These two beauties are going to a new home in Victoria, Australia thanks to Etsy. But you don’t need to miss out. My full range of archival wildflower and landscape prints are on show and for sale at my Open Studio starting on 8th September. Also available, landscape paintings and contemporary art prints.
Each night I look out towards the night sky to seek out the star we named Lily in remembrance of our dear mum.
This work was selected for the exhibition, 26°S 121°E | ON THE MAP at Mundaring Art Centre a contemporary Print Exhibition – Curated by Laura A Taylor. It is run in collaboration with the Printmakers Association of Western Australia (PAWA) and the Print Makers Council of Australia Inc (PCA). I am one of 35 people representing contemporary print in Western Australia.
.ABOUT PCA Established in 1967, PCA is a national non-profit organisation that promotes contemporary fine art printmaking, including artist books, zines, and works on paper. It provides support and advocacy for artists and, through publications, commissioned editions, exhibitions and other events, PCA works to foster a greater appreciation of original prints and knowledge of the history of Australian printmaking amongst the wider community. www.print council.org.au
ABOUT PAWA Printmakers Association of Western Australia (PAWA) was established in 1974 and based in the old Perth Technical College. In 1976 the group incorporated a constitution within theassociation and its objectives were to “further a knowledge and appreciation in the traditions of printmaking” and “to promote and encourage experimentation in and production of prints
7 – 8.30PM, FRIDAY 15 SEPTEMBER 2017
MUNDARING ARTS CENTRE
CURATED BY LAURA A TAYLOR
Held in conjunction with the national launch of Print Council of Australia’s 2017 Print Commission folio, and in collaboration with Printmakers Association of WA, 26°S 121°E | On the Map is a survey exhibition of contemporary Western Australian printmaking.
This work is all about being part of a large family. We do not have a family tree but a forest. The forest is populated by the members of my family. With the ‘big boys’, (I still call them that), just behind me. And the younger members of the family forming the tree trunks behind them. Not forgetting mum and dad, who are in there too.
Perhaps at this stage I should do a roll call in order of age. I have to say I always feel a huge sense of pride when I do this. They are: Ken, Eric, Billy, David, Kevin, Ged, Henry and then came the girls: Malvina, Lorretta, Lorraine (me), Rebecca and to finish it all, the baby of the family, Sam.
The face in the foreground is of me when I left home to go to art college and began a new life. The image shows how I am remained connected to my family through the family roots.
A Childhood Landscape is the title of this work in progress which is very close to my heart. Being the 10th of 12 children made for quite a childhood and provided many memories, most of them happy. Although we were as poor as church mice in many ways we lived a life of abundance. Thanks that is, to our parents who were extremely resourceful and imaginative. Qualities which have expressed themselves differently in all of us. Whichever way you look at it, it is an unmistakable trait of The Wilson Family as is an undeniable streak of eccentricity. Traits which I have often relied upon to get me through life and are of course very useful to an artist. I am forever grateful for the gifts that being part of this family have bestowed upon me.
My heart beats with equal passion for conceptual work that literally allows me to fly. And landscape paintings and drawings which ground me. Each brings a skill set that informs the other.
At the moment my studio is littered with paintings at various stages of completion, making ready for the Armadale Hills Open Studio Arts Trail in a few months. It is both exiting and inspiring seeing all this work together. It just makes me want to paint, paint, paint!
The Minnawarra Art Awards showcases some of Australia’s prestigious artists. The exhibition features around 80 works across a variety of mediums of the fine arts including painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography and textiles. Curated by Robert Buratti.
Mother & Daughter Moment
This is the first exhibition where my daughter, Eve Wolfe and I have exhibited together. We were amazed to see that the curator had hung our work together on the same panel. Considering there was eighty art works that was a real fluke.
Minnawarra Art Awards is now considered a must see event on the Perth arts calendar.
Saturday 22 April – Sunday 7 May 2017
11am – 4pm daily
Today was a first, with with my artworks showing simultaneously in two separate art exhibitions – both having their official openings at the same time
Perth College Exhibition Opening
I spent an hour at Perth College where I had four artworks on display before rushing off to Newman College where I had another three. Although it was quite stressful fitting them both in, it was also quite exiting.