Monday, June 27, 2022

Zine Makerspace; Castlemaine Library


Drop into our relaxed and informal makerspace and discover the fun of zines.

About this event

Drop into our relaxed and informal makerspace and discover the fun of zines. Experienced ziner Kelly Robson will be there with lots of materials, examples and advice if you want it.

Ages 8+ years (teens and keen adults also welcome).

NO BOOKINGS REQUIRED

Thu., 30 June 2022
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Castlemaine Library
212 Barker Street
Castlemaine, VIC 3450

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Zine Makerspace & Futute Creations Volume 7 Launch

"Drop into our relaxed and informal makerspace and discover the fun of zines. Experienced ziner Kelly Robson will be there with lots of materials, examples and advice if you want it.

Ages 12-17 years. (Adults and keen kids over 8 also welcome)

A zine is a small-circulation, self-published work of original or appropriated texts and images, reproduced via a photocopier."

Sat., 9 July 2022
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Woodend Library

NO BOOKINGS REQUIRED

Future Creations Volume 7 will also be launched this day from 10.30am - 12pm which is a zine created by young people in the Macedon Ranges.


Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Knot at Home

 



^ My tiny knot in a jar piece made from white fabric dyed with pink water colour textas, a typewriter for the text and a small jar.

Federation Square hosted an online competition called Knot at Home which was to take inspiration at their current installation The Knot by French Artist Cyril Lancelin. My little creation was their choice in the open section for a runner up prize, which was pretty exciting. It was great to finally have some motivation again during these lock-down times here.

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Future Creations

 

Thank-you to the Kyneton Library and the Macedon Ranges Youth Services for having me down to hold a zine workshop for the launch of the Future Creations Zine on July 1st. This was the launch for Volume 3, you can find #1 and #2 online as it started during the lock-downs last year. The workshop also included badge making. 


 

 "The zine is part of Council’s work to elevate the voices of young people and keep them connected to each other and their community. 

Editions are published each term and showcase the talented and creative young people in the Macedon Ranges."

It was lovely to meet the young people behind the works and the creation of the zine and the team behind the Youth Services Team, I am excited to see where their next issue takes them.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Future Creatons: Zine launch and makerspace

 



Come and join us as we launch Future Creations a zine created by young people living in the Macedon Ranges.

The launch will be followed by a zine and badge makerspace led by Kelly Robson from 2pm.

Come and have a try!

For young people aged 12-25.

Light catering provided.

BOOKINGS REQUIRED

Date and time
Thursday, 1 July 2021
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Location
Kyneton Library
3 Baynton Street
Kyneton, VIC 3444


What I did last Week

During lock down last year here in Victoria the Bendigo Arts officers created an online gallery for people to send in works, pieces and writing that they created during that time. I hadn't during that time created any work. They did however create another opportunity this year when we went into a 7 day snap lock down to send in work which I took the opportunity to do. You can find that particular week here. And below is the image I created and a little bit about it. You can find the other online galleries for this project by clicking here.

"In these challenging times, we created an online exhibition as a way of sharing work and encouraging art-making.
 
The aim each week was to program a diverse exhibition, showing a variety of artistic expression.  Local artists were invited to submit a single still image – a photograph, a photograph of an artwork or a digital image and text to describe the artwork, or the idea behind it.
 
Over 32 weeks we collected 780 artworks by 175 artists."



                               
                                            Snakeskin Jacket, 2 June 2021

I used the quote from the film Wild at Heart as my friend Leonie kept saying it due to the fact one day she had a similar style coat on. I have used coloured pencils on black paper with some collage of magazine pieces. Nothing special but gave me inspiration to create some art.

A Royal Chancery

 It has been a very long time since posting on this blog due to a lot of varying factors. I was given the chance about 2 years ago to create a paste up in Chancery Lane for when the Bendigo Art Gallery hosted the  Tudors to Windsors exhibition during 2019. However the paste-up is no longer there which is part of the idea with street art and paste ups that it is only temporary. Below are images of the process and final piece that was along the lane way walls. I called it A Royal Chancery taking the name of the lane and adding a royal feel to it.

 



^ Above is what the wall was originally, so it wasn't my usual small projects that I would normally do.


^ Ended up choosing a very rich purple to cover the bare brick.



^ Hand drew a large crown image using graphite pencil, fine liners and sharpie markers.



^ Freshly pasted up crown with gold paper doilies and red triangles.






^ My mum had also been involved with the paste up and created a piece using mixed media elements.

Cartel Volumn 7

 





Cartel Artisan Journal
Volume #7 2019

My piece was created with graphite and colored pencil and entitled Mrs. Sundrop. These books can be found inside the Bendigo Library. I have also got works in volume 1, 3 and 4.

Friday, October 25, 2019

Sketchbook Project :: Brooklyn Art Library

"Located in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn Art Library is home to over 41,000 sketchbooks from over 130 different countries. Participants of the project order blank sketchbooks, choose a theme, fill them up and connect their books online."

I was very excited to participate in the 2018 Sketchbook Project and hope one day to visit the art library myself. My mum also joined me in doing this and there is also a piece by my niece inside also. My sketchbook also went on their traveling tour and it visited Toronto, Chicago and Atlanta.

You can view my full sketchbook via this link.



^ One of my pages; using mixed media.

Artlands 2018

As part of Artlands 2018, which was held in Bendigo, I participated in Crafting the Merch project which asked you to knit or crochet a scarf for attendants. I had never knitted anything before so I struggled with this for awhile and being left handed I felt it was a lot worse learning something like this.

Using wool from the Bendigo Woolen Mills I finally created something. I had  knitted one long stretch of wool and then I used yellow ribbon to connect the ends that allowed the person wearing it to easily slip it over your head. Added a brooch pin with colored pom poms on as an embellishment.