Category Archives: artist books

Emerald

I visited Emerald,  one of my favourite outback towns, for a Flying Arts tour. Emerald is a historic town. It has a grand Queenslander style railway station and a welcoming botanical garden, popular with travellers. I flew in on a … Continue reading

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Toowoomba Artist books and etching

Another visit to The Glennie school, for some workshops on etching and Artist books. Through the rose gardens to the new art rooms. which overlook the sporting green with a view back to the historic town. Being at Glennie is … Continue reading

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Travels

Sketching while travelling. It’s been a long time since I’ve sketched with watercolour. At art school many years ago I painted obsessively this way. Plein air painting during the long days allowed us time to study the architecture and landscape.  We … Continue reading

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soul food

A visit to Coochiemudlo island. My friend Hollie took me for a walk around the island she calls home, casting her artist eye across the wonders of sand, clay, confluence of bay, ocean and mangrove, talking about being surrounded by … Continue reading

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Pressing question

Can you print etchings on a clay press? I was invited to run a drypoint etching workshop at a school that didn’t have an etching press, and so the journey of discovery began. It was a two day Flying Arts … Continue reading

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Cairns

A Flying Arts trip to Cairns, a Creative Generation workshop for year 12 Art excellence students on the theme of the expressive self published book. We move through variations of shaped lino cut prints on long concertina books. Cairns is … Continue reading

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sensational art teachers

Art teachers in schools do an amazing job that goes well beyond the paid hours, infusing schools with lateral thinking, enthusiasm and creativity. This Saturday was an opportunity to give something back to them. School Art Supplies https://www.schoolartsupplies.com.au/  organised a … Continue reading

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wood engraving

The skills of wood engraving intrigue me. I pore over old illustrations and create my own versions of those white line and black line images. I have been trying some wood engraving, with those curious engraving tools and sticky lithographic … Continue reading

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maze books

I ran a a maze book workshop for high school art teachers, exploring burnished collage images, and transfer printing.

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artist books

Making an artist book is an adventure: there are so many directions it can take. It can be a visually exciting pop up or peep through book, a stabbed and sewn treasury of small artworks, a treasury of ideas to … Continue reading

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