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.
Finding ways to use up the leftover ink from the workshop
Absorbent Ho Sho paper left overnight in inky water after the workshop so that the colour wicks up the paper.
Trying various ways of using up leftover ink from the workshop on Wednesday
Trying different ways of using up the ink that was left at the end of the workshop yesterday.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my stay here at the Basement Gallery and feel really quite sad that this is my penultimate day. This morning I gave an artist talk – which turned into more of a conversation between friends so my nervousness quickly faded away 🙂 I pulled out all my materials, pens, brushes, papers, inks, display folders, workbooks and samples from the workshop yesterday so my work desk in the gallery looked like a bomb had gone off! It didn’t take too long to clear up afterwards and it was totally worth it. It’s always rewarding to talk to people who understand when I get excited about leaving paper overnight in the jar of used water loaded with ink to see what I get the following day.
The exhibition is open from 10am to 4pm 24 November so if you haven’t visited yet and would like to then this is your last chance!
The results from leaving Japanese paper in inky water overnight and then laid flat to dry.
Rolled Japanese paper sitting in inky water left at the end of the workshop. This was given an occasional “swirl” and then left overnight before being laid flat to dry.
Secret Cove was inspired by a 2011 news item about whaling.
The Gallery Manager (Mathew) here at The Basement Gallery has put all my works from Reef – A Fine LIne on their website as an online catalogue. There is still time to see the exhibition “for real” as the exhibition runs until 4pm on Friday 24th. I am giving an artist talk on Thursday 23 at 10am so if you would like to meet me and ask questions about my work please come along – I’d love to meet you and explain my techniques, materials, inspiration and discuss what it’s like to be an emerging artist. The exhibition comprises drawings, embroidery, textile jewellery and collage – all related to the reef theme. Oh, and don’t forget that I am giving a short drawing workshop tomorrow morning (which you need to book for by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org )
Jolly Gerbera Series, drawing number 13 of 18 by Liz Arnold, July 2014
Not one, Not two, but three Jolly Gerbera Series drawings were sold recently by the Artisan Store of Fremantle. I’ve been on a high ever since 🙂
There are still some drawings available for purchase. Numbers 1, 2, 5, 6, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 are still for sale. I’ve just updated my Artwork Images to show all 18 of the Jolly Gerbera Series so you may like to check them out. They are for sale through the Artisan Store of Fremantle which specialises in high quality hand made art, jewellery and craft.
Jolly Gerbera Series, drawing number 07 of 18 by Liz Arnold, July 2014
Jolly Gerbera Series, drawing number 04 of 18 by Liz Arnold, July 2014
Jolly Gerbera Series, drawing number 01 of 18 by Liz Arnold, July 2014
I’m EXCITED to have my work for sale in The Artisan Store Fremantle.
I have a glass cube and a glass shelf quite close to the window. Currently in the cube I have several hair barrettes and a bracelet made using Japanese seed beads. Also in the cube are 2 ceremonial bowls (made by recycling tea bags).
On the glass shelf I have a small easel with Jolly Gerbera #1 (of a series of 18 unique drawings) waiting for a new home. These are all framed by a professional framer here in Ellenbrook with a 20mm plain white frame so are ready to hang (ideal Christmas present for someone special). There is only room on the shelf for one at a time so if you see another one that you would like please contact The Artisan Store Fremantle. Once the one on display is sold they will put another one on the shelf. There are not many left now.
About the Jolly Gerbera Series
The Jolly Gerbera series was part of our MELD exhibition in 2014 and was very popular. My artist statement for the series was:
Gerberas. Jolly Gerberas. Their “essence” is vibrant, colourful, happy. Each one is a miniature natural mandala for meditation and contemplation with the power to transform my mood. These drawings attempt to preserve the “essence of Gerbera”. Pen drawing using archival pigmented ink on 185gsm smooth Arches watercolour paper. Coloured with archival pigmented acrylic inks. Sakura Pigma Micron black pen. Schmincke Aero colour Professional Finest Acrylic Ink and Art Spectrum Artists’ Pigmented Ink. Drawings were begun in March 2014 and series completed in July 2014. Each drawing 18cm square (30cm w x 30cm h including frame).
Keywords: flower, bright, circle, mandala, symmetry, gerbera, daisy, abstract, modern