Sarah Ninio, a 12 year old artist, held her SALA exhibition and fundraiser at my home during SALA this year. I was very proud to be asked to open her show.
Every year I give a short talk during my Open Studio for the South Australian Living Artists Festival. I got a little carried away with colourful water based idioms 'sprinkled' through our language!
Behind me to the left of screen are Keren Seelander's emotive abstracts, while some of my 'Blue Space' series can be seen to the right. Many thanks to Joseph Ninio for filming the talk.
It’s time of year again with another artist’s talk at my open studio during SALA.
‘Seasons’ was opened in 2008 by Anna Flanders, Managing Editor of Adelaide Matters. The changing faces of nature have inspired musicians, poets and artists for as long as seasons have turned. These are subjects I love exploring and I was lucky to be joined by seven wonderful children, (between the ages of two and fifteen), who also painted a piece each for the show. Go to the children’s gallery to see more of their beautiful work.
‘Inspiration and memory’ is a series inspired by my mother’s 80th birthday. Click here to listen to some of the thoughts behind these works as we pan through the gallery a few weeks after opening.
What a joy it is to have friends and family help you celebrate the launch of a new series. I love giving all my paintings a party before sending them off into the world. In this series ‘Inspiration and memory’ I linked words of inspiration I associate with my mother and songs she sang during my childhood. I was caught totally unprepared when Russell Starkey asked mum and I to sing one of the songs then and there! My cousin caught the moment on video.