Fringe Festival 2019

Exhibitions, Uncategorized

All the small things

Duck ‘n Weave are excited to announce our next exhibition – All the small things – for the Adelaide Fringe Festival this year. We’ve all had quite a reflective year, and want to share with you some of our revelations!

As a collective, we are going strong, in spite of one member spending a lot of time away from Adelaide! We are getting better at remotely supporting and inspiring one another, and find we are able to bring a freshness to our work as a result.

Once this show opens, I’ll share some of the artwork on display…

Bouquet

Exhibitions, Painting

I have just completed two paintings ( A Noisy Bunch 1 & 2) especially for this exhibition, and can hardly wait to see the work by the other contributing artists! I have loved working within this theme, and feel like it might linger a little longer in my painting!! Flowers have always been a true love of mine – I’m absolutely no gardener, but really enjoy the pleasure of having them around me. It’s quite lovely to have my two finished paintings hanging where I can see them frequently!

I’d love you to come and check out the exhibition, if you are able to!

Hiatus

DuCK N weave Collective, Exhibitions, Painting
Since hanging our exhibition for the SALA Festival, I have done very little art. Instead, my home has been the canvas as we have begun to create a Mexican-inspired space. Colour is key!! A recent visitor commented that he had been painting his bathroom, too, but nothing nearly as bold as we had done! (Still not sure if that was a compliment or not…!!) I love waking up to my new turquoise bedroom in particular, but our sunny golden lounge and dining area feels warm, like a big cuddle.
I was excited to sell some of my work at the SALA show, and have been keen to make some time to get back into it. I have finally settled into a new piece, and it’s kind of making its own way! Each time I work on it, it is developing into something new. I think I love what it is becoming…

Detail – Ghost House – work in progress

In other news, we have just registered for our next exhibition which will be part of the Adelaide Fringe Festival early next year! We will be showing as DuCK N weave artists collective – made up of the four of us who began our unofficially named ‘art club’ back in January. I’m very excited to continue my art journey with these three inspiring women!

Under the desk

Exhibitions

Our poster, ready for printing!

 

Although our exhibition isn’t opening until the 14th of August, we have the invitations and posters all set to go. Now it feels like something that is really happening!!

Lots of loose ends to tie up over the next few months – I start things enthusiastically, but then need some thinking time before I can finish them. Occasionally, this has been y..e..a..r..s….. Here’s hoping I can keep the creative cogs turning over productively between now and opening day!!

Just getting started…

Exhibitions, My desk today

This year I set a goal to be as artistically busy as I can be.

For a few years, cakes have been my main creative outlet, but I have really, really missed making art – for the simple pleasure of getting an idea out, rather than to meet somebody else’s specifications.

So, with some other teacher artists, I am working towards an exhibition in August. Having a focus like this is the most motivating thing EVER!! ​This will be proof (to myself and anybody else who requires it!) of my achievements…

Today’s workspace