Thursday, 5 April 2012

Vignette Exhibition at BSG Gallery, Melbourne

 My sojourn to Melbourne last week for my exhibition was delightful!

Setting up the show went smoothly with the assistance of my fabulous friend Nicole. The exhibition was a selection of ceramics, prints on paper and two screen printed fabrics.

The theme for my exhibition was:
vi·gnette [vin-yet] noun, verb, -gnet·ted, -gnet·ting.
1. an engraving, drawing, photograph, or the like that is shaded off gradually at the edges so as to leave no definite line at the border.
2. any small, pleasing picture or view.
3. a small, graceful literary sketch.

Surface design and printmaking techniques explore images from my sketchbook diaries that document daily life in my cottage and studio, capturing the banal and everyday which are often moments of fleeting beauty.

I am interested in capturing these domestic scenes as a way of recording my life. I have captured these moments throughout my adult life in a series of sketchbooks and diaries.  As I move house and memories fade, my sketches vividly bring to life my sense of place and where I was 'at' at that particular point in time. The sketches often are more poignant than a photo as each line is carefully observed, distilling the essence of the scene before me. 

'Kochira Says' print on paper

Thankfully my artwork suited the space perfectly. Brunswick Street Gallery (or BSG for short) has 10 individual exhibition spaces. The gallery was humming on Friday as the artists and their friends hung the artwork. The opening was fabulous, a delightfully warm evening and everyone was in good spirits (I was having so much fun I forgot to take photos of this!). Best of all I got to catch up with all my Melbourne friends :)

I did however, manage to find time to get my ceramics photographed professionally by Art Atelier before I went down to Melbourne.

Bathroom series. Hand drawn and painted on porcelain.

Bedroom series. Hand drawn and painted on porcelain.

Kitchen series. Hand drawn and painted on porcelain. 
Lounge Room series. Hand drawn and painted on porcelain. 
Ill post some detailed images of my prints next week.... till then, I hope you all have an enjoyable Easter long weekend x


  1. Congrats Kate. It all looks lovely.

  2. Congrats Smiley - looking simply fantastic. I had secretly been hoping to swing a trip down that way to cooincide with this Opening and Showing and to surprise you, but, alas, 'twas not to be.

    1. Thanks Ross :) It would've been a big surprise to see you!



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