Girt by Sea


I visited the wonderful exhibition “Girt by Sea” on Sunday afternoon. This is an art (as opposed to documentary) exhibition of 100 large aerial photographs taken by Tony Hewitt and Denis Glennon of the coastline of Australia. It is a “must see” exhibition while it is on here in Perth. The exhibition is on from 25 September to 13 October at Central Park, 152-158 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000. Open times are 10am to 5.30pm weekdays and 10-4 on Saturday 13th (the last day!)

Tony and Dennis were sponsored by Canon for this project which involved hiring a light aircraft and 2 pilots to circumnavigate the coast of Australia to experience and bring new meaning to the words “Girt by Sea” from our national anthem.

Run, don’t walk to this exhibition – you will not be disappointed! Prints are for sale and there is also a beautifully presented book available. I am planning on visiting it again if possible sometime during this next week.



Recycling Electrical Wire

Artwork In-Progress
Bowl framework over a form made using recycled electrical wire.

Experiment with using computer loom wire to make a bowl. They are too thick for twining. Will undo this and try using them as spokes only, twining with yarn/thread instead. Will also try random weave. The wires are short so lots of ends to deal with.

I have a collection of electrical wire that has been salvaged from old computers and cables. It’s a bit of a lottery as to whether you get copper in the centre, and whether the wire is solid core or braided. The thickness and flexibility also vary tremendously. As I’ve been having a bit of a clear out recently I decided I should experiment with these to see if I can make something successful from them (and therefore continue to “rescue” wire) or if it is a waste of my time (and space) to keep them. It is difficult and very time consuming to remove the plastic casing so I am trying to find a way to use them without doing that.

I don’t like this first attempt. The wire is too thick and the pieces aren’t long enough to successfully twine with them. I’m going to pull this apart and try a different method.