The Small Works Art Prize 2017 is on at the Brunswick Street Gallery in Fitzroy, Melbourne until 2 June. I have three paintings in the show. Studies of a robin in flight and a self portrait. A small series in acrylic on recycled wood panels. No frames, clean natural edges and ready to hang. You can view the series in my online mini gallery. Brunswick St Gallery have two albums of photographs from opening night on their faceboook page.
I have been bound close to home of late. Work and life commitments not allowing any venturing afar. Close knit. Delivery of the three paintings for the show was handled by my wonderful daughter and possibly collection also if I don’t pry open a window of opportunity to set into Melbourne myself in the next few weeks.
The enjoyment of being “home bound” is subtle yet encompassing. Caring for post op patient and sick child, staying on track with routine and chores is a necessary and welcome change in the weather, one which I am cherishing every moment of.
(This piece is not in the group show, it’s in my home studio on the shelf with a dozen other small works I have, some finished some not quite. I have many pieces on the go, shuffling around helps to shift perspective, grabbing at new ideas as time passes more slowly. While I’m not at work I can focus on those glinting words and capture something running deeper.)
Brunswick St Gallery’s Small Works 2017 exhibition
Friday June 2. 6 – 9pm
322 Brunswick St, Fitzroy