OverThinker Exhibition

Art Selected for the OverThinker Exhibition

I’m pleased to announce that ‘Headspace – Self Portrait’ has been selected by TymeLapse Studio for the OverThinker Instagram Exhibition.

“TymeLapse Studio (an artist run collective) …. invites all creatives (Art, Writing, Film, etc.) to our first open call. “OverThinker” aims to take inspiration from daily life, anxieties, stresses, and the current situation, to create an engaging online exhibition. We invite all types of submissions, if you think it fits with the title feel free to submit. The exhibition will run from April 25th until May 7th, in which, accepted submissions will be gradually posted on the exhibition Instagram page.”   Hailey Barbosa, curator.

OverThinker Exhibition
OverThinker Exhibition

“A person who thinks all the time has nothing to think about except thoughts. So, he loses touch with reality and lives in a world of illusions. By thoughts I mean, specifically, chatter in the skull—perpetual and compulsive repetition of words, of reckoning, and of calculating.I’m not saying that thinking is bad; like everything else, it’s useful in moderation, a good servant but a bad master.And all so-called civilised peoples have increasingly become crazy and self destructive because through excessive thinking they have lost touch with reality. That’s to say we confuse signs, words, numbers, symbols, and ideas with the real world.” – Alan Watts, British philosopher.

'Headspace - Self Portrait' selected for the OverThinker Exhibition
‘Headspace – Self Portrait’ selected for the OverThinker Exhibition

Alone Together Exhibition

COVID-19 Part 1 in the 'Art in the Time of Corona' Exhibition

I’m pleased to announce that “COVID -19 Part 1” has been selected for the Alone Together Exhibition. The exhibition can be viewed online throughout Spring 2021 via the Gallery website.

Alone Together exhibition poster
Alone Together Exhibition poster
Alone Together Virtual Exhibition Space
Alone Together Virtual Exhibition Space

Screen Print - Covid-19 Part 1 in the exhibition space
Screen Print – Covid-19 Part 1 in the exhibition space
Screen Print - Covid-19 Part 1 in the exhibition space
Screen Print – Covid-19 Part 1 in the exhibition space
Exhibition Artists - Alone Together Exhibition
A selection of the Exhibition Artists
Covid-19 PArt 1 - part of the Alone Together Exhibition
Covid-19 Part 1

“Covid-19 has isolated the public more than ever. The concept for this project was to document the societal shift due to Covid-19 and examine if and how the public opinion on social sustainability had changed due to the pandemic. I believe it is necessary to reflect on what we have been through and to have a virtual ‘space’ to come together in the midst of the struggle. This exhibition has been named ‘Alone, Together’ because of the unity we have found amidst the isolation.

The exhibition aims to document experiences of Covid-19 and lockdown, gathering a range of outlooks and responses of these events from a wide range of people. Gathering work from varied ages and backgrounds- anyone is welcome to take part. I hope that this exhibition can bring people together, create a community, and demonstrate that even though we are all navigating uncertain and difficult times, the unity we have found is one amazing takeaway from this experience.

Please explore the website to view the full exhibition and get some exposure for the wonderful artists exhibited. Feel free to share! Happy exploring!” The exhibition and website were designed and built virtually by Shannon Skye Robinson (Curator).

Embroiderers’ Guild Awards

Hand embroidered Matchbox in silk thread

I’m pleased to announce that “The Matchbox Challenge” has won two Embroiderers’ Guild Awards in The Embroiderers’ Guild “Exquisite Containers” Members’ Challenge 2020/21.

Embroiderers' Guild Awards
Embroiderers’ Guild Awards
Embroiderers' Guild Awards. Completed work includes very special vintage finds
Completed work includes very special vintage finds

Matchbox: 5 x 3.5 x 1.5 cm. Hand embroidered, silk thread, cotton cloth.
Embroidered Panel: 20 x 12.5 cm. Vintage Sylko Thread and cotton cloth. Vintage finds from my childhood. Displayed in a vintage cigar box.