There’s a new gallery in the country town of Braidwood, called The Left Hand. It’s located at 18 Lascelles St, the blue house on the right if you’re heading there from Canberra (after the left-hand turn to the coast) or on the way into town if you’re coming from Batemans Bay. It’s only open on weekends, and by appointment at other times. Continue reading
When I first discovered that I’d misprinted an entire section of my fine press book, Poems to Hold or Let Go (by Rosemary Dobson), I was really cranky at myself. It was a lot of paper to waste, and it was/is very lovely Magnani Vergata book paper, an Italian mould-made fine rag paper. Luckily I’d only printed one side of the sheet (I’d transposed the poems, so that they were on the wrong pages), so I could do something useful with the other side. Continue reading
Craft ACT in Canberra has two galleries and another, smaller space that they call the Crucible Space: essentially just two shelves set into a wall in the foyer outside the gallery. Miniaturist and collector Anna-Maria Sviatko, while doing an internship at Craft ACT, hit upon the notion of turning the two shelves into a two-tiered miniature craft gallery at 1:12 scale. The result was Call of the Small, an exhibition of (to quote my personal blog) teeny-tiny craft works, made very seriously by serious craftspeople. Continue reading
3 Chords and the Truth: Art Inspired by Music
31 March to 11 April 2010
ANCA Gallery, 1 Rosevear Place, Dickson ACT Continue reading
Opening on 23 March 2010, Paper Works at Brenda May Gallery featured the following artists: Melinda Le Guay, Lezlie Tilley, Nicola Moss, Helen Mueller, Nicola Dickson, Patsy Payne, Janet Parker-Smith, Debbie Hill, Helena Leslie, Tammie Castles, Caren Florance, James Blackwell, Nicci Haynes, Wendy Edwards, Susan Buret, Janis Nedela, Thurle Wright, Melinda Capp.
I showed two of the pieces from my Pressings exhibition: Grief (Sides to Middles) and Night Ladders (Escape).
Country Press 2 was an exhibition at the ANU School of Art in October 2009. There was one of these the year before, hence it was number two.
I offered to make a promotional poster that could double as my work in the show. Continue reading
One of my day jobs is that of Technical Officer in the Printmedia & Drawing Book Studio at the ANU School of Art in Canberra. The school is established in a workshop and studio system rather than as departments. Each workshop has a Technical Officer to organise the smooth daily running of the workshop. I am a sub-TO, looking after the unique space of the Book Studio. (Postscript: as of 2011, I am not even that, but I still teach there.)
Every few years the Technical Officers put on an exhibition to showcase the fact that they, too, are professional artists maintaining their own practice. In 2009 the show was called Art-i-Techs, and it opened on Wednesday 25 March at 6pm in the Foyer Gallery of the School of Art, Liversidge Crescent, Australian National University. Continue reading
Books to Hold or Let Go is an upcoming exhibition at Canberra’s Craft ACT gallery.
Opening on 14 May at 6pm, Books to Hold or Let Go showcases Australian and international binders working with the text of Ampersand Duck’s fine press publication Poems to Hold or Let Go by Rosemary Dobson and Rosalind Atkins. The exhibition will run until 20 June, and associated events (floor talks or readings) are being negotiated. Continue reading