It was a whirlwind trip to Uluru this month as I really didn't have time to celebrate my own birthday! However in a very short space of time I felt surprisingly at home in central Australia, beside the awe inspiring rock who had called to me. Meeting the artist in residence and collecting work from Julie Nangana Roberston was a special highlight, and I must thank 'Tyson' the camel who gently carried us into the desert landscape...
Arriving back at home I quickly prepared for visitors - Bec Symons and Rachael Lucas from ABC Radio Gippsland who had planned a Live Broadcast 'Soundtrack to My Story' from the studio. The only problem was our weak signal! It was wonderful to stand by and witness calm patience as equipment was quickly moved from the studio over to the house, back to the studio again, and then outside under an umbrella where we finally picked up signal... fortunately the rain held off and we were right to go ten seconds before going live!!
Later that same week Pilgrim Creek Studios hosted 'Soul in a Bowl' as part of Creative Gippsland's list of inspiring events. It was exciting to see participants on the wheel for the first time and I'm looking forward to our next workshop where pots will be decorated before firing. I'll never forget sitting at the wheel for the first time myself - falling in love with the process, and changing everything else in my life to fit in and support a ceramic studio... that was the real challenge!
And here I am now, years later packing up The Last Supper,
an installation of ceramics and paintings
which will feature as one of four solo exhibitions being held at the Yarra Sculpture Gallery in Abbotsford (Victoria) from the 1st - 24th of June. Feel most welcome to come along to the opening of all four shows this Saturday 2 - 4 pm, and enjoy meeting the other exhibiting artists: Amanda Page, Julian Di Martino and Marcus Encel. Please find your invitation HERE!