exhibitions

Hearth Exhibition

her * earth * art * heart

Welcome to HEARTH – a home with art.

At the end of 2017 I finally held an exhibition from my home and studio- Hearth. This was a significant event in my art career as it finally consolidated ideas of making creative spaces, honouring the home and the function of art. For years I have been dragging plants, pools of water and found objects into gallery spaces in an effort to transform the space.

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It was great to watch people enter the courtyard, move through the outdoor corridor of art and into the studio. It was so much fun I’m going to do it again! The work from this exhibition was a coming together of years of accumulation and sorting. Many of the pieces were an assemblage of old ceramic work (mine) combined with other people’s left behind pieces and gifts. From touristy knickknacks to reverse traditional ceramic relics, they were all in there. The frames were collected from all over the place, some vintage treasures, others plastic fantastic. The themes were the same ones I have always been drawn to; animal/human transformation, tree of life mythology and defining the feminine/portraying women.

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The launch of my home-based Hearth Studio & open-air Exhibition Space  featured the combining of artwork with a vibrant garden, a living space, and a curated series of events. Hearth offers ongoing fresh opportunities for interacting with Art and helping to make channels of enchantment for people to connect with the creative experience on a personal level.

This body of work was specifically designed to be shown in an outdoor space. These mixed media mosaics incorporated items collected over two decades with handmade ceramic figures and tiles, brought together within collected frames.

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Hearth Entrance
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Hearth Art Exhibition
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Display of Mosaics
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Hearth front garden water sculpture


Water of Life
Water of Life
Australian Gothic
Australian Gothic
Nighttime in the Secret Garden
Nighttime in the Secret Garden
Travelling in a Straight Line
Travelling in a Straight Line
My Parent's House
My Parent’s House
Leaving the Borderlands
Leaving the Borderlands
Coral Kewpie
Coral Kewpie
The Traveller
The Traveller
Sprout
Sprout
Siren
Siren
Lady of the Beasts
Lady of the Beasts
Open Heart
Open Heart

 

Pond Life
Pond Life

‘The Sunken city’

In 2012 I had a solo show at The Front called The Sunken City. It contained dreamlike objects encrusted with coral and other aquatic embellishments.

There were some  larger scale sculptures, like Coral Treasure and the Coral Mirror. Coral is a fascinating organism, it is a bioindicator of environmental change and such an intriguing mixture of plant,  animal and mineral.

‘Ten’

A Celebratory Exhibition.

In 2005 it was ten years since I graduated from the ceramics department at the (then) Canberra School of Art. TEN YEARS as a practicing artist! So I had this solo show at the Legislative Assembly to mark the occasion.  The themes of transformation, identity and sense of place were explored. There were Touchstones, large boulders with words engraved in them. Large, figurative sculptures of mermaids and animal/human combinations. A mirror with a hundred bindies and various ceramic lanterns placed around the space.