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What I did last week: Online Exhibition


For the What I did last week archive, and Volume 1 (weeks 1-8) and Volume 2 (weeks 9-16) e-books go to What I did last week: Archive.

 
Week 32: 2 November 2020

 

Sally Quinn, Campaspe River Walks

Sally Quinn, Campaspe River Walks, 25 October 2020
I have picked up needle and thread once again. I have already unpicked and resewn sections.  It’s a long project. Perfect for these slow times while we wait for our Community to open up again.

 

Ainsley McPherson, Out on a Limb

Ainsley McPherson, Out on a Limb (guache and tombow pens), 26 October 2020

 

Dr Michael J Leach, Terra Australis Breath

Dr Michael J Leach, Terra Australis Breath, 26 October 2020
Michael is a poet and epidemiologist at the Monash University School of Rural Health, Bendigo. His debut poetry collection is Chronicity (Melbourne Poets Union, 2020). This concrete poem was inspired by listening to and reflecting on strong winds.

 

Benjamin Evans, River of Gold

Benjamin Evans, River of Gold, 21 October 2020
I called this artwork of mine River Of Gold because it represents wealth; preciousness. It shows a mountain pouring out gold and I see it as a representation of the Gold rush fever that took place in the old days.

 

Bridie Margaret O'Toole, I have your heart on a string… and I hold it tight

Bridie Margaret O'Toole, I have your heart on a string… and I hold it tight, 27 October 2020

 

Lynda Williams, Rammy

Lynda Williams, Rammy (acrylic on canvas), 27 October 2020

 

Helen Van De Nadort, Jack Skellington from Nightmare Before Xmas

Helen Van De Nadort, Jack Skellington from Nightmare Before Xmas (paper mache, clay, felt wooden skewers and paint), 27 October 2020

 

Jeanette Guidi, Untitled

Jeanette Guidi, Untitled, 27 October 2020
What I did in the endless weeks of lockdown! (Enjoyed every minute of it).

 

Michael Watson, Portrait from Life: My Father

Michael Watson, Portrait from Life: My Father (Oil on Linen), 28 October 2020
I've aspired to capture my Dad for some time. I wanted to preserve his good nature and ensure he is remembered for decades upon decades to come.

 

Ellen Lee Osterfield, The Old Stringy bark!

Ellen Lee Osterfield, The Old Stringy bark!, 20 October 2020
Having grown up in rural Bendigo my earliest memories are of visiting my grandparents and aunts and uncles on nearby farms and rural properties! I love the way of life and the general pace of life back then! The old man made sheds. This painting is a tribute to our rural heritage and also celebrates my love of trees!

 

Melanie Thoren, Surrealist self portrait - detail

Melanie Thoren, Surrealist self portrait - detail (acrylic), 28 October 2020
I just finished an online course with NGV looking at how women are depicted in surrealism and this is the result of my study.

 

Diane Cardinal, The Mighty Tigers Premiers 2020

Diane Cardinal, The Mighty Tigers Premiers 2020, 24 October 2020

 

Peter Fountain, Sleeping bones

Peter Fountain, Sleeping bones (acrylic and chalk pens), 28 October 2020

 

Glenda Anstey-Sprigg, Hidden Seasons

Glenda Anstey-Sprigg, Hidden Seasons, 10 September 2020
During lockdown I began creating a series of containers, using the humble pinch pot as a starting point. I was able to get some of them bisque fired, but that was it! So, working on bisque fired pinch pots I found other ways to decorate and colour the work. This chestnut shaped ceramic container uses alcohol inks and oil pastel to capture the subtle colours of a horse chestnut.

 

Luke Morris, Love, Sweat and Science

Luke Morris, Love, Sweat and Science, 29 October 2020
Love, Sweat and Science is an exaggerated autobiography involving bowerbirds, sex, magenta, pick-up lines, If You Are The One, and an emotional lamington. This (mostly) true tale is filled with the science behind human interactions, and includes Dating Stories Volume 2: a collection of stand-up comedy routines.

 

Kathryn Harrison, Untitled

Kathryn Harrison, Untitled, 29 October 2020
This is a call to the end of Melbourne lockdown and when I can go see my daughter, Isabella, who is studying at Monash.

 

Julie Kala, Old Store

Julie Kala, Old Store, 28 October 2020
Oil of an old store in regional NSW.

 

Kheong Sen Lim, Rite of Spring

Kheong Sen Lim, Rite of Spring, 28 October 2020

 

Eric Kala, Untitled

Eric Kala, Untitled, 29 October 2020

 

Pauline Robinson, the giver and the receiver

Pauline Robinson, the giver and the receiver (scratch card and ink), 29 October 2020

 

Angela Morrissey, Possum Magic II

Angela Morrissey, Possum Magic II, 25 October 2020
I love painting native Australian wildlife in watercolour, a new medium I’ve had to learn to master after mastering oils and acrylics at university. I still paint in my Expressionist style. I love capturing the vulnerability of the possum. I would love to be a storybook illustrator for children.

