May 31 – June 19 2017
Large, sweeping, dance inspired abstractions are what Andrea McCuaig has on exhibition at the Form Gallery at Queanbeyan. Her works are sometimes in black and white tones and others are full of explosive reds and oranges.
Some sample pics and gallery materials are below.
19 July -7 August 2016
Living in Canberra we get to see huge amounts of creative art. I see more than one exhibition per day over a year. Other parts of Australia are not so fortunate. At Form Studio and Gallery there is a fund raiser exhibition to enable them to take an exhibition on the road to regional galleries.
Ros Auld and Claire Primrose have an exhibition in which they have collaborated to create works for sale. The income from the sales will be used to take art on the road. One of my favourite works of Claire’s has already sold.
If you are in the market for good art pop out.
The web page is
The flyer is below.
19 July – 7 Aug 2016
Glass is one of my favourite media for creativity. The fact that it has great surfaces, great interiors and can change dramatically due to the effects of light on the object makes glass a special vehicle for artistry.
Debra Jurss has created a set of beautiful glass objects under the theme of Flow interrupted. Claire Primrose told us at the exhibition that Debra has only been making Glass art for around five years ago. These objects are remarkable for the way that they embody the power and movement of water. There are bubbles of glass within most objects which gives life to the idea of energetic movement.
Some of the works are mounted on frames on the wall that allows light from the back others are free standing usually with a triangular base tapering to narrow peak. The look of this exhibition is so fresh and inviting because of the vibrant blues and striking movement in the works. I loved it.
Pics and flyer below.
21 Oct – 15 Nov 2015
I Teach year 7 and the students are looking at ways to improve the livability of their suburbs. Today I saw an exhibition at the Belconnen Arts Centre of landscape design students from the University of Canberra. The UC students produced three panel mock ups of solutions of a feature to make communities better. It was inspiring to me just to absorb the wide range of considerations that were woven into their designs so I will use their approach in teaching the students on Monday.
Their projects included some park solutions at Marulan, a park facility at Mulligans flat, a landscape response to embed the Islamic centre into the southern suburb of Monash and an art/ sculpture park at Queanbeyan. Each project was addressed by two students with different emphasis and all of them wove wider considerations into their project. The panels were huge so it is hard to put them with this post but I will include some detail shots I liked.