My first visit

We have lived in Gippsland for eight years and I am ashamed to say I have not visited the art gallery in Bairnsdale.  The Gallery is the East Gippsland Gallery and is housed in an 1868 building next to the Court House.

I was prompted to visit after another member at the gym told me about an exhibition that was opening there today.  She had helped to hang the exhibits and was blown away by the quality of the work. I was interested and decided to visit after finishing at the gym. The canvases were ethereal in quality and close inspection was needed to see how much work had been put into the finished piece of art.There was printing merged into the work of the water on the fabric.

The lunar images at the top of the canvases had been sewn onto the fabric.

There were numerous exhibits which displayed the artist’s fine crochet work and needle work.  This exhibit is made from spider egg sacs crocheted together.  The work is displayed beneath a magnifying glass. Beautiful tiny baskets crocheted. You can also see a leaf which has tiny mending on it.Crochet work with fungi.

This is one of the Biosphere series of framed works.

A wonderful exhibition and well worth visiting.  Now I know about the gallery I will make sure I visit each month to see new exhibitions.

Olives are now bottled

These are the green olives from our olive harvest.  They had to be kept soaking for a few more days than the black olives in order to eliminate the bitterness.

Both lots of olives are now bottled and we do indeed have a great crop this year.

I don’t think we will need to buy any olives this year.

I have given the tree a severe prune so it will be interesting to see what our crop is like next year.

Makung djang . . . . .Sugarbag dreaming

I have been able to get a bit of framing done lately and am pleased with the final results.  I did have one issue when I was careless with the glass cutting but apart from that all went well.

Our son asked me if I would frame an indigenous painting for him.  He also wanted me to include the certificate of authenticity. I decided to frame the back of the painting with matt board too and included a photo I took of the back of the actual painting before it was covered up.This is the back of the painting with the certificate and photo included and before the hanging wire has been added.It is important to use archival quality products when framing valuable paintings such as this so I made sure I was using exactly that. This tape is how the painting is attached to the archival framing mat.

This framing was a tricky job but one where the challenge was thoroughly enjoyable.

This second picture was a fun one completed for my daughter.