Saturday, July 9, 2011

Touring Exhibition Dates

Tour Dates


September 17th and 18th 2011


Richard Randall Studio,

Mt Cootha Botanical Gardens, Brisbane


1 - 25 February 2012

Redcliffe City Art Gallery

470 - 476 Oxley Ave



10 May-24th June 2012

Noosa Regional Gallery

Pelican St, Level 1 Riverside, Tewantin


July- August 2012

Australian National Botanic Gardens,

Clunies Ross St. Acton ACT

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Sun Infusion

Since the opening of Swamp Cartography at Gympie in February we have been busy sending work around the country. These sunset lit Wallum Glass Pendants are resist painted and diamond point engraved by Shannon Garson and depict delicate Leptospermum flowers and Forked Sundews on our subtle palette of recycled and new sandblasted glass. The colours change throughout the day and into the night as we laminated 2 different layers of colour and softened the edges in a kiln.We've now stocked Pomme in Victoria, Sturt in NSW and Artisan in QLD with the glass pieces and I've also sent out new cuttlefish cast and etched silver pieces to these places.

I stopped on the way back from an early morning airport drop-off at the beautiful Ewan Maddock dam at the bottom of the hill where I live and found a landscaped wallumy garden and system of lagoons. Unlike many dams in our area vegetation had been permitted to grow right to the very edge of the water and even beyond in a swampy lush edge that was difficult to define. While it has the misfortune to parallell the highway, this did not deter the whitetailed water rats that I saw frolicking in the reeds. After the rain there was an explosion of coral ferns
and the scribbly gums had just shed their scrolls of writings on the past season of inundations. The pouched coral fern was thick and scratchy and I was able to get some new photos for etching.
All ready for me to use in new jewels for Swamp Cartography at Brisbane Mt Cootha Botanical Gardens 17-18 September.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Slingshot Necklace

Sticks and stones
And cuttlefish bones

One of my new necklaces spinning off from Swamp Cartography.