Monday, November 28, 2016

2016 ... can't believe its nearly December!

... where did it go?

I do hope any readers passing by have fared well this year.

For me the year flew past & I seriously ran out of time for mailing out E-Newsletters, blogging and even updating the website at times.

I discovered the running of an ONLINE STORE is actually impossible away from home and had to leave it as well.

2016 was many things, demanding at times but it was meeting good people far and wide, some travel in Australia, a number of fantastic workshops ... SEEDS THROUGH AN ARTIST'S LENS.

Western Hwy, travelling past the Grampians in Western Victoria

Visiting the Australian Grains Genebank, Horsham, Victoria

I hibernated in winter painting and Ive work in shows currently running in Cambridge MA in the States and at Newcastle Art Gallery.

Concertina Book Series painting during Winter.

I held exhibitions in Sydney during March at PlantBank on the grounds of the Australian Botanic Garden, Mt Annan where I had conducted 3 residences since 2014

PlantBank Exhibition
 ... and at the Lost Ones Gallery in Ballarat, Victoria in April.

Lost Ones Gallery, Ballarat

Visit the Website for an overview, find me on Facebook at Homage to the Seed and for the most up-to-date info on what Im up to best to follow me at Instagram/sophiemunns and I post daily there and tell of workshops and event coming up.

WORKSHOPS were a great highlight of the year:

Melbourne Botanic Garden in April at a 2 Day workshop with
guest speaker Neville Walsh who discussed his life-long work
as a Botanist & more recently also Seedbank Co-ordinator with
 the Australian Seedbank Partnership. While particpants drew
quietly he brought his work to life for us, offering a fascinating
glimpse into the way science and conservation work in very
particular habitats ... the Alpine region being one of his areas of
specialist interest. Such a treat for all on this wonderful weekend. 

Domain House at RBG Victoria... our workshop venue.

Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens, Sunshine Coast...
a wonderful venue for a September weekend workshop!

Thanks for visiting and reading if you found your way through this post.

Sending my best to you all as the year winds down,