Ross and Eve Heath who are at Bangalow put this together – (click for high-res .pdf download) and people we talked to all thank them for their services rendered. Their shop is huge, well stocked and priced for Sydneysiders on holidays.
William White has developed this product with his Chinese factory and then pulled his product from a huge national distributor because of the hike in their margin take . . . he told me what they demanded. He’s set up a web page, he’s used it on his building in Brunswick Heads and we are going to use both products in our Tasmanian renovation.
The pink • looks like 19th century corrugated tin down pipe . . . but its modern PVc formed and painted to look the part. The * decorative eave is PVC painted in rust finish that really tricks the eye and is so easy to work and so affordable. Go here to view their unfinished web, this info is straight from the horse’s mouth. Contact Wil at <email@example.com>
Below is their three story building, shop (Fabulous Mrs Fox) and residence in Brunswick Heads, northern NSW. Seriously chic and killing the retail trade down in those trendy parts, search for their Facebook page and go-like . . .
Michael Eather has been making his art for over 30 years now and we once shared the same dealer – Michael Milburn so we have been mates since then. His own gallery – Fireworks Gallery shows a miriad of indigenous and non-indigenous artists side by side with a spread of senior to emerging artists from all over Australia.
We are always excited when a piece goes to a good place, person or collection, in this case it goes to all three and what’s more Michael ‘gets it’ . . . these ‘Tinsmithed objects” were covered in Inside-Outside magazine at the time of the first Artisan show, for those new readers here are the two downloadable pages – one – two. I’ll post a smaller pic of page two , below.
To be won in the raffle on Friday evening, May 30 2014 at the Mayo Arts Festival and Gallery opening night, St Margarets, Ascot, Brisbane. Housegeister #6 by Barbara Heath was part of the ‘Tinsmith: an ordinary romance’ touring show curated by Artisan and toured regional Queensland 2012–2013. We have consigned all the returned artworks as part of our sculpture component. We are showing jewellery also, new makes and old favourites from the ‘jeweller to the lost’ studio stock. RSVP on-line at <firstname.lastname@example.org> or call 07 3862 0777 to arrange tickets for the opening. With 35 jewellery and sculpture artists showing – this fourth year is shaping up as the biggest and best. We are proud to have been associated from the very beginning . . . download the invite.
This unit is from our sold out, first show at Artisan where we showed ‘Tinsmith: An Ordinary Romance” in 2010. Regarding these small spirit guards that we have been asked to make on numerous occasions, the key as we understand it, is to place a mirror within the small architectural device. Spirits, we are told are such curious fellows and can’t resist a small interesting shelter but when one of them sees himself reflected in the mirror, he is sure to behold an ugly terrifying image and quickly goes elsewhere – thus rendering the abode safe and sound. Russian and German folklore is full of such stories that stray into the supernatural but we don’t believe in ghosts, do we?
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Almost 100 guests turned out to hear Liz Shaw’s opening address at Contemporary Wearables/Tinsmith opening on Sunday June 24, 2012. Emma Bain welcomed Councillors, artists, visitors, gallery guides and team members. Dr Deborah Porch, Ian Were, Dr Gael Phillips, Liz Shaw’s partner Nick and one other younger maker we know Shanna Muston were in attendance with numerous well dressed folk enjoying the drinks and ambience down on the bay. A great companion exhibition for us actually, shows great planning and many wonderful jewellery and objects into the bargain, through July for a month – worth a go-see.
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Our memory was jogged earlier on when a text dropped in from John Potter – see page 49 of today’s Sunday Mail. Yes, while we were away in Tasmania recently, Carly Hennessy and I texted Barbara’s responses to Carly’s questions as she prepped her review of the Bribie Island leg of the touring tinsmith show. Barbara sadly had to decline the invite to open the show due to our holiday bookings. Download the larger .jpg - here. The flyer invite is – here.