I'm going to the Global Gallery tomorrow to drop off my ceramics and arrange them to be displayed. This Multi Sensation exhibition I'm part of is the first exhibition by AFY - a group of students and alumnis from COFA. There are 32 of us from about 20 countries so the artwork displayed is going to be really diverse. Check out AFY's Facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/AFYGroup
Speaking of displaying, I found this really nifty thing called the Safe 'N Sure Adhesive Plate Hanger to hang my pieces to the wall. I found out about it by chance when I went to the Lane Cove Hobby Ceramics to look for glazes. They didn't have the glazes I wanted but the nice lady who owns the place was nice enough to give me a few tips on ceramics making. I find most people from the ceramics world in Sydney very helpful and they are keen to share information. I wonder if this is the case with other mediums of art?
Ending this blog entry on a good note, one of my big plates survived! Yay! It won't be in the exhibition as I don't think it's of that quality yet but this is definitely something I'd like to continue doing. Creating this piece reminded me of the exhibition by Yayoi Kusama I went to a couple of years ago at the Museum of Contemporary Art. When I saw one of her works, I puzzled over her ability to fill in big wide spaces with repeated pattern. Now I understand. Once you start, you just can't stop!
Irine is a recipient of the Australia Council for the Arts' Artstart Grant (June 2014-2015).
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