Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Very Happy

I've had a wonderful couple of weeks. Very Lucky Me!

The opening of the exhibition in Hobart was a huge success.  There were about 150 people there, which is pretty impressive.

The work which won the major prize was this one by Susan McArthur

'Engagement' by Susan McArthur of Burnie

It's a combination of headwear made by Susan, plus her daughter wearing it and giving a very significant look, and memory of her son serving in Afghanistan.  A really strong work.

The Premier came in and chose her favourite, which is this lovely piece:

'Just by Reaching Out' by Pam Thorne also of Burnie
The whole process of collecting work and setting it up was made an absolute (although exhausting!) delight by the many people who helped.

I feel privileged to have been part of the whole process.

In the meantime, there has been cooking of home grown produce and an intrigue in the workplace.  More later.....

Monday, May 7, 2012

Golly I'm Excited

For the last four months, I've been working on curating an exhibition of Tasmanian women's art.  It's a competition with a ten year history, and now it's all coming together.

Here's the final selection for exhibition at the Moonah Arts Centre

The show starts on Friday and is being opened by the Premier.  I'll be driving down on Wednesday with a carload of gorgeous art and spending Thursday hanging the show.

Can't believe how excited I am about this whole plan coming together.  It's such a great opportunity and hopefully more work will come from it.