Artisans in the Gardens 2014, I am on the committee and currently posting updates

I am on the committee for Artisans in the Gardens for 2014. Having previously exhibited three times in the exhibition which is held annually at the Lion Gate Lodge, the Royal Botanical Gardens, Sydney, I thought it could be a good experience to be involved in the other side, part of the team organising the show! I have been posting daily on Instagram and Facebook each of the 50 artists exhibiting, and will then post images of several of the artists studios to give an idea of their art practice and inspirations.

Have a look on our Facebook page artisansinthegardens2014 and Instagram, #artisansinthegardens2014 also the Royal Botanical Gardens website

https://www.facebook.com/artisansinthegardens2014

http://www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/support/foundationandfriends/events/friends_events/artisans_in_the_gardens

Bosworth Braidwood Central School Budzynski OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Fujita Hogg & Courtney Kidston Mahoney S Mok

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Images, Mollie Bosworth, Braidwood Central School, Fiona Budzynski, Helen Earl, Yoko Fujita, Bev Hogg & Marianne Courtney, Dimity Kidston, Katherine Mahoney, Shan Shan Mok)

“Artisans in the Gardens exhibition 11-19 Oct 2014 brings together some of the country’s most innovative and exciting artisans, artwork inspired by nature”. “The popular Artisans in the Gardens exhibition will return for its fourteenth year in 2014. Held in the iconic Lion Gate Lodge in the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney, the exhibition showcases the work of some of Australia’s leading contemporary artists and craftspeople along with Indigenous Australian artists. The exhibition features the works of artists from around Australia including emerging and established contemporary jewellers, ceramicists, glass makers, textile artists, weavers and sculptors. Presented by Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens, Artisans brings together some of the country’s most innovative and exciting artisans whose inspiration for their outstanding work is drawn from the beauty and complexity of nature. All work is for sale and proceeds support the work of the Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens and the Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust.” When: Saturday 11 – Sunday 19 October, 10 am-4 pm Where: Lion Gate Lodge, Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney. Cost: Free Entry

SELECTED ARTISANS IN THE GARDENS ARTISTS 2014

Peter Anderson
Terry Baker
Lyn Balzer and Tony Perkins
Julie Bartholomew
Gen Barratt
Thor Beowulf
Senden Blackwood
Mollie Bosworth
Braidwood Central School
Fiona Budzynski
Giselle Courtney
Steve Croquett
Linda Davy
Marguerite Derricourt
Helen Earl
Yuko Fujita
Elod Gunther
Geoff Harvey
Bev Hogg and Marianne Courtenay
Sarah Vane Howell
Jan Howlin
Dimity Kidston
Gayl Leake
Alison Littlemore
LoveHate
Katherine Mahoney
Nikki Main
Jen Mallinson
Fiona Martin
Denise McDonald
Lucy McEachern
Helen Mok
Shan Shan Mok
Marisa Molin
Clare Nicholson
Kevin Norton
Chris Polglase
Aleida Pullar
Richard Raffan
Adam Rish
Julie Ryder
Harriet Schwarzrock
Emily Snadden
Doffy White
Jacek Wankowski
Morgan Shimeld
Jan Shaw
Ella Szpindler
Wendy Thurgate
Ralph Tikerpae
Judy Warne

I am currently part of a group exhibition ‘Gesture’

I am exhibiting a painting and ceramics in a group exhibition ‘Gesture‘ at the Blue Mountains Grammar School, curated by Gabrielle Jones. Fellow artists exhibited are Susan Baird, Anthony Cahill, Adrienne Doig, Coco Elder, Clara Hali, Julie Harris, Josh Honeyman, Polyxenia Joannou, Mathew Lynn, Rowen Matthews, David Middlebrook and Neil Taylor. From 5th September to the 28th of November 2014, Matcham Avenue, Wentworth Falls, NSW. The theme ‘Gesture’ refers to the subject or style of the drawing/artwork, and also refers also to the fact of drawing (with the hand) as well as the gesture that we, as artists, extend to each other, the community.

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Kate Dorrough, 'River country' stoneware ceramic with glaze, 55 x 35 x 23 cm 2014 Kate Dorrough, 'Sediment echoes' stoneware ceramic with glaze, 54.5 x 30 x 30 cm, 2014 Kate Dorrough

 

 

 

 

‘Marking the terrain’, 98 x 107 cm, acrylic on linen, 2013,’River country’ stoneware ceramic with glaze, 55 x 35 x 23 cm 2014 , Sediment echoes’ stoneware ceramic with glaze, 54.5 x 30 x 30 cm, 2014 ‘Undercurrents’ stoneware ceramic with glaze, 55 x 41 x 28 cm, 2012

“My work explores the notion of landscape, and its inland river systems. In an enduring Australian landscape, the river is a vital and pivotal force, the bestowal of fertility, a source of survival, with it cyclical nature of renewal and destruction. The use of mark making and gesture is pivotal in my art practice, echoed in both my paintings and ceramic works. Totemic symbols of the landscape; the river, the trees, the rocks and the broad spatial vistas infuse the work. The sculptural hand built ceramic forms are a direct and tactile link to the earth, acting as a three-dimensional canvas on which glaze is applied in a painterly mark making gesture. During the process of firing, iron oxide in the stoneware clay bleeds through the ceramic surface creating alchemy of glaze, gestural marks and clay. The painterly gestural mark derives its origins from initial sketches in the landscape and the drawn line. It is an exploration of the interplay and tension between the mark and the hand built form. My works are a conversation between paint and clay.”