Juukan Tears – last days to see!

a 2-min snapshot of making Juukan Tears

There is but a few short days left to see my work Juukan Tears at the John Curtin Gallery as a part of IOTA21 in Curiosity and Rituals of the Everyday. If you’re not gonna make it (who even travels any more? I can’t – really, I’m in WA and state daddy says no…) I thought I’d show you what people who visit the gallery get to see on a big screen in the video rotation.

If you haven’t seen it but were planning to, the gallery is open today until Friday, and again for the last time on Sunday 31/10/21.

Connexions closes tomorrow

Connexions opening – l to r
Blandine Halle, Melissa Cameron, Katherine Kalaf, Fatemeh Boroujeni, Eden Lennox, Sultana Shamshi.
Missing but hopefully soon to visit – Emily Beckley. Image – Courtenay Cameron

Connexions is in its last days – today it’s open 11am – 4:30pm and then it opens for the last time tomorrow from 12 -2:30pm.

We will always have the website, and I will update that with images from the installation soon, but in the mean time, if you can, stop by the gallery, grab a catalogue (lovingly folded for you by our team of artists!) and see all the new works that were made for this iteration of our exhibition.

Big thanks to Katherine Kalaf, as seen pictured above, for elevating our opening with her presence.

Thank you again to everyone who has visited and purchased works, we appreciate all of your support. In such strange times we are grateful, very grateful, to have your feet grace our doorstep.

Media whore

Two interviews doesn’t really live up to the title, but I _had_ to!

As of 9:05 am today, I’m doing two media appearances in the coming days. Tomorrow I’m scheduled to be on RTRFM radio at around 10:30am (AWST), on the Artbeat program with Bec Bowman. I’ll be talking about my work Juukan Tears and about the Indian Ocean Craft Triennial in general. That interview will hopefully be archived after it has run, so you can listen to it live via radio or streaming through the website, or check it out later online via the Artbeat link above.

Then on Sunday the 3rd of October I’ll record a segment for local a TV show The Couch with Fred Mafrica, again talking about my work at John Curtin Gallery and all things IOTA. That’s going to be a very relaxed conversation on a hyper-local show, so should be fun!

Connexions tonight!

A-US brooch 01 – found steel, hand-mixed grey vitreous enamel

Connexions exhibition opening is tonight!
Thursday September 30th
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Gallery Central: 12 Aberdeen St, Perth.

Opening address by Katherine Kalaf.
Artists: Emily Beckley, Fatemeh Boroujeni, Melissa Cameron, Blandine Halle, Eden Lennox, and Sultana Shamshi.
Connexions is honoured to be a festival event of the Indian Ocean Craft Triennial – IOTA21 and is supported by the Australia Council for the Arts and the Department of Local Government, Sports and Cultural Industries. IOTA21 is also sponsored by (my former employer – as an interior architect) Lotterywest!

Gallery hours: Monday – Friday: 11am – 4.30pm & Saturday: 12pm – 2:30pm
Artist Talk: Saturday 2 October 12pm

Feel free to bring a friend!