Although not strictly related to my art practice, here is a summary of some of my latest reads. Hopefully you may find something here to add to your own book list!
I’m excited to share that my tea bag artwork “Flying Around?” was accepted into the Arts Canterbury Juried Exhibition for 2020. The exhibition opened at The Mill Gallery in Waikuku on Friday 27th November 2020. This was the first time I had submitted an artwork into a jury selected exhibition …
The kākāpō has won New Zealand’s ‘Bird of the Year’ contest for 2020!
I must admit I was a little disappointed that it wasn’t one of our lesser known endangered birds. It’s so hard to stay impartial when it is such a hotly contested title. However, it does sit in the corner of my ‘Flying Around?’ tea bag artwork and keep an eye on the others – particularly at night when the rest are napping…
A couple of months ago I invested in some Pfeil lino cutting tools. I then purchased a Flexcut Slip Strop so I could keep them sharp while carving. This is a short review of my experience purchasing the Flexcut Slip Strop, and afterwards using this product. Hopefully, this might help out others who are considering buying a Slip Strop to sharpen their lino cutting tools.
I had been eagerly awaiting this exhibition all year, and with the complications that 2020 has brought, I did wonder whether it really would happen. However, all the stars happily realigned, and so on Friday 28th August 2020 the group printmaking exhibition Making an Impression opened at Te Huanui Gallery in Darfield.
The sky outside at home had been grey for days. In fact the weather experts were telling us it had been eight days since we last saw sunshine. Apparently the record had recently been broken by a moment that morning when the sun had struggled through the clouds for 12 minutes before disappearing behind the grey gloom again. I must have been inside packing my bag.