Catching up with friends was a total delight last weekend when I went south for 5 days. One artist friend Una Rey has been incredibly busy nearing completion of her PhD in Fine Art at Newcastle University. I met Una after commencing a MFA there in 2007. She has juggled family commitments with writing an exegesis and Studio Practice, exhibiting in Melbourne during May at Place Gallery and a final show at the University Gallery coming up soon. Recently Una moved into a wonderful new Studio which I wandered around taking photos on Monday and savouring her paintings again. In the July 09 Art Monthly Australia Una had an article 'Paint: the Language' included which is connected to her current focus for her PhD. Read about the Wonder exhibition by clicking on Una's name above. Best wishes for the final months of hard work Una!
Launched May 1st, 2009 with a tentative start... this blog evolved into a space to bring things I'm curious about or fascinated with whilst adapting to life in a new city, a new direction with my work and in the online realm. Early on postings were frequent and wide-ranging in focus. Attention slowly spread to new online engagements as ideas developed and formats trialled to extend those ideas. However, this blog has always remained at the centre of all that followed ...the conversations, journeys and glimpses into creative worlds generated here have long enriched my days beyond all imagining and I return always to pick up the thread with gratitude for the experience and for those who've passed through, perhaps joined up or stopped to converse!