So... good news, I got myself a job! What a relief... and to make it even better, I don't have to start till November! Yay. Perfect timing.
I've been really busy and productive in the past month. Getting a job was my number one priority and now that's done, I'm concentrating on the art stuff - getting ready for my group exhibition in November. I just recently made a website for the group. That did take up a whole weekend, but I think doing so benefited me in that I reacquainted myself with HTML and CSS coding.
I also went to a couple of ceramics related exhibitions last week. I went to the opening of Offerings (7 - 25 October 2011) at Kerrie Lowe Gallery in Newtown which showcases the work by nine ceramic artists inspired by a workshop experience in Ubud, Bali in July 2010. It's quite intriguing how Australian artists are interested in ceramics in Indonesia, and yet, as an Indonesian, that is something that I have just started noticing. My plan someday is to actually go back to Indonesia and explore ceramics there (maybe that's why I've kept my Indonesian citizenship?).
I also went to the Object Gallery for HYPERCLAY: Contemporary Ceramics (8 October 2011 – 8 January 2012) exhibition. Two of my previous teachers at COFA are taking part in the exhibition. Jacqueline Clayton is showcasing her work of ceramic flowers made of clay and face powder and Rod Bamford with his ceramics 3D print machine. I liked how they had iPads available around the gallery space that visitors can use to watch videos of the making of the artwork, the background story and the people involved in it.
*Picture on right by Paul Wood*
Irine is a recipient of the Australia Council for the Arts' Artstart Grant (June 2014-2015).
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