The final of the twelve painted panels completed in the new year featuring a spotted pardalote in front of its muddy bank home and the silvereye in the wattle. Both photos referenced were taken by Chris Grounds. Today I joined the other Bherwerre wetland artists on a wetland walk guided by Plant specialist Rebecca and bird specialist/photographer Chris. It was lovely and inspiring.
Darren and I set up an array of creatures this morning amidst the mozzies and heat, some of which were given to me by a friend Danny who was taught taxidermy by my father years ago. There were lots of surprises, a micro bat and what looks to be a Spotted Crake amid my collection of ringtail, mouse, leather jacket, starfish, wonga pigeon and the crowning glory, a Southern Boobook owl with wings outstretched.
Finally finished panel 12 featuring superb and variegated fairy wren couples with tiny sun orchid and horned orchid. Still working on panel 11
I finally completed panel 10, another very detailed and therefore time-consuming painting featuring a red-browed finch, a bridal vale orchid and an Australian mistletoe bird.
I attended this 2-day Visual Arts industry conference held at the NGA and Parliament House.
I was inspired by the idea that Artist Run Initiatives should be paying their artists to exhibit/perform rather than artists paying to exhibit/perform.
The NAVA codes of practice will soon include a section on ARIs.
Kelli McCluskey’s interactive game developed by PVI collective was a brilliant and entertaining way to share ideas and the highlight for me.
This interview with Petra from Atelier TV occurred at my childhood home in Vincentia following SeeChange18 where I met Petra in front of my Shroud works in ‘Threads’