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See you this weekend? Open Studios is on!
A new studio for me in Undalup (Busselton)
Margaret River Open Studios is on! This year I’m taking up a 16 day residency at the Old Courthouse Complex in Undalup (Busselton). It sure is different from Dormilona where I’ve previously been. No climbing up wine barrels to hang my art and alas no disco ball. But on the upside I’m sharing this new space with six other artists which has made it especially fun. A big thank you to everyone who’s visited me so far - familiar faces and new ones. Your reactions to my work and the stories you’ve shared have filled my heart to overflowing. So many laughs too!
Found #31 Boronup is one of my most recent pieces. A limited edition of 10, made in response to the regeneration of the forest after the Boronup fires. Walking through the landscape after they’d passed was overwhelming and grounding in so many ways. The dusty earth, fallen limbs and blackened trunks bearing lonely, fire scarred leaves were a deep contrast to the bright regrowth, emerging vigorously with the brightest of greens. Standing amidst it all, an intense feeling of vulnerability and fragility. But also hope, resilience and possibility. A reminder of the need to care for the environment and ourselves … and to keep sight of hope. I’m so often in awe of the grounding effect of spending time in nature.
When I was deciding what to bring with me for Open Studios I thought the Found series would work especially well within the Old Courthouse. I’ve also brought a few new pieces from my Resonant series which I first shared last year. A few works in progress to share too. Here’s a sneak peek of what you can expect to see.
Hope to see you soon!
10-4pm ‘til Sunday 24th September (closed Weds)
@ Day Room, Old Courthouse Complex (Art Geo), 4 Queen Street, Undalup / Busselton
I acknowledge that the land on which I live and create is Wadandi Boodja, saltwater country. I pay my respects to it’s Traditional Custodians, the Wadandi people, and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, their Elders, past, present and emerging. I recognise and respect their continuing connection to culture, country and community.
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