Tuesday, August 7, 2018

'Away with Words' exhibition

I was invited to participate in this show in the exhibition space at Entangle - living art at Dayboro.

Barry sells his home and garden wares at Entangle; it has a great vibe and is lovely place to explore.
Dayboro itself also has great antique shops, good coffee, a nice park  and art galleries and is worth a wander or a day trip.

The title of the exhibition felt exactly right for me - so I took down several pieces that included text in some way.

My Artist Statement for the show was this:

I love words. No matter what I make, text is nearly always present – in beautiful calligraphic words, in letterpress type, or in burnt book pages.

Each of these works is personal and tells a personal, yet universal, story. Under Construction is a series of meditations on the wonder of nests – the skill and effort of the tiny birds that live on our block. Cartography II seeks to find our place in the world; the journeys we take; the times and places where we feel at home. Wordless I, II and II consider how we can lose our words; how we can be silenced; our voices can be muffled - whether from grief, abuse or by simply belonging to a marginalised group. When our words simply disappear.

When making, I work slowly and meditatively, and all my book and lettering processes take time – from setting type to designing layouts for calligraphy or hand-stitching books. My work is quiet and thoughtful, as I strive to make work that can be quite complex, appear simple and elegant.

Cartography II

Under Construction II and III (Photography by Penny Riddoch)

Wordless I, II and III

All work is framed and for sale at very reasonable prices! Let me know if you are interested but can't make the trip to Dayboro.

The exhibition runs until 26 August - Entangle Living Art, Williams St Dayboro.
Open Wednesday - Sunday 10am - 4pm
Nola from Entangle M: 0449 533 620


  1. love your nest explorations, one year I drew an abandoned blue wren's nest and was amazed by how they use spider web for binding!

    1. They continue to amaze and astonish me Mo - came across several old ones in the garden this morning as we pruned...

  2. Thank you for reminding us of these past works ... cartography especially


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