Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Wattle Blue Butterfly Winged Woman

This newly completed painting is a commission that came out of my recent exhibition at Chrysalis Gallery - I'm just about to deliver it, and hope their client will like it.

The Wattle Blue is a South Australian butterfly, so called because of its favourite habitat, the glorious Australian Wattle Tree. For me its personal significance is twofold. I have just returned from a short trip to Quorn and Adelaide in SA, reuniting with family members, and wattle is one of my favourite flowers. The butterfly was sourced from an excellent textbook on South Australian butterflies purchased from the South Australian Museum. 

So ends my last project for 2010, as the countdown to Christmas, already well under way, continues….

Pictured above: Wattle Blue Winged Woman, 2010, 36 x 36 cm, acrylic on linen. Completed work and some developmental stages. Top image by Tim Gresham.

Saturday, November 20, 2010


Stages in the development of Unmasked, 2010, hand coloured linocut, 20 x 15 cm, edition 10. It was created for the Australian Print Workshop exhibition IMPRESSIONS 2010 limited edition prints by contemporary artists

Images from top:
  • Work in progress
  • Completed block
  • Proofing finished work
  • Participating artists

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The exhibition will be launched on Friday 3 December from 6-8 pm and continues until 12 February 2011

Australian Print Workshop Gallery
210 Gertrude Street
Fitzroy Vic 3065
Phone: 03 9419 5466
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10 am - 5pm
Gallery closed for Christmas and New Year 25 December 2010 - 10 January 2011

Monday, November 15, 2010

A Blast from the Past

Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum have just done an extensive rehang. We called into the gallery yesterday and enjoyed revisiting some of the collection's many highlights.

In conjunction with this, their latest exhibition (which opened on Saturday) focuses on artists from the Castlemaine region whose works are held in the gallery's permanent collection.

My own work, Femme Fatale, 1996, linocut with chine colle, is currently on view in the Benefactor's Gallery. It was acquired at the conclusion of the touring survey exhibition Deborah Klein - Out of the Past 1995-2007, which was guest curated by Diane Soumilas. The work originates from the Film Noir series (1995-1997.)

View their website HERE.

To see other works from the Film Noir series visit the Portfolio Page on my website.

From top:

Femme Fatale, 1996 pictured with works by Rick Amor, Paul Boromeno, Albert Tucker and Petra Reece

Installation detail: Femme Fatale, 1996

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Natural Histories - final days

From top:
  • Gallery entrance
  • Last day visitors: Leigh Hobbs, Deborah Klein, Dmitri Kakmi, Robert Heather, Edwina Bach
  • Chrysalis Gallery Director Delwyn Freestone with Shane Jones
  • Shirley Murdoch, Deborah Klein, Sue, Peg Johnston
  • Shane Jones, Deborah Klein, Kim McDonald