Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Featured artist - TreeLine for kids

The Sunshine Coast Council, our local government, runs two major environmental art events. One year they hold "Floating Land" and the next year they hold "TreeLine".  TreeLine celebrates trees, their stories and their important place in our communities.  The Council selects feature artists whose work gets shown in their main galleries; and this year there is a TreeLine for kids focus being held at the Arts and Ecology Centre in the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens.

I was fortunate to be selected as one of the feature artists for TreeLine for kids - primarily because of the way I often re-use books and incorporate old book pages into my artwork.

A few weeks ago the curator visited our house and the studio and selected the works to be shown. It was a fun afternoon as she ooh-ed and ahh-ed at bits and pieces around the place.

The advertising is just beginning, but the official opening is on Thursday 14 June at 6.30pm for any locals who'd like to join us, and the exhibition runs from 16 June through to 8 July 2012.

It will be a varied and different kind of exhibition - with a focus on encouraging children to think about how to re-use and recycle books to make art and things of beauty.

Barry will also have a few works on show which is great!

I will also be teaching a short workshop on my personal heartbeat script at the Arts and Ecology Centre on Wednesday 6 June from 10.00am - 2.30pm (for details please check my workshops page).

I am looking forward to the opportunity to show works at the Centre - it is a beautiful building in a wonderful setting. 


  1. Congratulations on being chosen for TreeLine! How could you not be chosen though...really?...with all your wonderful work with paper and books?

  2. congratulations Fiona, I'm sure you will have an absolute ball.

  3. sounds fabbo (I have looked and thought about 'floating land'..... but those thoughts have never seemed to gel into something tangible and doable..... ahh well)

    have fun with the kiddies!

  4. Well done you!! Look forward to seeing what eventuates - kids with OPEN minds - great stuff!!! xoxoxo

  5. Your heartbeat script is magnificent! If I were nearby I'd sign up :-)

  6. well done for being chosen. You will love it and working with or for kids is always a hoot.xx

  7. Thank you Jennifer - very kind! I am looking forward to it (tho there are still a few bits to be made...)

    Thanks Jack - yes I expect there will be fun and magic in there for sure. Thanks for leaving a comment too!

    Hi Ronnie - yes floating land appeals doesn't it? But it's tough to pull together a coherent and sensible project in time I find!

    Thanks N - it will be interesting I think...and fun too!

    Thanks Deborah - sometimes distance is a bummer isn't it? Glad that you like the heartbeat script - I think it's a bit of a sweetie.

    Thanks Lynda - yes kids are always so full of enquiry and energy and creativity - they go places my head never would!

  8. Congratulations Fiona - hope it's all a great success.

  9. Thanks Helen - fingers crossed as one does!


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