Fowler’s Gap sketches March 2016

Some of these will be worked on, some worked over, the rest shoved into a drawer. Fowler’s Gap Research Station is 115km north of Broken Hill. It is in the arid desert area and was VERY windy. Also VERY fabulous.

 

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Sojourns – an exhibition at M16 with John Gould, Bernard Hardy and Andy Townsend & Suzie Bleach

Sojourns opens on Thursday January 21 at M16 Artspace in Griffith, Canberra. Elizabeth Charles, artist and former senior head teacher of arts and media at TAFE Illawarra will do us the honour of opening our show. The exhibition will continue to Sunday February 7 and is open Wed – Sun, 12 – 5.

Work of mine to be considered for hanging this week include the following paintings. For more details open the catalogue Kinsela catalogue of M16 artworks

New Hang at “Primary Espresso Bowral”

Today we hung a new group of work on the walls of Mark Chance’s cafe: Primary Espresso Bowral ( great food….great coffee!)

Signage designed by me.
Signage designed by me.

With the change of seasons and weather, we thought that warm coloured artwork would be appreciated.

The previous hang included:

"10pm" acrylic on canvas 120 x 240cm $4400
“10pm”                                                                    acrylic on canvas 120 x 240cm $4400
"Man Made Loud and Soft" pigment ink prints on paper 90 x 70cm SOLD
“Man Made Loud and Soft”         pigment ink prints on paper 90 x 70cm SOLD
"Shaft of Light" pigment print edition of 10 25 x 25 cm SOLD
“Shaft of Light”                                                          pigment print edition of 10 25 x 25 cm SOLD
"Wet Summer Day" pigment print edition of 10 25 x 25cm SOLD
“Wet Summer Day”                                                    pigment print edition of 10   25 x 25cm  SOLD
"Fractured Light" pigment print 25 x 25 cm edition 6 of 10 $260 framed
“Fractured Light”                                               pigment print 25 x 25 cm edition 6 of 10              $260 framed
"More Rain" pigment print edition no. 4 of 10 25 x 25cm $260 framed
“More Rain”                                                                  pigment print edition no. 4 of 10 25 x 25cm             $260 framed
"Found Sounds" graphite and mixed media on arches on khadi paper 25 peces each measuring 15.5 x 11 cm $1200
“Found Sounds”                         graphite and mixed media on arches on khadi paper 25 pieces each measuring 15.5 x 11 cm               $1200

SO the NEW HANG includes these works:

"Mundi Mundi to Menindee" oil and acrylic on canvas 76 x 60 cm $950
“Mundi Mundi to Menindee” oil and acrylic on canvas           76 x 60 cm $950
"Walking with Thomas and Matisse" acrylic on canvas 122 x 152 cm $3800
“Walking with Thomas and Matisse”                  acrylic on canvas 122 x 152 cm                   $3800
Coastal Chorus (Orange and Grey) pigment print no. 2 of 10 $480 framed, $380 unframed
Coastal Chorus (Orange and Grey) pigment print no. 2 of 10                 $480 framed, $380 unframed
"West of Wilcannia with Agnes and Fred" oil and acrylic on canvas 76 x 60 cm $950
“West of Wilcannia with Agnes and Fred”                                    oil and acrylic on canvas           76 x 60 cm                        $950

Artwork selected as a finalist in the 2013 Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize

I am very happy to announce that I have had a work selected as a finalist in the Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize. There were 475 entries and 43 artists were selected by judge Jenny Sages. The exhibition opening is at 7pm, 1 March, when the winner will be announced by Sages herself. The $20,000 prize money includes the Gallery’s acquisition of the work.

The exhibition dates are 1 March – 5 April at The Adelaide Perry Gallery, in “The Croydon” Centre for Art, Design and Technology Presbyterian Ladie’s College, Sydney.

The work that I submitted is titled Momentary Stillness.

Momentary Stillness_2008-2012_charcoal, pastel  and collage on Arches paper_100x150cm

 This work is about space, time, movement, stillness and memory.

My ongoing interest in the human condition, and in our place within this world, is aided by my exploration of the subtle yet visceral subject matter of our surroundings. My work is usually multi layered and often harbours an element of ambiguity which sometimes simplifies, and sometimes complicates, the overall introspective and meditative quality for which I am searching.

In Momentary Stillness, I am exploring a physical sense of ‘being’, of awareness, by utilising an ‘abstract’ illusion of space and movement. We know about these things through the memories of our own experiences.

Contrasts such as light/dark, smooth/textured, straight/torn and large/small, contribute to the idea that time is not static or definitive, but is ever changing.

The irregular flat planes of torn paper hover in front of, or above, the geometric horizontal and vertical surfaces.  This optical illusion of space, and the sense of stillness and suspension, lead us to experience a form of movement and therefore, the passage of time.

Robyn Kinsela January 2013