Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Works on show...

It has been a really busy start to the year and I have work popping up all over the countryside in some gorgeous looking shows.

To kick start the fun, we are showing in Cairns.

Rose Rigley has organised for 4 book artists from Far North Queensland to show alongside 4 book artists from South East Queensland in a show called 4x4.  We have each sent 3 books in  a sculptural form which means a delicious collection of 24 books. The works will be on show at the Cairns Regional Gallery from 2 March - 29 March 2015.  The exciting news is that we will also be showing these works in Brisbane in the middle of the year - stay tuned for details.

My three books: Learning My Lines; Library of Lost Words; and Rural Journal

My book Ways of Peace has landed safely in Perth in Western Australia and will be on show at in the exhibition Between the Sheets at Gallery Central from 7 March - 2 April 2015.



Robyn Foster has done an amazing job bringing together the second Personal Histories show - this time a whole new set of artists' books around the theme of personal history will be shown at Redland Art Gallery from 27 March to 10 May 2015.  I can't wait to see this show - the first one was gorgeous and this one will be stunning I am sure.

I am sending three mini-books which tell a bit of my story - A Life of Words.


In addition, the Gallery is also hosting artists books around the First World War. Susan, Barry, Helen and I are all contributing the books we sent to Ieper for Pieces for Peace, so my book The Nurses will be on display there.


I am also contributing two other books I have previously made to honour my great grandfather's service. He died near Ieper and has no known grave.

Absences.

No Return.

As mentioned, Caloundra Regional Gallery also wanted to host these works, so we have each made a variant of the book we sent to Ieper to show there in the exhibition Of Peace and War.  This show runs from 25 March - 10 May 2015 - you can't really get more simultaneous than that!

The Nurses and The Nurses 2.


I'm tired just thinking about the logistics of it all.  What a great start to the new year and how wonderful to have so many opportunities to share books around the country. If only I could travel to see them all...

For full details of each of the shows - see my Works on show... page at the top of my blog. It would be great to see you at any of the local openings and if you happen to be visiting any one of the other locations, I am sure the shows are worth viewing.

24 comments:

  1. What a busy start to the year Fiona, so many beautiful artworks and it's wonderful to see so many pieces on exhibition simultaneously or in quick succession. Much organisation on your part and some very grateful people you have taken along for the ride.

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    1. It has seemed rather full on Helen hasn't it? I am happy that there are so many opportunities for artists' books out there at the moment. Thanks so much for all your assistance as we find ourselves participating in this and that - all good fun!

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  2. If you want something done, ask a busy person. It seems you are that person and your obligations for all these shows have been soundly met. Magnificent work...all of it.

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    1. I've always thought that Jo - somehow busy folk seem to get it all done! Must admit, I'm pleased to be at the tail end of this little lot and settling in for the time to enjoy it all now! Thanks too for liking the work!

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  3. F - I'm exhausted just reading about it all. Well done - lots going on. B

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    1. If I stop and think about it too much I get a wee bit tired myself! Still - it's great to be busy isn't it?

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  4. Congratulations Fiona! You've tired me out just reading your post. You must be thoroughly exhausted or totally pumped up...or a bit of both. Enjoy it!

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    1. Thans J - I am pleased to be over the hardest part of it all - cataloguing and writing it all up and getting it all ready for posting and delivery. I'm a bit of both as you say - happy-tired!

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  5. I re-iterate my comment from the last post..... how do you fit it all in to the same 24 hours as the rest of us mere mortals? All of the above are beautiful Fiona and will no doubt find a receptive audience in all of the venues. Stunning pieces, every one.

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    1. Ah Lesley - sometimes it all just happens and when I realised I hadn't really mentioned any of them, I thought oh well I'll do a post on all of them, so it appears a s a bit of overload in a way. Although they are all happening together! It would be great to be able to see them all in situ - but I'll have to make do with Caloundra and Redland, and then Brisbane when they come back from Cairns. Go well.

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  6. Wow Fiona! What an inspiration you are. I just wish I could be over again to see all this book arts exhibiting! Hope march isn't too dull for you! Xx

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    1. Thanks Nikki - wouldn't it be great to just magically swap places for a bit so I could see your work on show and you could see mine?!? I am sure March will be OK - there seems to be plenty to go on with in the studio which is a fine way to be!

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  7. Such a lovely lot of work to have on exhibition at the same time. I wish I could see them in the flesh

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    1. Thanks Jac - amazing timing really isn't it? It's so nice to have shows with books in them all over the country - feels fabulous and as if books are being loved and admired from every direction (and I mean books, not my books!). It would be wonderful wouldn't it to click our heels and pop on over for a viewing..

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    1. Thanks Velma - it feels good to know there are so many books hows out there right now!

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    1. It does indeed feel a bit like wow Mo - altho what you're doing right now has more of a wow factor I reckon!

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    1. Thanks Cat - it is a nice sort of collection to look at....

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  11. lovely to see all the work presented like this. Superb work to be out there on show. x

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    1. There's a lot on isn't there Susan?!? It's great to have books on show all over the place and fun to be involved.

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