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Part four Sketchbooks Stage 2 Painter-inspired translation

‘I think this world is magical. Colour, form, space, relationships ‒ these elevate life. They energise. They elevate my whole consciousness…I think art heightens the potential of the actual’ ‒ Patrick Heron (The Colour of Colour, 1994-5). Patrick Heron 1920-1999 is an abstract artist I referenced for my Painter inspired translation sketchbook.  His use of … Continue reading Part four Sketchbooks Stage 2 Painter-inspired translation

Exercise 4.2 Customising a sketchbook Stage 1 Research and preparation

Elizabeth Blackadder  is a Scottish painter and printmaker who works with a range of media including oil paints, watercolour, drawing and printmaking. During the 1950s she travelled through Europe painting landscapes and Byzantine architecture mainly with brush, pen and ink.  These works not only captured the large scale of these structures but the detail also.  … Continue reading Exercise 4.2 Customising a sketchbook Stage 1 Research and preparation

Stitched Up Textile Festival 2017 Wangaratta

Recently I spent the weekend in the Victorian country town of Wangaratta attending the ‘Stiched Up Festival 2017’. This festival draws on Wangaratta’s textile history and is run biennally by volunteers from the Wangaratta Textile Arts Association.  It involves people of different ages and features a range of textile arts and crafts. 2017 Wangaratta Contemporary … Continue reading Stitched Up Textile Festival 2017 Wangaratta