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Libris Awards and More…

April 20, 2010

It has been an exciting couple of weeks since the close of the PINE APPLES Exhibition.  No sooner had the prints been taken off the walls than I was jetting off to the Focus on Artists’ Books 5 to go to the opening of the Libris Awards and speak at the symposium.  You can read more on this here.

I’ve not been home long now but managed to get out of the studio last Friday morning for a little rest and relaxation and to catch up on some paper related events around town.  The State Library of Queensland has on display a selection of ‘New Treasures’ with some really great samples of works on paper.  A favourite was this one by John Spooner of a cartoon of Tony Fitzgerald with a pineapple cut open revealing snakes and toads beneath – a reminder of Queensland’s history from the 80’s and a very different slant on the Pineapple theme…  Just across the hall is the ‘William Robinson Showcase’ which displays the ‘Ekka Series’ of 20 drawings completed by William Robinson in 2007 when he was invited to be the Artist in Residence at the Brisbane Exhibition (Ekka).  It is a new purchase by the SLQ and is a really unique series to see as William Robinson is usually best known not for his sketches, but for his large paintings of the local landscapes around Brisbane.  A particular favourite was the “Chooks Eye View” which showed the Ekka from the chooks perspective staring back at the punters.  Last but not least, a visit to the Queensland Art Gallery to check out their exhibition ‘Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones’ – they have a whole section of headwear devoted to paper!

Myrtle Street Studio is quietly humming along at the moment.  We are finalising the Gallery Packages and coordinating the next exhibition which will open to the public on Saturday the 22nd of May (more on this to come).  If you are wanting to come visit in the meantime, please contact me to book an appointment as I’m very ‘in and out’ of the studio at the moment!  More on the reasons why next week but in the meantime, please check out this article by the lovely Hannah Suarez of Brisbane Creative Industries! (all photography from the article is care of Ashley Oostdyck).

6 Comments leave one →
  1. April 20, 2010 5:50 pm

    Great interview with BCI Jay Dee! Really helpful and clear to emerging creatives! Well done!

  2. April 23, 2010 9:17 pm

    Thanks KT!

  3. Ash permalink*
    April 30, 2010 2:42 pm

    so busy! the best kind of busy too 🙂

    wonderful article!


    • Jay Dee permalink
      May 3, 2010 5:59 pm

      Yes – busy is good! Thanks Ash, and glad you liked the article 🙂 xx

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