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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

the 6th APT

I visited the 6th Asia Pacific Triennial at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) in Brisbane yesterday, and was quite blown away by the extraordinary standard of works exhibited this time round. Artworks range from huge skulls painted on silk drapes severasl meters high to piles of discarded cooking utensils - plus several video and multi media entries and even a solid brass motorcycle.
This exhibition is an absolute must visit for everyone interested in the arts. It is the only major international project that focusses on the contemporary arts of Asia, the Pacific and Australia.
With over 100 artists represented from countries such as China, N and S Korea, Turkey, India, Iran, Tibet, Fiji and so on, this exhibition is a wonderful opportunity for us to look into the minds of these dymanic artists.
Entry to the exhibition is free and it runs until April - but dont leave it til the end because I am sure - like me - you'll want to re-visit it once you've had a taste ...

Line of Control - Subodh Gupta - India
an enormous mushroom cloud structure made from brass domestic utensils

PixCell-Elk#2 - Kohei Nawa - Japan
an elk covered with crystal glass beads

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Ellen Appleby

Gift boxed vases and dipping plates from Ellen Appleby

Exquisite gift boxed porcelain works by Sunshine Coast clayworker Ellen Appleby have just come into the gallery. Ellen fired this work on Christmas eve !!! so they are still warm ...
Ellen moved to Noosa from Brisbane in 2006, where she worked as an artist and environmental educator and community artist. She has just completed her second year of Visual Arts (ceramics) at the Sunshine Coast TAFE. She is probably best "recently" known for her ceramic works at the Floating Land event at Noosa last June.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Seasons Greetigs

Peter Wooward - Garden Series

wishing you all the merriest of merry CHRISTMASSES
and a NEW YEAR full of excitement and good challenges.
cheers - Ken

Monday, December 21, 2009

Caroline Lilliman Pottery

Just in to Maleny Artworks Gallery today are four equisite hand-built and hand-decorated porcelain pots crafted by master Maleny ceramicist Caroline Lilliman.
Caroline's arts practice has covered three decades and she ranks up there amongst Australia's most original potters, and these four vessels are a fine example of work from a truly gifted artist and arts technician.

Flying Dream - hand-built porcelain

Platypus Vessel - hand-built porcelain

Tall pit-fired + hand-carved vessel

Squat pit-fired + hand-carved vessel

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Mapping the Range

Discover the Difference - Mieke van Sambeeck

Opening last week and continuing through into the New Year at Maleny Artworks Gallery is an exciting exhibition of artworks by members of the Collaboration of Maleny Artists - COMA.
Artists were invited to select a grid from a topographical map of the Blackall Ranges - from Maleny to Montville - then create an artwork relevant to, or inspired by, that part of the Range.
60 artists responded with works ranging from cows to waterfalls.

Morning at Baroon Pocket Dam - Toni Black

Shadows more Real - Noela Mills

A Month of Mountain Mornings - Fiona Dempster

Below Bald Knob - Jo Murray

Mini Deep Red - Barry Smith

Janna's Cows

Janna - in white t-shirt with sponsores and supporters
Unveiled this week at the entrance to the Maleny township are five wonderful steel cows by Curramore artist Janna Pameijer. The sculptures acknowledge the dairy industry bought to the Ranges by our pioneers last century and still a major contributor to our local economy, and they have been erected on the site of the entrance to the old Boxsell's cattle saleyards -that were sold off to make way to an ugle retail development.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Michael Pugh's Tea Service

Just in to Maleny Artworks is a new shipment of exquisite blue and white tableware from the studio of Michael Pugh, including this superb teapot and mugs .