Thursday 9 May 2013

Year of the Bird: flown away already...

Year of the Bird at Maitland Regional Art Gallery came and went very quickly for an exhibition long in preparation and planning.

We were fortunate to have such wonderful artists participate in the show, generous contribution of texts from Nigel Rothfels and Yvette Watt and a fantastic team at MRAG to make the show such a valuable endeavour. Thanks to Helen Hopcroft, Marian Drew, David Hampton, Emma van Leest, Pamela See, Kate Foster, Merle Patchett, Trevor Weekes, Helen Wright and Vanessa Barbay.

Caelli Jo Brooker, Sketches for Abstract Mythological Field Studies (various), 2012, watercolour and crayon on paper, 42 x 29.7 cm (each)
Abstract Mythological Field Study: Jinwu and
Procne/Philomena, 2013, pencil, watercolour, acrylic and crayon on paper, 180 x 150 cm (each)
I am proudly in possession of one of my co-curator, Helen Hopcroft's works from the exhibition...

Helen Hopcroft, 'Moonlight on your Beak', 2013, oil on canvas, 60 x 60cm

you can read Helen's blog and see more of her work here...