Corban Estate – Polarity

Corban Estate – Polarity

Twelve artist’s, eleven mentors, two rooms, one dark, one light, the one and only Peter and Hilda, and three exhibitions including this final show after almost two years of exhibition collaboration together. The ending is sort of bittersweet, as after all the...
Polarity thoughts and talks

Polarity thoughts and talks

Peter requested that I make my small intro talk for our opening into a blog so here it is 🙂 I will be sharing a few ideas with you on Polarity: the meeting of opposites; two forces, opposing yet mutually interdependent. It’s all real, and it’s all a dream. All natural...
Inner Worlds and Outer Worlds

Inner Worlds and Outer Worlds

It appears that our mentorship programme is two thirds of the way done and dusted. I’ve been reflecting on where I’ve come from to where I am now during bouts of insomnia/extreme bursts of mental and physical energy. Everyone has their own private battles and mine is...
Process – Toi Poneke

Process – Toi Poneke

Participants had between 2 and 4 days (depending on where in the country they were travelling from) to respond to installation artist Gabby O’Conner’s exhibition design/challenge. Drop sheets with grids drawn on them (symbolising the canvas of our...
Transitory matter

Transitory matter

A duality that in reality is affinity Something so fragile we hold afar but is inordinately near Our co-dependency is echoed in shapes as substances dialogue with each other concerning permeation of deleterious waste We are all transitory matter It is only a matter of...
Beyond boundaries

Beyond boundaries

There are often expectations to push a material to & beyond its boundaries when pursuing a design, form or idea so that is original & unexpected. This usually results in considerable wasted material & failures but is also an invaluable way of making new...
The act of repair cultivates care

The act of repair cultivates care

My life is imitating my art or my art is imitating my life, which one to be most accurate I’m not sure, but to be honest it is a total bewilderment. The hours that I’ve spent in trial and error of repairing broken objects (originally formed by my hands) have required...

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