I’ve been busy in the studio working on the new artwork to be exhibited for the first time at the Museum of Rishon LeZion in Israel. This new work will feature along side some of the other works from the original exhibition of Sand in the Apricot Jam.
The exhibition will open to the public mid October and run until the end of November 2017. So if you are planning a trip to Israel to follow the trail of the ANZAC’s and to attend the centenary of the Battle of Beersheba add a trip to the Museum of Rishon LeZion to your itinerary.
At the conclusion of my artist residency at Samuel Marsden Collegiate is an exhibition of works from the Grimm Project including the new works that were created during the residency. The exhibition also includes some of the student work that came from the master classes I ran for the students.
The exhibition is on show at the NZ Portrait Gallery, Shed 11, Customhouse Quay, Wellington and runs from the 24th June – 1st July.
The exhibition as a result of my residency at Samuel Marsden is on from 24th June – 1st July at NZ Portrait Gallery, Shed 11, Customhouse Quay, Wellington NZ.
Studio shot showing 2 of the pieces I’ve been working on during my residency
Over a 5 week period I have had the pleasure of being the 2017 Samuel Marsden Artist in Residence. It’s been a fantastic opportunity to work on some pieces for my Grimm Project as well as run workshops with the students and introduce them to how this practicing artist creates her paintings.
Some of the workshops have included figurative drawing, mask making (from being influenced by ‘The Golden Bird’ paintings) and visual story telling. The work they have produced has been terrific, I’ve really enjoyed working with the students.
For my own artworks I’ve used the opportunity of being in a new studio space within a girls school to let the new environment and surrounding area influence my work. So some of the colours and imagery of the area have made it’s way into my work. Including changing the 2 protagonists from the story ‘The Singing Bone’, who were brothers, into sisters instead. Two of the students from Marsden posed for the work.
At the end of the residency my work, along with some of the student work, will be exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in Wellington from 24th June – 2nd July
Great news my Pledgeme crowdfunding campaign was successful! I reached my funding target so I can now cover the costs to send the exhibition from New Zealand to Israel for exhibition in November.
If you are interested in a Limited Edition print there are still a few copies available. Or if you’d like a set of postcards there are some available too, please contact me on the address on the poster here. Please note the prices are in NZD$ and there is an additional charge for international freight.
I’m really look forward to being the 2017 artist in residence at Samuel Marsden Collegiate in Wellington, NZ. While there I’ll be doing an extension of my Grimm Project and working with the students in workshops and master classes. We’ll be looking at visual story telling and composite painting and generally having a great time exploring ideas!
I had a chat with Jesse Mulligan on Radio NZ National today about taking my exhibition ‘Sand in the Apricot Jam’ to Israel you can check out the podcast here