Hand forged 925 silver, © silver melts and her gems chosen from our wholesale studio collection. Other versions are for sale – the top one is in the Brisbane studio and the second one is at our Tasmanian dealer – Handmark Gallery.
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Really excited to be part of this dynamic concept, our two groups were made up of artists, architects, jewellers, designers, craft people, educators, gardeners, a retired radio announcer and an IT guru. We are prolific when it comes to documenting our own projects so making a powerpoint of 21 small and large public art projects was a breeze. We had precursors and elements to see and feel and an interested set of informed and enthusiastic visitors. October 10 and 11 saw multitudes of venues opened for public viewing – go to “BrisbaneOpenHouse” here.
“Thanks Mal, We are very excited about this new purchase for the collection.The works will be found in Mater Private Springfield Hospital and in Mater Health Services Art Collection.” – Best Renai Director, Independent Arts Management, P O Box 7648 EAST BRISBANE Q 4169. 0411 484 222 www.iamprojects.net
Words by Stephanie Eslake and photography by Sam Rosewarne, thanks to Roz Macallan and John Potter for sending an iPhone pic and the article so I could scan and post. Sarah called from the gallery this afternoon to say that a Brisbane lady just snapped up one of the rings in the show.
Download the high-res .pdf here.
Noel Frankham opened the show with his usual ‘informed frankness’ . . . we have known him for ages now and his warm words touched many hearts. Supper later at the Dopson’s residence was also warm and cheery. Last weekend’s Mercury had well researched full page article on Barbara and her ‘midlands lepidoptera’ work penned by Stephanie Eslake. We both spent time with Warwick Oakman in Hobart, our house at Tunbridge and a super lunch up at the Interlaken Estate with Libby and her guests. More work at Tunbridge with best buddies; Allan Cooper and Grattan Whitney. One trip to the Central Highlands to visit the Pine Lake and the 1000 year old pencil pines (-3 degrees that day). Here are the three larger wall sculptures all at the same scale:
Antique porcelain shards in textured bronze and wall hanging plate © Bh 2015 The Handmark web is here for viewing the entire show.
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Just an advanced notice and the last June date we want you to drop into your diary. The studio is on track to finish all the makes by this Friday, then I have some time to complete all the imaging, pricing and documentation. The entire series of rings, pendants, necklaces and brooches are all featuring ‘porcelain shards’ found on and around our property in Tunbridge, Tasmania. This should not come as a surprise as Barbara has used found elements as the set “gems” in works since the mid – nineteen eighties. Buttons, beads, glass, wood, steel, other jewellery have all been recycled and incorporated but this show is purely Tasmanian based with antique relics which the earth has given up to us.
Elements from our range of high carat and unique gem stone jewellery from numerous © Bh ‘styles’ are also showing in our cabinets at Hobart and Evandale and via the Handmark web.
We are indebted to Warwick Oakman who gave Barbara the book on Tasmanian butterflies for Christmas last year. Our friends at Woodbury, the Coopers who are shard mad and have so much found pottery it puts us to shame. Alan was also a butterfly collector as a boy under the Bow Bells in London. Andy O’Brien has also assisted us in our hoovering shards from his neck of the woods. Please put the date into the diary . . .
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We are represented in Hobart and Evandale by Alannah Dopson and her team. Retail jewellery and small sculpture stock at both locations and on-line with commissions managed by both outlet managers. We have shown there since 2009 and have built a steady following including many ‘Makers Mark’ clients from Melbourne who venture down now that the gallery has closed. Here is the direct link to Barbara Heath.