Sydney Printmakers @ May Space

Anthea Boesenberg : House
Anthea Boesenberg, House, Monotype prints on kozo, wax, timber, electrical fitting, 2020

Today I delivered my work to May Space for the exhibition of Sydney Printmakers work. The gallery is open during restricted hours or there is an online catalogue here. They have had to think of creative ways to manage the gallery during these extraordinary times.

TUESDAY TO SATURDAY 10-5 BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

info@mayspace.com.au or call 02 9318 1122

409b George Street Waterloo NSW Australia 2017

 

Chaos and Order at the Incinerator Art Space, Willoughby

 

 

Anthea Boesenberg, Order and Chaos 1,2 & 3, woodcut monoprints, 78cm x 61cm, 2019

Sitting at the gallery invigilating (but not being particularly vigilant), it’s very satisfying to look at the work produced by my colleagues Anna Russell and Rhonda Nelson and I, and ceramicist Felicity Hall, over the course of almost a year.

Anna Russell, Updraft, monotype, stencils, 56cm x 76cm, 2019

 

Artworks left to right:
Rhonda Nelson, Anthea Boesenberg, remainder Rhonda Nelson. Foreground Jenga for visitors to play with and make Chaos out of Order.

 

Ceramics by Felicity Hall and Rhonda Nelson.

Chaos and Order at Incinerator Art Space, Willoughby.

For the last 18 months I have been sharing a studio with two others, Anna Russell and Rhonda Nelson. This is our first exhibition together. I wonder where it might lead?

Rhonda has collaborated with Felicity Hall, ceramicist, for her ceramic work in the show.

We are having some ‘activities’ at the exhibition which might help engage people in the theme of the show, Chaos and Order.

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Mokuhanga Workshop

I spent the weekend doing a mokuhanga workshop with the wonderful Ros Kean. In a really packed few days we learned a basic printing technique, and lots of other things, like how to make a carrier brush, how to maintain your cutting tools, and lots of information about pigments and papers.

I really enjoyed the quiet process of making things from the natural materials around the studio, and the ceremony of attending to the tools. Perhaps I won’t pursue Mokuhanga itself, who knows how it will fit into my practice?

Reworking the studio

I’m now sharing the studio with two others, so a pretty radical cleanup has had to take place! I’ll share some photos now, because it’s probably going to be all downhill from here, unless my friends keep me on track.

As my friend Peri said, Entropy will get to this.

However, let me bask in the order and cleanliness for the time being,

‘A place for everything and everything in its place.’

Thank god for IKEA and Bunnings.