Thursday, June 9, 2011

Come hell or high water

Strandline: An exhibition dovetailing both the high water mark and two sister's art practices. A term referring to the margin of the sea where all things afloat find a resting place, where the briny deep deposits flotsam and jetsam, a liminal region where tidal pulse is made manifest, a coastal Plimsoll line.
A strand, a string - two siblings plied together to form a sisterly bond. Divided by geography, one living on the island, one on the mainland, the strandline links them through the tidal flow. Five decades have plied this strandline into a tightly bonded cord.
The exhibition directs attention to the family line and how time connects siblings. Here timber and clay tell the evolving story. Time and tide and two sisters converge.

Monday, June 6, 2011

The Strandline-a tale of two sisters

Only 21 sleeps before I drive down to Tasmania for the artist residency at Kings Bridge Gorge Cottage in Launceston. The kiln has been working overtime firing work for our exhibition opening on Friday 22nd July at Salamanca Arts Centre. I have compiled a CD for the opening which includes music on a maritime theme. It includes music from Master and Commander, Hornblower series, the Onedin Line Katchaturian theme, you get the idea. I made a candle holder for the opening table decoration from some driftwood I found on Lighthouse Beach.