Sunday, July 4, 2010
Thank you firstly to Peta for inviting me to participate in this wonderful altered book collaboration, and organising it so well.
Thanks to all the artists for giving so freely of their energies and efforts in working on my book. I received it today and saw for the first time all the marvellous things in it. I cant tell you how exciting it was to see it...to read it..to laugh, to boggle, to be thrilled....it was just such a lovely experience to have it in my hands. I had forgotten I have to do the last double page, as there was one left over! Aghhhh... and I thought I was finished! I was looking at all the pages I had done for everyone, pictured here, and it emphasised for me the lovely journey I have been on, and how you have taken me outside my comfort level on many occasions and allowed me to experience something totally new. Thank you...Its been great.
Posted by HRS at Sunday, July 04, 2010
Friday, July 2, 2010
Above are photos of Keith Lo Bue exploring the delights of Tamara's Faery Tales book.....Nanette's book and Amanda Lowjen looking through Olleys 'Who Am I? I Am Who? book.
There are more photos and a fuller description of the opening below...I keep forgetting that the first photos I upload will be the last!! If you get what I mean!!
Above are photos of my book as well as Donna's, Olley's and Helen's books. They looked fantastic, as you can see Tamara and I also displayed some of the boxes they were posted in as these seemed to tell part of their journey and stories.
More photos below!
As promised, here are some photos of the books at Wrapt in Rocky! Our exhibition opened on the first night of the forum. The new library at the Rockhampton Girl's Grammar school was a fitting place for the books to be exhibited. There was a great deal of interest shown in the books themselves as well as how the collaboration worked. It was great to have four collaborators present at the opening, Tamara, Olley, Nanette and myself. We got a real buzz from hearing the ooohs and aaaahs as people donned gloves to look inside the books....there were people looking over each others shoulders to enjoy the artwork and the uniqueness that each book had to offer!
We can all be proud of our participation in the ABC....well done to each of you! And thanks for so willingly sending your very special books off to me after only having had them in your own hands for such a short time!
I'm looking forward to the next one now!
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
I am currently involved in an exhibition with Blarney Book and Art. The idea for the exhibition is that the artist uses the book, either the story, the image and/or the book itself, to create an artwork. A number of these pieces are then exhibited at Blarney Book and Art. This is the second year that Blarney have organised this interesting exhibition, the artworks from last years exhibition can be viewed on their website, they are very creative and intersting! http://www.blarneybooks.com.au