Here I am- 2 weeks or so since the Flights of Fantasy exhibition and what have I been doing with myself? Not a lot really. I have had a look around in some other galleries, scored some nice prints from a couple of local artists, and been giving a bit of thought to next years exhibition. I am thinking that it will be called "Adventures in Cyburbia", and I think that it is going to be all about how humans and technology interact and might come together in the future. It is an idea I have had for a number of years now, and I envisioned it as a comic strip at one stage, but I think that it will be better as an exhibition. I might change my mind later, but I am going with this idea for the moment.
There are some other projects around the place that I am hoping to become involved in, and I am looking at doing some of the casting projects I have put off for the last 8 months, so there will be shots of those coming as well.
There are still things for sale at the gellery, and it looks like I will be bringing home a number of the pieces, but I have no idea where they will go in the house, so if anyone wants to snap up a bargain let me know, I am open to negotiation! I also think I will re-open my ebay store as well, so stay tuned for updates about that.
That's it! Flights of Fantasy exhibition is done. A great night - I had a really good time and I sold 5 pieces on the spot! Lots of people there as well, and lots of great feedback from all that attended. Now that it is over, I will start to add the pics so that people can see what was there. Whil I am glad that everything is done and finished, I now have nothing much to do with myself, so I think I had best start planning for the next one…
I am thinking about "Adventures in Cyburbia" as the title, it will look at technology and people I think. I am going to book it in when I am at the gallery next. I am alos working on a couple of health related projects for a conference that is happening in September, and I m at the planning stage of curating a multi-artist exhibition next year as well, so stay tuned for moe info as it arrives!
I have to thank Denis and Sussanah from the Mill Providore for all of the work they have done in preparing for this exhibition and running and hosting it as well - thanks Team Providore!!
Not long to go now - this Friday is the "Flights of Fantasy" exhibition. I am about done with making/painting and assembling things, so all I have to do now is the catalogue and move all of my stuff to the gallery on Thursday. If anyone has been trying to email me from this website, there is a bit of a problem with me receiving emails from here, so don't think I am being a snob, I just haven't got them! Best to contact me through facebook at this stage I think until I have worked out what is going on. It used to work!
Third post already - it just seems like yesterday when I started this…. Aaahhh, the memories….
Anyway, work progresses on the Flights of Fantasy exhibition. It turns out that there will only be two main contributers to the exhibition, as one of the guys that was going to contribute has changed his mind and is not going to put anything in, not to worry, all will be fine.
I have finished the construction phase of the pieces, and now I have to do the completion phase, there are four things that need to be finished off, three of them have minor things to be done, like painting bits and assembling some things, so that's easy enoough. The last one has a reasonable bit of work to be done but I am confident that it will all b sorted and functional in time.
I have decided that I am going to add a "Project Page" to the site, I am planning that it will have photos of whatever I am making at the time in the various stages of making it, with a bit of a blurb on what the materials are and how I am using them. If it is not here yet then check back in the next few days for it, it just means that I have gotten distracted and not done it yet.
So, list of things to be done for the show is:
5: Enjoy the show!
This time in a fortnight it will all be over, except for the packing up…
Until next time!
OK, here is a go at another blog entry. I hope I do this right as I am flying by the seat of my pants, so to speak.
I am working on things for the upcoming "Flights of Fantasy" exhibition. I keep having ideas and they seem to fit the show so I am doing them. I have just got hold of some of the rust effect paint I have been hearing about for some time now, and so I am going to be using it for the two pieces I am working on right now.
I read an inspirational book during the week, well worth a look and the purchase price (which wasn't much - $10 from the Book Depository), if I can get the links page going that I want I will link to the writers website. The book is called "Steal Like and Artist", by Austin Kleon, and I think I have been boring everyone I know this week by telling them repeatedly what it is about and how good I found it to be. I will there fore leave it up to people to look out for it and make up their own minds.
This is my first go at a blog. I fully expect it to be very infrequently updated, and I am also not sure how interesting it will actually be, but what the hell?
Currently, I am working on the "Flights of Fantasy" exhibition at the moment. It will be held in the Mill Providor gallery in Launceston. The Mill has a facebook page as well as a web page, if I can work out about this link business I will connect it so it is easy to find. The gallery space is large and they always provide great wine and nibbles for those who attend the openings, which in this case is Friday, the 20th of July at 6pm. Just thought I would sneak that in.
I am not sure what a flight of fantasy is to most people, but to me it is anything that can be seen as "fantastic" or unbelievable. I tend to be reminded of comic books when I think of fantasy, I have been an avid reader of the comics since I was a kid, and I still am. I like all types of comics, superheroes, science fiction, horror, comedy and all of the variations that could be created by mixing these styles up.
Therefore, my part of the exhibition has a bit of comic book feel to it, mixed in with a bit of the absurd. When all of the sculptures from the exhibition are on this site, you will see what I mean.