Friday, April 29, 2011

Soba Noodle Salad!!! at SLQ

It would be an understatement to say I was thrilled to be working on another project for the State Library of Brisbane And better yet... it involved over-sized food... for children. Two of my favourite things thrown into one big pot of recipe excitement!!!

This work is for 'The Corner'- an interactive childrens' area at the library and is on now for playtime funtime. It is part of the Brisbane Ideas festival and teaches children how to make their very own soba noodle salad. There are a couple of other items I didn't manage to photograph (a big spoon, and of course the noodles). If you have kids, or you're a kid at heart, wander down and take a squiz.

Nine Wives at Nine Lives

Thanks to everyone who turned up on opening night to see the show. It was a great turn out with loads of enthusiasm! I loved all the artists' interpretations of the domestic spaces and all of them were so unexpected. Such a great concept for an exhibition... many thanks to the ladies from tiny gold and I hear the show was such a success it will be happening again next year with brand new artists and interpretations. Something to look forward to!

Monday, April 11, 2011

I am about to become a wife! Well... not of the marital kind, more of the exhibition kind. The latest group show I am participating in has a very interesting concept behind it....

Nine Wives is concept show exploring female notions of rituals and contemporary domestic environments. The term is a word play on the childhood riddle 'As I Went to St. Ives.' In it the husband originally had ‘nine’ wives, but as time went on, the riddle changed to ‘seven.’

In a similar way, domestic folklore and tradition transforms through the passing of generations, from wifely mothers to wifely daughters.

Nine female Queensland artists have been invited to create artworks that respond to one of nine rooms that make up a home. Spaces such as the dining room, nursery, kitchen and bedroom will be creatively appropriated through sculptural and installation-based works. Artists: Rebecca Ross, Carolyn V Watson, Simone Eisler, Dord Burrough, Sue-Ching Lascelles, Lucinda Wolber, Kristy Morgan, Dhana Merritt and Zoe Porter. Curated by Mariam Arcilla + Megan Cope. Opening Night: 20 April 2011, Wed, 6-9pm. Exhibition Period: 20 April-7 May 2011. Nine Lives Gallery. 5F Winn St., Fortitude Valley, QLD /