Out of the Box, the third…

8 12 2009

Thought we’d drop in the winner and the handful of pieces that particularly caught our fancy…

Grand Prix: Madeleine Meyer, All the People, clay (a mad tumble of funerary doll-like figures)

Kim Falkenmire, Crater Rim, pencil on Chinese rice paper. Topically cool.

Kimberly Dodd, Jonah’s Whale, wire, found objects. Skanky sweet.

Victoria Kerridge, Looking Back, acrylic on canvass (aka ‘wot Mona saw’)

Ulan Murray, Germ, copper, stainless steel (dubbed ‘alien gonad’ by the judge!)

…and that’s not all, of course; thumbs up also went to Craig Cameron’s video piece, Penny Amberg’s Room with a view, and special mention must be made of Rita Roberts’ exquisite lace and woven treasures…

The snap, of course, hardly does the work justice – but we’re talking 400 odd hours in the lace making alone, without the hand-weaving and those gorgey little balls. Serious respect, Rita.

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.