Oh, goodness. Where has the time gone?

It only just occurred to me that it’s been a while since I’ve blogged, or even updated my website at all. I thought ‘Oh, goodness. It’s been a few months.’, and when I logged on, I realised I haven’t posted since October last year. A little more than a few. If you follow my social media, you’ll at least know that I haven’t disappeared under a rock… but, honestly…

Where has the time gone?

Mmmm. To keep this concise, I’m just going to think back to October and retrace my steps from there.

In October I was embarking on the last month of my Masters at UNSW Art & Design, and was well and truly absorbed in the process of developing works with copper, which I wrote about here. I finished a small body of these works, and exhibited as part of the grad show at Kudos Gallery.

Exhibited at Kudos Gallery, as part of the 2016 Grad Show.

Exhibited at Kudos Gallery, as part of the 2016 Grad Show.

I confess, part of my website (lack-of) updating downward spiral started at this point, because rather than finishing uni, updating my art CV and having one to many wines at the grad show opening, I finished up and jumped straight on a plane for a solo travel expedition.

So November and December were spent in Hong Kong, San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland and Yosemite National Park. This will be a whole other blog post at some point, but here are some of my photos for now.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Lantau Island

Lantau Island

Lantau Island

Lantau Island

San Francisco

San Francisco

Yosemite

Yosemite

Yosemite

Yosemite

Yosemite

Yosemite

Oakland

Oakland

Oakland

Oakland

Berkeley

Berkeley

I returned to Sydney just in time for Christmas. I found out that I was accepted for a residency at Warringah Creative Space, so I moved studio, and then in an ‘I-spent-too-much-money-travelling-after-being-an-art-student-for-two-years’ panic, I immediately started a part time design job with arts not-for-profit, Sculpture by the Sea.

Warringah Creative Space

Warringah Creative Space

I continued my usual art practice, commercial illustration and design juggle… then spent a couple of intense weeks working with them over in Western Australia, for the Cottesloe exhibition in March.

Cottesloe Beach

Cottesloe Beach

Sketching in Cottesloe

Sketching in Cottesloe

Somewhere amongst all of this (late nights on the couch with my laptop), I also started getting excited about my new love project, Quiet Sydney. Again, another blog post for the future – maybe next week, when I’m set to go live.

Behind the Scenes for Quiet Sydney

Behind the Scenes for Quiet Sydney

I also worked on a few private commissions, and collaborations with Gretta Ray, Toby Eagle Jewellery and Audi for Hamilton Island Race Week.

Gretta Ray Towers, Single Artwork

Gretta Ray Towers, Single Artwork

Exhibiting at BSide Creative Space for Ninety Five Percent.

Exhibiting at BSide Creative Space for Ninety Five Percent.

Jumping on a plane again in May, I made a visit back to Europe, mostly to see family (and friends) in London, Samos and Athens.

Louise Bourgeois at the Tate Modern

Louise Bourgeois at the Tate Modern

David Hockney at the Tate Britain

David Hockney at the Tate Britain

Pythagorio, Samos

Pythagorio, Samos*

Tsamadou Beach, Samos

Tsamadou Beach, Samos

Samos

Samos

And this brings us to now. I will endeavour to write the blog posts I’ve casually mentioned in this rambling update, and hopefully will be on here more regularly again.

Thanks for reading xx

*I may have failed to mention something pretty big that has also been happening… I am now 29 weeks pregnant. Oh, goodness. Indeed!


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