Drinkies on Saturday…

27 11 2012





Week in review: Tanja Riese, Yoof and Philip Cox’s…

15 03 2010

A quickie round of last week’s events…

There’s been so much on in the last month that we’ve not had a moment spare to post the Tanja Riese (winner of the FSCLAP scholarship 2009) exhibition, Journey of Arrival, currently showing at the BVRG. Actually, the crowd at the opening was packed like pilchards – and we were so busy running the bar that we had no time whatsoever to get any snaps off. Last week, however, was Tanja’s Art Café floor talk and proceedings were far more gently paced…

Plenty of interest had obviously been stirred by the Artscape piece on the ABC, and response to the show has no doubt been very gratifying for Tanja. And what a relief, one imagines, to have that 16-odd months of pressure behind her. Time for some well-deserved R&R, wethinks.

On Friday evening Spiral Gallery kicked off the upcoming Youth Season with their annual Youth Show (participating artists pictured below…)

And on Saturday the Gang and Brigitte went for a sticky beak at Sculpture on the Edge’s open day at Philip Cox’s coastal retreat, overseen by Jan and Beatle…

A literal stone’s throw from the Murrah River mouth, it’d be hard to take for a weekend get-away…

We found our ideal bedroom(!!)…

                                                              (…just a bed with a wall of wine, perfeck!)

We didn’t get there until late in the day, so it was a fairly whirlwind tour; having met Michael Snape at the Sculpture Symposium the week before it was nice to come across some of his work…

and the highlight, of course, was seeing Beatle Collin’s original waves in situ

All a tad brief, we know – but the Candelo Pool beckons. Ciao, ciao.





FSCLAP…and the winner is…Tanja Riese!!

13 07 2008

 

Last Friday evening the recipient of the 2009 Far South Coast Living Artist Project Scholarship was awarded the gong by Acting General Manager of the Bega Valley Shire Council, Leanne Barnes, at a reception at the Bega Regional Gallery. And the winner was printmedia artist Tanja Riese (no great surprise there, of course, her work’s fantastic – it’s that dark romanticism we get off on…)

                     

The scholarship, worth in the vicinity of $35,000, affords a regional artist one year of full time practice (with additional mentoring, educational and marketing support from a willing network of local professionals in the field.) The two other finalists, Craig Cameron and Matthew Jones, were presented with a consolation ‘”drown your sorrows” gift pack from Committee member Prue Acton (presumably a bottle of plonk), heaped with high praise and encouraged to re-apply for the next round (it’s a biannual affair.) 

(Left) The work of Matthew Jones……and (below)

 

…Craig Cameron’s video piece (which gave us an eek! moment because we’ve fallen off the diet wagon again – how did he know!?!)                                   

And at long last we’ve run that crazy sheila Sharon Cornthwaite to ground! We’ve been keeping a weather eye out for ages – knowing she’d moved somewhere nearby (Bournda) – and, finally, there she was!! It was only a matter of time, mind you; we’d already clocked her name on a program of upcoming events (she’s giving a jewellery workshop at the end of July and an artist talk later in the year.) Anyhoo, the big news is she’s bought a little cottage in Gipps St, Bega, and turned it into a studio – so we’ll have to go check it out and take some snaps next time we’re in town…

For a flick around the happy throng, go to…

http://www.flickr.com/photos/glasscentralcanberra/sets/72157606120915112/