15 June 2014

What is wood engraving?

What is wood engraving? Well, I'm so glad you asked.

Wood engraving is a traditional printmaking technique with which you can create very detailed images that are generally fairly small in scale. Not to be confused with woodblock prints, wood engraving uses the cross-section of the wood. 

'Three in the bed' by Ulrike Sturm
If you'd like to find out more, come to the weekend wood engraving workshop I am teaching at the Edition 9 Printmaking Studio on 26 and 27 July 2014.

The focus in this course is on encouraging creativity in a friendly environment, using non-toxic materials.

All materials and tools for the workshop will be supplied. A vegetarian lunch, as well as morning and afternoon tea are also included in the weekend workshop fee. So if you live on the Sunshine Coast, or if you'd like to come up here for a weekend, I'd love you to enrol.   :-)

01 February 2013

Linocutting classes at Castaways Beach

I will be teaching a 6 week linocutting workshop, starting on 20 February 2013. There are still places available so if you would like to join us, please find out more at www.edition9.com!

17 December 2012

Beckoning of Lovely film

What a lovely project this is. My collage drawing was selected as a finalist and I have a tiny small credit near the end of the film (42:23) but more than anything, it is just wonderful to be part of this. Hope you enjoy the film!

15 December 2012

The 2013 Calendar is ready!

Can you believe that this is the 18th year of my calendars? I usually try to have it ready by the second week of November but somehow, I managed to get distracted by a million other things this year and ended up way behind schedule with the calendar.

But finally, here it is!

Most of the illustrations this year sort of reflect my new surrounds, up in Noosa, Australia. I really hope you like it.

If you would like to buy one, go to www.duck-books.com/shop.html to order and I will send it to you as quickly as possible, so you will hopefully get it in time for Christmas :-)

12 June 2012

Exhibition opening tonight at Sheffer Gallery

You are invited to the opening of my exhibition of new work at Sheffer Gallery. 6pm tonight at 38 Lander Street, Darlington in Sydney.

This time I am sharing the gallery space with Queensland artist Beatrice Sand whose 'Sandboxes' are mesmerisingly beautiful.

Hope to see you at the gallery.

02 April 2012

Would we lie to you?

Exhibition opening at University of Sydney - SCA Campus at Rozelle.

Wednesday 4 April 2012 from 6 - 8 pm. A group exhibition of work by six postgrad students, including me. Hope you can join us for the opening :-)

19 December 2011

Garden Life

What I learned in my garden over the weekend: Goanas are very fast. Frill necked lizards scurry quite noisily through the undergrowth but are well camouflaged and invisible when they stand still. Snakes slither silently... too silently.

07 November 2011

Calendar is ready

The 2012 calendar is ready! All the artwork is from my linocuts: some are new ones which I made especially for the calendar, and others are from my recent series entitled 'The Lost Snail' which was exhibited at Sheffer Gallery in July/August.

The calendar is in a CD-style acrylic case and opens up to sit on your desk. It is a great present as it is unique, useful and arty, as well as being easy to post. You can buy it online at Duck Books :-)

19 October 2011

Summer is coming

...... time flies.

The weather is getting warm again and the sky is beautiful clear blue today.

I got very sick at the end of July and spent most of August in hospital, but now I am recovering well. New art ideas are developing in my imagination. Time to tidy up my studio desk and get to work on the 2012 calendar!