Scenes on the Yarra

I sent a lovely day yesterday in Williamstown as apart of the final Scenes on the Yarra guided performance/installation  celebrating the Yarra River, created by Jeminah Reidy. I installed a collection of nests in trees along Nelson Parade and highlighted them with a sound scape created by Dean Lombard.  The soundscape include a song that he had written in response to one of the nests I had made from rope found washed up on the newport breakwater. The long tails of the nests reached down to the footpath. As I sat and waited for the performance to pass through I…

Warringa Park School

In November i was once again invited  back to  Warringa park special school. This is my 3rd project with them. I was  very excited to see the development in their skills …. In using the tape and the cane and understanding both what we are making and how to make it…. This time it was a tram …. The first day 4 classes helped me to build the frame, and the following week another 2 helped my cover it in the paper and then add the drawings. The fabulous art teachers Andrea and Ruth, had worked with their classes to…

The Village….. part 2

So quickly it happens…. The Village has gone up, and been taken done and now rests in a box in the studio. Except the shipping rope which is still sitting in the back of the car waiting for that extra person to be available to help us lift it out! Thanks to all of those who made it to have a look. I received a lot of positive feedback and have the vision for the next one…. Here are some photos from the opening….

The Village is up and open…..

On Monday I installed The Village at Trocadero Gallery In Footscray. Paul Blackman, an old friend and fabulous artist with a great eye for installation helped. getting the shipping rope up the stairs was a challenge but totally worth it. This exhibition will be open from September 2nd – 19th Wednesday – Saturday 12 – 5pm The opening is on Saturday 5th 4 – 6 pm These are just a few of the photos I snapped after the installation…. there will be more!

Sometimes the materials want to tell there own story…

Wire burnt in the Black Saturday Fires given to me by a farmer has been sitting in my studio quietly gathering dust until recently when I was looking for something to weave… Some made is way into the base of a nest The rest wanted to tell its own story and all i had to do was hang it on the wall It soft twist and lines of straggling wire creating a 3d sketch

Contained

In January I took up a fellow artists offer to make an installation in a shipping container. WildWildGoose Contained was a 3 month residency by Dagmara in 2 shipping containers next to the Maribrynong Rver in Footscray (Melbourne) Check put the other work that was created in this space on the Facebook page Wildwildgoosecontained On the overpass bridge next to the container are two enormous pasted up photos of Uncle Larry, gently watching over us, and those who pass by. Across the river a depot of shipping containers a 24 hour flow of trucks and cranes Next to us a…

Lantern Season is over…for this year

Since returning from the  Bird Lab Residency is Sweden I have been deep in lantern land. First the Lismore Lantern Parade This year we celebrated the 20th anniversary of this fabulous event. and then INTO THE LIGHT – Cycles of Change. This was the 4th year for INTO THE LIGHT, which started in response to the 2009 Black Saturday fires. Each year we have reflected on the process of healing and with a group of local artists,designed an event in response to where the community is at now. It is a very special event. I feel privileged to be part of it…