Orogen goes to Barcelona

I am delighted that my Orogen collection has been selected to be shown as part of Joya Barcelona 2015. Orogen is all about Central Australia, particularly Arrernte and Western Aranda country, and it is wonderful that the work has found a keen audience in Catalonia. Here  is a preview of the work that on display….

Kooljaman

Kooljaman means “place of no grass” in the language of the Bardi people who live at the top end of Cape Leveque, in the Kimberly, Western Australia. It is a place of intense colours. The meeting point of deep red earth, white sands, and the ever changing blue ocean. We were privileged to be invited…

Wabi Sabi: The beauty of impermanence

Wabi Sabi profiled six Japanese and Australian artists who use use traditional Japanese techniques but are inspired by the Australian landscape and way of life, creating unique styles embedded in cross-cultural influence. The work on display included ikebana, shibori, woodblock printing, ceramics, irogane and tsumami zaiku. Artists: Mabina Alaka, Carolyn Barker, Hiroaki Eba, Ken Kikkawa,…

Aercus

Over the past few years I have become enamoured with the colours that copper can be made to produce through the niage patina process. This new collection of vessels and wearables is inspired by the rich tones of Australian red earth. This article by Jim Kelso explains the red copper patina that can be achieved…

Foyer Feature – Redland Art Gallery

In the lead up to our August exhibition Redlands Art Gallery have selected my work for their Foyer Feature. The Satellite Pendants also feature the inside cover of their 2015 events program.    

Smith

A heart melting word gift from Ecstatic Melancolic poet Louisa Miranda. Words: Louisa Miranda, Photos: Mindi Cooke