Showing posts from September, 2017

Last Day of Arts Hub Residency as part of Renewable Newstead Project

In a community, Artists are to be cherished and recognised and their Art is meant to be seen by all.

Thank you to all who came, chatted, welcomed me in their homes and studios.
It has been an amazing experience to go country for the last month with many mixed feelings I will be leaving this place today but to return soon I am sure.
During this residency,  I had the pleasure to teach art & sustainability workshops at the local primary school and a month-long exhibition at Newstead Arts Hub. This beautiful building a restored train station was the perfect exhibition gallery space to show my all white work made from everyday white plastic recyclables objects.
I met many people and made some amazing friendships during my stay in Newstead a village with
many talented artists that live and hide here so next time you pass by or even live here strike a conversation and ask to see their artwork. 

Portraits series in the making during the Arts Hub residency
Plastic Trap and weaved baskets at Arts …

Biennale of Australian Art 2018

I am very pleased to be part of 150 artists who will present their unique artworks at the inaugural Biennale of Australian Art in 2018. This year half of these artists have produced small works for a 3 month travelling exhibit for the launch of BOAA in Australia.

     Biennale of Australian Art 2018  Launch with a travelling exhibition
    Ballarat Trades Hall  Thursday 28 September 6-10pm     Melbourne Friday 6 October 6.30-8.30pm     Hepburn Bathhouse 4-7 November

   for more information visit

Newstead artist residency

A beautiful day to paint in my studio at the old railway station...
Jellyfish trio view from the platform
Yesterday I had the pleasure to meet with a couple of local artists in Newstead. Horse (artist nickname) took me to meet Roger and his eclectic sculpture garden. His sculpture park is always in the process of making and remaking to see the possibilities at hand. His house with no running water or electricity is a testament to simple life and what little means is needed to make some great art.

Organic Plastic Radio interviews

During the week I had the honour & pleasure to be interviewed by community radios across the area
ABC Central Victoria in Bendigo with Jo Prinz Broadcasted Monday 7am
Main Fm in Castlemaine Live Interview with Suzanne Donisthorpe Tuesday 12 Sept @10am
HCR in Hepburn Springs with Eve Lamb broadcasted Wednesday 13 Sept @9.30am here is the link to this interview

Organic Plastic Newstead is launched

A great turnout this weekend for the official launch at 
the Newstead Arts Hub of Organic Plastic.

Agathe, Louise, myself, Julie & Mary
Speeches took place between Julie Patey of the Newstead Arts Hub, Mary Blain of Mount Alexander Sustainability group in Castlemaine (MASG)and Louise Jiricek launching her new community project Boomerang Bags Newstead.

here with Louise
The crowd included Juliet from the local primary school.
Some of the children came to view and show their parents the artwork they put together with trash during our Art & Sustainability workshops at school last week.

Book your art & sustainability workshops

I will be conducting Art & Sustainability workshop  during the month of September 2017 at these following venues
Montessori senior school Newstead Primary School Bendigo Tafe Carolines' Spring school Newstead Art Hub

For more info on times please email me

Newstead Art Hub - Artist Residency September 2017

Plastic Trap 2017

This work is part of Organic Plastic exhibition at  The Newstead Art Hub which opened today Saturday 2nd September 2017
The official launch will take place  Saturday 9th September 2017 2-4pm All Welcome
The exhibition will be opened  every weekend during the month of September Saturdays & Sundays 11-4pm
8 Tivey rd - Newstead