Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Last day of FROM THE BOWER

Spending time with family and friends last Sunday afternoon, 17 September, was a splendid way to celebrate the last day of From the bower: patterns of collecting at the Art Gallery of Ballarat (see previous post).

Pictured with James and Rosemarie Jones. (James is Shane's twin brother). Photo credit: Shane Jones.

L - R: Wil Gregory and Tim Jones

James Jones and Shane Jones. (I've only just recognised the irony, intentional or otherwise, of James's suggestion
that they be photographed with Doppelgänger)

It was great to see so many people streaming through the show, right up to the very end. I'd just taken a photo of my phemograph, Doppelgänger, so I could show it in situ to master printer Luke Ingram, who not only printed, but also framed the work, when, as if by magic, the man himself materialised.

Pictured with Doppelgänger and its printer and framer, Luke Ingram

Luke is also the printer of my unbound artist book, Leaves of Absence (see below) recently shortlisted for the Geelong Print Prize and Fremantle Print Award. I’m currently working with him on a series of works for Fallen Women, a forthcoming solo exhibition at Tacit contemporary art, scheduled for 29 November – 17 December. 

Luke Ingram pictured with Leaves of Absence

It was a memorable end to what has been a memorable experience in so many ways. Tomorrow my fellow artists, Carole Wilson, Loris Button, Louise Saxton and I face the mammoth task of dismantling and packing up. (I believe Louise has actually started today, due to the extra time and care required to pack her delicate sculpture, Porcelain Garden).

A post-show celebratory lunch, which will include our extraordinary exhibition and catalogue designer, Brenda Wellman, is planned for the very near future.