 

Ian Dodd, Wooden Pendants

Ian Dodd, Wooden Pendants, 30 October 2020
Something a little different from me for this last week. I create a lot of off-cuts when sculpting that usually end up in the bin but this week I decided to make these wooden pendants from some New Guinea Rosewood off-cuts.

 

Emily Richards-Jones, Dancing with Luna

Emily Richards-Jones, Dancing with Luna, 29 October 2020
Screen shots from an improvised dance featuring my contact ball Luna. The final video has been trimmed to 3 minutes as part of my application requirement for University, so wish me luck my arty friends!

 

Greg Penno, To the Beach

Greg Penno, To the Beach (acrylic on timber panel), 30 October 2020
Thanks for the opportunity to participate. It’s been interesting seeing the work of other artists, particularly a couple of people who I’ve known for years, but didn’t know they painted. Thanks again.

 

Kerry Punton, Extinct animals

Kerry Punton, Extinct animals (House wall Mural), 30 October 2020

 

Carol Woodhams, Everything's Coming Up Roses

Carol Woodhams, Everything's Coming Up Roses, 30 October 2020
My first work submitted here was a rose so thought I'd end on the same theme. And roses just happen to be spectacular this year, perhaps bringing some joy to one of disaster!

 

Jenny Keown, Remembering my tricycle

Jenny Keown, Remembering my tricycle (watercolour), 30 October 2020

 

Andre Sardone, Jack

Andre Sardone, Jack, 1 November 2020
Named because his head is part of a car jack, and the rest is made from mainly plough tips which have been cut, heated and bent into shape.
It has been great to be a part of ‘What I made this week’ and I commend all the artists involved.

 

Bridget Finch, Portrait of a Tawny Frogmouth Family

Bridget Finch, Portrait of a Tawny Frogmouth Family, 31 October 2020
We're very lucky to have a pair of tawny frogmouths living very close to the house. They seem quite indifferent to the squeals of delight, general baby-talk and multiple photo shoots when the chicks hatch each year, which means I've been able to take some great photos of these gorgeous birds!

 

Dell Winser, This is fine

Dell Winser, This is fine, 1 November 2020
I feel this embroidery of the popular meme sums up 2020 in all its glory.

 

Jane Ineson, Detail, Life Drawing

Jane Ineson, Detail, Life Drawing (graphite), 31 October 2020
Drawing from life helps me realise that all you ever have is this moment.

 

Jane Coburn, Cottage Garden

Jane Coburn, Cottage Garden (goauche), 1 November 2020
Final WIDLW - I'll miss it! Many thanks to the team for this terrific initiative. And thankyou to my fellow-artists, for inspiring me each week. It's felt like a "friendship" - even though I don't know most of you!

 

Janet Bromley, Burst of Colour

Janet Bromley, Burst of Colour, 1 November 2020
A collage from bits and pieces to go in the bin.  Just the thing to help get back into the creative swing.  I had to add the red, a Chupa Chups container, to lift to a more exciting view.

 

Leah Macdonald, Flow

Leah Macdonald, Flow, 31 October 2020
The latest in a series of abstract pieces representing ideas and/or emotions.

 

Sue Jeavons, Pandemic Sourdough

Sue Jeavons, Pandemic Sourdough, 1 November 2020

 

Jin Turpie, Fish drawing

Jin Turpie, Fish drawing, 1 November 2020
A piece I've been working on for a while now; finished just in time for the final "What I did last week" gallery. Thanks for letting me share my work.

 

Barb Fordham, Hitching a Ride

Barb Fordham, Hitching a Ride, 1 November 2020
On our recent getaway to Wye River, a King Parrot tried to hitch a ride on our car cb aerial.
We took the opportunity of a break with few people and lots of wildlife.

 

Milton Long, Chain/necklace

Milton Long, Chain/necklace, 28 October 2020
Another sterling silver chain/necklace. These take hours to make as there are over 85 separate soldering points! They also take a deal of perseverance as the process is very repetitive. However, the results are usually worth it.

 

Duffy - Ha Ho Art, Cosplay - Master & Apprentice

Duffy - Ha Ho Art, Cosplay - Master & Apprentice, 2 November 2020
A butterfly homage to American pop artist Roy Lichtenstien & Halloween 2020. Acrylic on board cut out & hanging free form. It has a painting on the reverse side too.

 

Josephine Walsh, Old Shed

Josephine Walsh, Old Shed (watercolour), 2 November 2020

 

Deborah Blake, Isolated Port Nelson Lighthouse

Deborah Blake, Isolated Port Nelson Lighthouse, 24 October 2020
Last week we were tourists in South West Victoria experiencing the area at a very quiet time.

 

Gail Casey, Studio interior- work in progress

Gail Casey, Studio interior - work in progress (oil on canvas board), 2 November 2020

 

Paul Casey, Untitled

Paul Casey, Untitled (acrylic on paper), 2 November 2020