Saturday, April 24, 2010

New Work

Sword-grass Brown Winged Woman, 2010, acrylic on linen, 36 x 36 cm

This work will be included in the forthcoming solo exhibition Natural Histories at Chrysalis Gallery, which will run from 7 - 30 October, 2010.

Photograph by Tim Gresham. Click on image to enlarge.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Artists’ Ink: Printmaking from the Warrnambool Art Gallery Collection 1970–2001

Curated by Anne Virgo, Director, Australian Print Workshop, this selection of prints is drawn from the collection of the Warrnambool Art Gallery and documents thirty years of Australian printmaking. Over 170 printmaking artists are represented in the Warrnambool Art Gallery Collection. The works selected for the exhibition at Deakin University represent a diversity of styles and approaches to the print medium. Also included in the exhibition are works by Yvonne Boag, Dean Bowen, John Coburn, Tim Jones, Graeme Peebles, Geoff Ricardo, Deborah Williams, Marion Manifold, Deborah Walker, Rona Green and many others.

The exhibition runs from 14 April to 22 May.

Deakin Art Collection and Galleries
221 Burwood Highway
Burwood, Victoria 3125 Australia
General enquiries: +61 3 9244 5344

Images from top:

Deborah Klein, Untitled, 1999, relief print, 73 x 62 cm

Installation view: works by Guan Wei, Rona Green, Hertha Kluge-Pott, Tate Adams and Deborah Klein

Pictured with participating artist Deborah Walker (centre) and Artist's Ink curator Anne Virgo (on right.) In background: triptych by Marion Manifold)

Professional Development Day at Camberwell Grammar

Pictured (on far right) at lunch with some of the Camberwell Grammar Art Department following my presentation as part of the school's Professional Development Day on Monday 12 April.

From left to right: art teacher Marita Kelly, unidentified Camberwell Grammar staff member, ceramics teacher Kevin Boyd, art teacher Anne Walters, Art Department technician Brian McManus, and David Williamson, Director of Art, Camberwell Grammar School. Photograph by Shane Jones.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Contemporary Australian Drawings 1

The exhibition, which opened yesterday evening, focuses on the artists whose works appear in the forthcoming publication Contemporary Australian Drawing Volume 1 by Dr Janet McKenzie. It is held in conjunction with the 2010 International Drawing Out Conference at RMIT University.

Artists include: Godwin Bradbeer, Mike Parr, Mandy Martin, Bernard Sachs, Jon Cattapan, Hilarie Mais, Alan Mitelman, Pam Hallendal, Euan Heng, Helen Maudsley, Phillip Hunter, Jenny Watson, Deborah Klein, Wilma Tabacco and Jan Senbergs.

RMIT Gallery
RMIT, Storey Hall,
344 Swanston Street
Melbourne, 3000
Monday - Friday 11 - 5
Saturday 12 - 5.

The exhibition continues until Saturday, 26 June.

Image above:
Far left: Drawing by Jenny Watson; centre: participating artist Pam Hallandal; far right: Anonyme, 1998, linocut, 73 x 62 cm by Deborah Klein

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

One Cup Exhibition at Hand Held Gallery

Come along to Hand Held Gallery this Thursday (April 8th) between 6 and 8 pm for the opening of

One Cup
an exhibition of 48 teaspoons

by Melissa Cameron (Vic), Sandra Winkworth (Vic), Rachel Bell (N.Z), Jenny Meier (U.S.A/Guam), Lyndsay Reine (N.Z), Victoria Mason (Vic), Penny Peckham (Vic), Jill Hermans (Vic), Victoria McIntosh (N.Z), Soxy Flemming (Vic), Deborah Klein (Vic), Kate Wheeler (Vic), Anna Varendorff (Vic), Chloe Vallance (Vic) and Megan Herring (Vic).

Click HERE for a sneak peek. (Invitation designed by Megan Herring).

48 teaspoons measure one cup. My own two contributions to One Cup are pictured above. The images reflect my longtime interest in Elizabethan miniature portraiture and Victorian mourning and sentimental jewellery.

Top spoon: Eye, synthetic polymer paint on found teaspoon, 2010
Below: Braid, synthetic polymer paint on found teaspoon, 2010

The exhibition will continue throughout April.

Hand Held Gallery
Suite 18 (upstairs) Paramount Arcade
108 Bourke Street Melbourne, 3000
(03)9654 4006