Last hurrah at Bega…

30 11 2009

Final show for the year at Bega was Out of the Box III; an unselected, totally random, no holds barred, anything goes (as long as it arrives in a small AusPost gift pack) kinda show – which the locals enjoy tremendously.

It was opened and judged by Phil Moriarty, who kept the crowd entertained with some fine art-theoretic observances (like, “it looks like a whole lot of arseholes to me…”!!) right up to the winning pronouncement. It was a lot of fun.


The most we could get out of Megsie was “I’m looking forward to next year.”

Meanwhile, the big news of the night was Ginger’s – she got into Gold&Silver!!  How fabulous; we’re all very proud.

(above) Rach, Ging, Eryca & Ulan.

For a few more snaps go here.

Brigitte’s opening at Orange…

28 11 2009

Ah, the techno wonders of the modern age – just in from Klaus, an i-phone schnap of the principle peeps at last night’s opening at the Orange Regional Gallery…

…Mandy Martin (who opened the show) with Sentinel 2 artists Brigitte Enders and Bob Baker.

Thanks Klausie. Wished we was there!

SCA glass show…

25 11 2009

Spike from the SCA has asked us to post news of the upcoming SCA glass studio show – plenty of grist for the thinking glass artist, she assures us, and some purty shiny stuff as well.


top left clockwise: Wayne Pearson Early Bird, Nathan Howard  Mangina, Sarah Davis Sentinel, Natalie Cassaniti  Endgame part 1.

The exhibition, Undercast 2009, is on at GiG Gallery, 70 A Glebe Point Rd, Sydders, from 1st – 12th December and has its own blogspot an’ all.

Meanwhile the Netster has been surfing the synchrons and just happens to have sent through some snaps of a chandelier (by student Tara Guinness) that caught her eye at the SCA grad show last week…



Thanks Netty. (See ya soon – we had a dress rehearsal at the beach yesterday, in preparation for your visit! The water’s warm already – gorgey.)

Exhibition roll-call this coming Friday…

24 11 2009

Yet more news from Jas Hugonnet…ObfuncWith exhibitions opening across the state from Orange to Canberra to Bega this weekend, there’s no way the Gang can physically cover all our preferred options. Never mind – you can go for us!!

If you’re in Canberra, head for M16 for Jas’s Obfunc launch (we love that name, Jas.)

If you’re in Orange, head down to ORG for Brigitte Enders’ exhibition Sentinels 2 (we’re desperately trying to sort an image for this – we don’t have an electronic version of the invitation….)


[Post script: in lieu of an invite, we’ve dropped in a snap of a pair of Brigitte’s gorgeous Wapengos recently showcased in the foyer vitrine at the BVRG. n(Ed)]


And if you’re hanging around in Bega at 6pm on Friday evening (and why on earth wouldn’t you be?) it’s box fest time…



…a fun show of creative constraint (featuring artworks that squeeze into a small AusPost gift pack) – and, consequently, the perfect opportunity to splurge on a locally hand-crafted objet d’art for that special xmas prez.

This show has a light-hearted entertainment factor  – but with a competitive edge; muso Phil Moriarty, recently returned from the Edinburgh Festival, has bravely agreed to step up to the judging plate this year (joining Megsie and Rachel on the selection panel), and there’s many a keen eye on the $1,000 winner’s purse (…well, it’s a tidy little chrissie drinks kitty, eh.)


A Canberra glass moment…

22 11 2009

The Gang motored across to Tanja yesterday evening for a coastal quickie; a catch up with Sophie and Tom at the opening of their exhibition at Narek Galleries. We couldn’t hang around for long, unfortunately – we’d spent the day doing our bit (sitting the BVRG) for the Bega Festival and so it was really just a circuitous route back to the hide-out. (It was one of those rare Saturday nights home alone with Pa – Ginger was up in the ‘Berra for her interview for Gold&Silver…!)

Anyhoo, it was lovely seeing Jono, Soph and Jet…



…and Tom, Alex and Oliver – except we somehow managed to completely miss taking any photographs of the latter, and only seem to have one of Tom and Karen…


Bummer dudes. Never mind – it was a treat, however brief. Almost like old times.

The exhibition, Off the Loom and Out of the Furnace, is a really nice mix of delicate work – Belinda Ramson/tapestry and Tom Rowney and Sophia Emmett/glass. Officially opened by Sue Walker, founding Director of the Victorian Tapestry Workshop, the focus on the night was firmly on Belinda – nonetheless Soph’s joolz were a great hit (though the snaps hardly do ’em justice)…



…and Tom’s goblets are seriously specko, as one would expect  – although we’re not sure that the local crowd fully appreciated the degree of skill and finesse. It didn’t help that the work was lined up like the annual school glass sale (but perhaps it only looked like that to us because we’re glassies.)


Anyhoo, all the beautiful peeps from Tanja were there – for more happy snaps go here.

Show’s up until the 4th January 2010.

Glass spotto…

19 11 2009

Thanks to Natali for sending through a link to The Glass Art Association of Canada. We picked out a few of our favourite things…

Jaqueline Berting, The Glass Wheatfield, lampworked glass – H 0.9m, L 3.7m, W 5.6m . 2009.

Irene Frolic, Portrait IV,  kiln cast glass – H 50cm, L 20cm, W 25cm . 2009.      
Sally McCubbin, Issue Boxes, blown glass, cold worked, 2004           
A mixed bag, we will concede – but (to borrow that famous JB quote) “That’s glass, honey.”

Glass biz at Narek…

17 11 2009


Don’t adjust your eye focus – the pdf doesn’t translate so well into the post. Never mind – save yourselves up for a serious serve of sparka-larka-larka-ling clarity on the night…

Looks like some quality xmas shoppery ahead.