Friday, November 21, 2014

Special events during OPEN STUDIO WEEK!

Tomorrow, Saturday Nov 22nd the doors open at Midday for a 9 days Open Studio event. To bring further dimension to the Studio offerings there will be a Communal Drawing started tomorrow called #TheBigSeedDraw which you can read about below... and several Artist Talks which you can read about here!

artist talks at 
All talks are free ..simply rsvp to be sure of a seat and arrive early to take in what's happening at Seed.Art.Lab Studio during this event and ongoing! 

Over three afternoons later next week an Artist will be telling about their work with plants and nature... three very different stories, approaches and art practices. I hope you will enjoy this if you are able to join us at all!

+ wednesday 26th 1.30pm

Natural Fibre Artist Lesa Hepburn: talk + demo

Lesa is an artist working in handmade paper and natural plant fibres with a strong focus on sustainable arts practice working with available natural materials, recycled materials and low impact processes. 

Lesa Hepburn can be found at her website , 

I think you can see why I was delighted to have Lesa come and talk at Seed.Art.Lab next week. 

+ thursday 27th 2pm

Sophie Munns: How a life-long immersion in the journal process 
has shaped current project 'Homage to the Seed'

I have included an afternoon to talk about my work... obviously if you miss this but wish to come on another day... + any of the OPEN DAYS up until Xmas I can share some of the material with you then!

Some of my older journals

The Cairns journal

If you have visited my blogs or other sites you might have gathered that journals have long been important in my Art Practice ... this is a chance to see some of the journals from over the years and see how important that have been in the developing process of my ongoing practice and current project. The Studio Archive blog has referred often to the journal process.

+ friday 30th 2pm 
Photographer Renata Buziak :

'Biochromes' ~ where nature + photography meet.

I got to know Renata in 2010 when on residency at Mt Coot-tha, Brisbane Botanic Gardens. She had been Artist-in-Residence there in 2008 and I've followed her journey over the last number of years with fascination ... this year reconnecting when both of us were working in a School AIR Project.

I'm very pleased to have her come on the Friday next week for a personal glimpse into her work, her exciting approach and unique vision of nature.

Yellow Buttons : Renata Buziac

Renata Buziak can be found at her website and on Facebook.

PLEASE BOOK A SEAT to these free talks... it will greatly help with out organisation on the day! ph: 0430 599 344 or email!


I'm delighted to have new work available in archival quality Limited Edition Prints.

Ask for more information!

And to finish off ... 

about the Big Seed Draw ... #thebigseeddraw

You can always find my on Instagram and FB at Homage to the Seed. 


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Prepping for the 9 day OPEN STUDIO week at Seed.Art.Lab

Busy days at the moment making sure everything is organised. Saturday is a few sleeps away and if there is one thing I've noticed about holding OPEN STUDIO events its feeling you can always do more or be more prepared.

However ... really half the thing it seems to me is getting into a social mood and finding ways to make it a lively and joyful event. That was easy yesterday when new intern Jessica Olorenshaw joined me to set up.

If you tired to read the tiny print it say there will be artist talks and a demo or two... yes... more coming on that soon.

And of course I'm offering free sessions of the BIG SEED DRAW with prizes drawn at the end of the event picked from names of those who posted about the #thebigseeddraw on Twitter, FB or Instagram! Stay tuned!

Jessica helping me decide what to hang where for my Black and White wall... images mainly come from residency stints or carious studio phases!

The top wall is work from the Institute of Molecular Bioscience... it was great to included that with other very different seed inspired work.

This was a work I was really pleased to include .... its made up of 10 or so panels of work on paper that I determined could possibly work well installed as an assemblage.

I refrained from stitching or gluing the panels so it can be altered... so this is it ....  for the moment anyway!

Please call or email if thou have any questions and don't forget you may make a time to suit you. All work is for sales unless clearly marked!