Sunday, February 20, 2011

Update on exhibitions

You might like to know that the Camden Gallery exhibition has been extended by a month, supposedly due to popular demand. I did get a very nice email from Alexa at the London Reviewer that seemed to back that idea up. I have put a link to the London Reviewer on this blog to the right.

Also I have been selected as a finalist in the 'She' exhibition run by Walker St Gallery in Dandendong, to celebrate international womens' day. This is the second time I have been part of this exhibition - the last time being in 2009. The piece that was selected is 'Her Ivory Tower' - it is a bit quirky, but one of my favourites.

This last week has been a bit manic as per usual. I have been away with the seniors from school for a leadership development retreat. I have been working on ideas and issues that have arisen from that, one of which is the whole issue of exclusion; leaving others out. I came across a video on youtube which is sung by a young American girl, which I plan to use in an assembly this week. I think it is pretty good. Enjoy.

Oh, yes, got rid of the pink. Hope you like the changes!

Saturday, February 12, 2011


Well, at least in my own little corner of the world. Below is a picture and article that appeared in the local paper this week regarding the Camden Exhibition. As photos of me go, it isn't too bad.

Of course I am hoping that the London exhibition is the first of many OS. At the very least it is helping me connect with other like-minded artists from all over the world.

(yes, the pinkness is starting to annoy me too. Will rectify it asap).

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Wet State, Wet Mood & WetlandCare

Have to confess, I've been avoiding the blogosphere since I started back at work, mainly because I am not having a good time and any new blog is likely to turn into a whingefest (sorry). In fact, I am not sure I can keep hanging in there for much longer. The problem is not so much the kids - they're fine, great even. I just can't bear the politics, the power games and the chest-thumping that goes on. It is really playing on my nerves and is taking too much time and energy from my art. Then there is the residual sense of loss and chaos caused by a month of unprecedented natural disasters in the state of Queensland where I live. Of course, compared to the victims of same, I have nothing to whinge about, but it is still hard to keep smiling.

The one good thing this week was that I took two days of f to go to Canberra to collect my award for the National WetlandCare Art prize. It was a good night, with some great art work, but stinking hot - NSW has been having a heat wave - maximums of 38 - 39 while I was in Canberra which is normally not hot at all. And it gave me a chance to catch up with my brother who took the pictures of the event below (that's not him in the pic - that's a guy named Noel from one of the Catchment Management Authorities).