I thought I would put together a summary of the years events and moments in my art practice before embarking on the 2011 projects.
Displaced was a temporary installation created in response to the brief of working within a specified space using only cardboard and adherence materials. It relied on the sun shining to create the shadows on the surfaces of the Polytechnic hallway and the angle of the sun was also crucial. Glen put together the video set to the elegance of Goldmund.
Ceramic platter, shino glaze, stoneware, 30 x30cm
A selection of ceramics created during the year can be seen on the mixed media page of this website. My father, John Langdon, was a potter in our home state of Queensland during my childhood and familiarity of working with clay seeped back as tactile and learned memory. Working with the theme of the ocean tideline for my final submission my interest in large platters, ceramic beakers, single stem vases and sculptural forms has become the focus of my ceramics practice. Underlying my approach to ceramics is my printmaking practice, which either directly or indirectly affects or influences the work that I produce.
Flowerspike, etching, lithograph, unique state, 59 x 39cm
The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize is an annual competition for works in several cateories. My etching and lithograph combination Flowerspike was selected for the finalist exhibition held at the South Australain Museum. This unique state work was created using a process of progressive etching and layering repeatedly. A lithograph layer was the initial layer.
The Xanthorrhoea was also the subject of two pints that were part of the Penang International Print Exhibition held at the Penang State Museum and Art Gallery from September 16 to October 15, 2010. More images of PIPE are currently on the Universiti Sains Malaysia website.
Bruny Island Fan, etching, drypoint, eucalyptus dyed BFK Rives 300gsm, 40 x 80cm
It was a wonderful surprise to win the 2D section of the Southern Exposure Exhibition run by HAEG in Cygnet, Tasmania. Bruny Island Fan was created will I stayed at the Cloudy bay Cabin which I like to think of as a retreat where good things can happen. The view is represented in the print, along with a fan that talks about the colonial settlers and the Tasmanian Waratah alluding to a discourse about engagement with new environments.
Other group exhibitions included Printmaking 10A at the Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, Trajectories which was an exhibition of current and recently graduated post grad students from the University of Tasmania and Osmosis 2010. Osmosis is an annual exhibition of work by professional female artists which I organise and curate. Each year we choose a location in Tasmania and develop a body of work in response to our individual engagement with it. This year we worked with Queenstown, a mining town on the west coast. There is an encore exhibition coming up at the Larq Gallery in Queenstown from January 22 to February 19, 2011.
Gloss was part of the Trajectories exhibition.
Ballan and Pannan Gallery reopened their doors after extensive renovations in their new location in Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria. They have a range of work from the MFA and other selected works on show or in their storeroom.
Precipice 51, etching, lithograph, collagraph, found ochre, 1/1, 59 x 59cm