This bird is made from flotsam and jetsam scavenged from Bathers Beach, Fremantle by a friend who lived opposite the beach for 30 years. The beach is next to the South Mole and some of the debris may have been dumped there as ’fill’ for the construction of the mole or by ships???Read more: The Bird
Each participant chose a story from their district to interpret as both an ephemeral installation on site and then a studio work for the exhibition ‘Insight’ at the Bunbury Regional Art Galleries.
Read more: Insight – Stories of the South West 2013
This work was commissioned by the WA Historical Society to help celebrate Western Australia’s first Surveyor General J S Roe.
The painting depicts Perth waters and is overlaid with images which would have been part of life at that time, some of Roe’s maps and types of instruments he may have used such as a hand held chronometer. The night sky in the painting depicts the Southern Cross which was used to find true South during night navigation. His keen interest in WA’s unique flora led to his involvement in helping to preserve Mt Eliza (now known as Kings Park) for future generations.
Presentation of painting at WA Historical Society with Roe descendants and WAHS President Lennie Mc Call
Photograph – Wendy Lugg
I remember my time at State School when both boys and girls spent hours doing ‘French Knitting’ using an old timber cotton reel with four nails in the top and some leftover wool. These little playthings come from a very ancient source the medieval Lucut, some names used for them have been ‘Knitting Nancies’, ‘Bizzie Lizzy’s’ or ‘Knitting Nobbys’ and they kept little fingers busy and minds concentrated. Sometimes we sewed them into little mats or our mothers stitched them together into a colorful beanie for us to wear.Read more: French Knitting - Castaways Sculpture Awards 2013
A sculpture/water feature collaboration with Monique Tippett at Cheeky Monkey Brewery & Cidery, Caves Rd, Margaret River 2011-2012.
The sculpture uses three Jarrah uprights, scored with images of barley, burnt and oiled. The submersible pump sends the water up three aluminium pipes rebated into these uprights which then fill the triangular vessel. The water flows evenly over the lip on each side of the vessel in a steady sheet of water into the pond below. When a light breeze is blowing the cascade this often creates lacy patterns and in the evening the sculpture and water are illuminated from below.Read more: Cheeky Monkey Sculpture