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Wow! The fastest year Ever!

Since my last blog, I have been very busy with studying and unexpectedly moving house.


ART PRIZES


I will start by mentioning that I was not successful with the 9 x 5 Landscape Art Prize but successful with the Biblio Art Prize. Ferry. Pier. Shop. Caravan. Danger. is now hanging in Port Fairy at Blarney Bookshop and Art Gallery until the end of Feb 2023.


"Ferry. Pier. Shop. Caravan. Danger." - Finalist in the Biblio Art Prize 2022

MOVING HOUSE


In a matter of five weeks, we found out we had to move, found a new place and moved. It was stressful and hectic, and it all happened so fast. But we are thrilled with the place we now call home. I was delighted to discover that I could install a gallery hanging system throughout the house. I now have over 35 metres of hanging space on the ground floor. I also have a nice light and bright studio which is bigger and better, and more beautiful than what I had previously.



SOLO EXHIBITION


The feedback I recieved from my Top Views exhibition was very positive, and I am now working on a uni project based on this concept. I look forward to sharing it in my future blogs. I am also pleased that I can have art lovers over to view them at my home gallery. To view my works please contact me for a private viewing.


Top View paintings are now available in the shop.


OTHER EXHIBITIONS


One of the pieces from my solo exhibition is now showing at Red Gallery until Dec 23. The piece I chose was Shadow Installation and the one that received the most positive feedback from the exhibition.


Shadow Installation - My interpretation of the ACCA building.


SOLD - Who's That Girl?, 2017. Acrylic on canvas.

More exciting news is that my submission to the "Women Now" exhibition has sold but will be available to view at the Queen Women's Centre Victoria from 15, until Friday, 13 January 2023.



STUDY UPDATE


Last term I faced some big challenges and the biggest was having to draw something from my imagination. At first, without the ability to visualise, I was so concerned that I wouldn't be able to achieve the outcome. However, with a lot of analysing and research I was able to create the following A1 drawing with charcoal and pastel. This goes beyond what I ever thought I was capable of, not from a technical perspective, but from being able to draw something that doesn't exist.


A1 Charcoal and Pastel Drawing, based on a narrative.

Another project last term, that I wanted to share, involved a "white still life". I chose to draw paper airplanes and I'm so pleased with the outcomes.


Charcoal, Pastel and pencil versions of the paper airplane still life

SILLY SEASON


It's now very close to Christmas and I am looking forward to taking break from MAVA Inc. and focusing on myself a little and taking the time to rest and recharge. It has been a big year and one to remember. I am excited about the coming year ahead and look forward to sharing what I get up to.


I wish you all a safe and happy holiday period and look forward to catching up in the New Year.


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