gallery crawl – part 3

we were getting pretty hungry by this stage

after a brief visit to the bicheno post office to see kelp sculpture and other art displays, we went to the sea life centre restaurant for lunch

it was hard to choose from the many courses on offer – all of them looked delicious

three of us ordered tiger prawns, but others enjoyed seafood chowder, roasted pumpkin soup, spaghetti bolognese and vegetarian lasagne100_4696the beautiful view of the sea was a lovely bonus

waub’s bay gallery was the final stop on our itinerary100_4714100_4715100_4728100_4732a wonderful exhibition of felted and stitched works in wool and silk by talented local artist hanna woolley was on show100_4729100_4731100_4725the textures and colours were amazing100_4730100_4727silk cocoons were used as embellishments, and many of the fibres were hand dyed100_4726 adriftwood and tasmanian native flora complimented the natural materials of the artworks100_4736100_4724100_4737we were also privileged to meet the artist and ask questions about her work

after another coffee stop, it was time to drive home

it was a great day, and one which we will remember for days and weeks to come …

[to visit hanna’s exhibition page, please click here]

photo credits – janet drummond (photos of hanna);  rita summers (all other photos)

gallery crawl – part 2

we continued our journey south along tasmania’s east coast – next stop was the earth land sea gallery near seymour

binny welcomed us into her beautiful art space where we enjoyed morning tea with delicious homemade ginger biscuits 100_4678100_4679we loved binny’s colourful and striking painted silk scarves100_4681she also features her vibrant designs in wooden screens and as wallhangings100_4682other artworks by local artists were on display, including paintings, photography, textile art, jewellery and basketry100_4683binny’s own range of natural skin care products were an added attraction100_4680we gathered for photographs before hopping onto the bus again, ready for the next stage of our gallery crawl100_4685100_4688[next post – lunch and another gallery at bicheno]

gallery crawl – part 1

today was a great day – a group of 10 friends travelling together on a small bus having a wonderful time enjoying amazing art, good coffee and a tasty lunch

we visited the parnella gallery in the tasmanian east coast town of st helens first

100_4676100_4677we loved the vibrant and dynamic paintings by featured local artist deb oosterloo

we also enjoyed a selection of quirky pottery, some ships made from upcycyled timbers and a variety of paintings by other talented tasmanian artists

of course, the visit to this beautiful gallery would not have been complete without some retail therapy

[next post – earth land sea gallery]


I’m just a proud mama …

my son has started featuring his art on Tshirts, hoodies and stickers under the brand metalesque

i could be biased (just a little) but i think they are clever and really well designed

bruno mars – designed by johnoh

the themes are – in his words – both serious and satirical

bruno mars tshirt – designed by johnoh

a bit dark, with a twist

michael bolton – designed by johnoh

available for sale here

hands of love, cont.

on the 3rd friday of each month we meet at gone rustic studio & gallery to sew and knit for a day

everything we make during these sessions is for giving away to people who are in need for one reason or another

so we call it hands of love

here’s a glimpse of what we did today

[to see our first hands of love quilt, click here]