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.....


The Elephant's Child said...

I am so glad that you had deservedly wonderful weeks. The pieces you posted today are both incredibily powerful. I tend towards the first, but can see the charm of the second. Thank you for showing them to us.
What home produce has gone into your cauldron?

Cat Drawings said...

The whole show is really impressive EC.

As for the cooking, my lime tree has finally come good so I cooked up a batch of lime and ginger cordial. Yum. (Didn't grow the ginger.)

Ampersand Duck said...

Ooh, I really like the winner. Well done you!