Michelle Arnott and I are working happily towards our joint exhibition at the Creative Space, Curl Curl in early May 2019. Entitled ‘D & M’s High School Reunion’, it will showcase the work of two high school buddies from Mackellar Girls High who took art classes together through to the HSC and then went on to careers in the Visual and Performing Arts.
Here we are in our Year 8 school photos:
The secondary title for my body of work is SPIN—my study of fabrications, both material and conceptual.
Here are some peeks at my WIP:
Fibre and drawing:
I watch The Bold and the Beautiful.
It’s one of the funniest shows on TV. Representation of time is a challenge for the writers and I eagerly anticipate the next SORAS, whether it be baby in utero or toddler to teen or even reverse ageing as with the latest Thorne Forrester iteration. The ‘floating timeline’ is one of the things that makes TB&TB incredible. Add to that crazy characters, nutty relationships, fraud and deceit, cruelty and immorality, and it all seems too ridiculous.
Methinks though, not so ridiculous compared to what’s happening in the real world at the moment. A US ‘president’ who beggars belief. A US ‘Supreme Court judge’ who can’t understand that his dubious past and dishonesty probably revokes his claim to his new shiny black robe. Inhumane treatment of elderly loved ones in torture homes. Mental health issues for young people through the roof. Violence against women every single second of every day. Intimidation of women in authority by entitled white men. And today’s outrage—A federal government report that calls for the federal Sex Discrimination Act to be amended to allow religious schools to discriminate against students on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or relationship status – something some but not all states already allow.
I can’t imagine how it feels to be a gay teenager who just felt the full force of this federal slap in the face. I can’t believe that that is what the predominantly old white heterosexual male government have felt proud to promote today. The kind of ‘leadership’ from our government that is allowing—no fostering—this cruelty, this immorality, is breathtaking. And all in the name of Belief?? Unbelievable.
I feel some more rants are coming. Here’s a pretty picture to take your mind off it.
Photo by Elke Mader
IN HAPPY NEWS
More details to come soon but Michelle Arnott and I are very excited about securing the Creative Space, Curl Curl for a joint exhibition in early May 2019. Entitled ‘D & M’s High School Reunion’, it will showcase the work of two high school buddies from Mackellar Girls High who took art classes together through to the HSC and then went on to substantial careers in the Visual and Performing Arts.
Our exhibition will be a celebration of reconnection and creativity. 🌸