The commission list and CV .pdfs and the downloadable commission reports for the recent year’s activities, as .pptxs might be too much for you iPhone users but the full screen does them justice – enjoy + feedback welcome.
Shanna was successful in her ‘art start’ grant proposal, early in 2013. Both Barbara and I mentored her in all aspects of her business / jewellery start up. We have been mates for quite some time now and have followed her work. The piece of wood we gave Shanna is from our old store in Tunbridge, Tasmania. Water etched and with traces of old paint, this piece if timber fits with her aesthetic, beautifully. We thought that some of the grant fee we earned should be put back into Shanna’s own practice so we commissioned an object in response to the timber piece. It was delivered last week but we still have no idea about her title, we shall all wait for a comment + feedback. Between us, we have wonderful examples of local jewellers work. In fact we have pieces buy everyone who has ever spent studio time with us over the years.
Which reminded me of this shot of the installation by Chelsea Sipthorp, supplied to Marian Drew and Barbara Heath of their artwork: “Maisie & Bab’s Garden Sketchbook” Click here for the larger downloadable image.
Also please note: The “silver’ panel discussion with Marian Drew & Barbara Heath is scheduled for 2:00pm Sunday 2nd March 2014 at the Museum of Brisbane.
Here is a detail of the work:
The show at the Museum of Brisbane opened last Thursday evening to a host of guests and many of our pals, all the artists and those closely associated with MOB. Marian has taken great individual shots of the objects on a white ground and the work itself shown with the backdrop looks super but here I am sharing eight of my more moody shots:
“Six pairs of Queensland’s finest visual artist collaborate for the first time for ‘silver’. Each duo – a leading photographer and artisan jeweller – consider the differences and commonalities in their practices to present new artworks inspired by our city.” Barbara and Marian’s artist talk is at 2pm on Sunday 13th April 2014 just prior to the show’s closure on 27th April but don’t wait that long to see this super show . . .
The ‘jeweller to the lost’ studio was commissioned to create this replica of the Story Bridge as the front door handle for the Big Bridge advertising agency. Situated on Main Street Kangaroo Point almost under the bridge, the area is alive now that the BCC have created all the river walkways. We were chuffed to revisit this charming piece which often receives praise from people reviewing our ‘small sculpture’ powerpoint.
Everyone with taste has entered either their Milton store or this last incarnation in Fortitude Valley. As the partnership ends with both of my friends striking out in different directions, you have until the end of October 2013 to carry away a bargain. I have enjoyed learning from and repairing the few high class timepieces they have entrusted to me over the years. Here’s a shot taken on thursday as I swung through to wind the last two clocks remaining.
This imposing bust in painted terracotta represents Jean Baptiste Colbert, Ministry of Finance under Louis XIV and is finely carved in a ‘movement of drapes with attention to detail and proportion’. The large framed canvas in the mirror is by the young Italian master Carletto Calliari (1570–1596). The subject of the masterpiece is the circumcision of the baby Jesus and most likely comes from the Church of San Francisco in Treviso which lost all its paintings during the Napoleonic wars. Denis says that everything is reduced drastically, we will see . . . what remains to fill the homeward bound container? I will miss their fun and friendship.
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. . . my shot shows stamped silver and a dipped wire test for the pieces under development.
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