art viewing are good for our mental health.
Jin Turpie, Baby Dragon, 24 July 2020
Chan Turpie, Fire Truck, 23 July 2020
Jane Ineson, Life Drawing, (graphite), 18 July 2020
Life drawing has been a lifeblood for me.
In a group session the model’s poses often change ten or more times, and the drawing process for each pose concludes on the timer. This has taught me the value of freedom from concern for outcome, and that there is no right or wrong in the process. The most vital drawings happen for me when I let go of preconception and control.
This is a warm up drawing from a photo offered for two minutes in an online session at The Art Room.
Gail Casey, Pre-occupied (detail), 26 July 2020
This is a detail of my new painting titled 'Pre-occupied'.
I reached a point with it at least 3 times where I thought "this is finished" only to find myself having to change things the very next day. I'm still not there yet, maybe next week.
Some things are hard to resolve.
Pippa Walker, The walk to the vegie garden, 26 July 2020
This is a person with her dog.
She has picked some vegies to bring home.
She is having fun.
Maddy Lynch, School Binder Beautiful, 21 July 2020
Found an old school binder and got inspired to draw on it, haha. Pencil and ink on coloured card.
Paul Casey, "Sitting on Stairs" laundry playground. (gouache), 26 July 2020
Milton Long, Enamel pendant with green agate bead drop and commercially produced snake chain, 21 July 2020
This pendant was made using the enamelling technique known as Basse Thaille (pronounced bahss-Tah-ee). With this technique a pattern is made on a piece of silver with high and low points and a translucent enamel is fired on top. The deeper points are a much darker shade than the higher points.
The enamel is on fine silver, the rest of the piece is sterling silver.
Barb Fordham, Star Gazing, 26 July 2020
Amidst our present circumstances on earth, we can still marvel at the universe and have hope for the future.
Kerry Punton, Eastville Farm (Acrylic on canvas), 26 July 2020
Duffy - Ha Ho Art, To mask or not to mask, that is the question!, 26 July 2020
Double Amy Winehouse paste up in Chancery lane.
Eliza Ledwidge, Succulents (prismacolor pencil), 26 July 2020
Kathryn Stretch, I carry your heart (acrylic on canvas), 26 July 2020