In the window at the Artspot Anglesea Nov 18th to Dec 1st
thanks Ian Hawkins for the delightful blurb
Murnong - Microseris lanceolata
Vast fields of the Murnong’s drooping yellow heads once thickly clothed the most productive parts of Victoria, and the more indigenous people harvested them, the more they grew. The fate of the Murnong and the Koories was so intertwined, that once hooved beasts began to trample the Murnong, both people and plant suffered immensely. Today, in a few protected pockets, one can still find the Murnong lifting its drooped head to the sun, to reveal its yellow flower.
Anglesea is such a place.
I made this one with wire and stuffed it with plastic bags for Peter Day to take up to the Byron Bay Writers Festival sculpture exhibition to sit on the bush ark.
Plastic gyres in the ocean is the theme and these shearwaters are thought to be one of the 'worlds most heavily contaminated' from the ingestion of plastics, with populations on Lord Howe Island in significant decline
Lots of info here https://jenniferlavers.org/
The Spring Valley Playground in Torquay opened yesterday. Its full of art including our pobblebonk frog artwork. Jackie Hosking wrote the poem, I illustrated and Peter Day added his unique earthy render.
Down beside the river
adorned with warty beads
A banjo plucking chorus
Rings out amongst the reeds
hark the strumming Pobblebonk
by Jackie Hosking
Enjoying making bush toys at the moment after learning from indigenous artist Bronwen Razem. I've introduced it to the Karen women I work with too who are also loving making them.
We will have a table of them for sale at the Surf Coast Arts Trail on August 15th 16th to raise funds for childrens education at the Mae La refugee camp in Thailand
My piece is ready, first time I've made a lamp. It has tiny led lights in it, no need for any wiring! Its going off tomorrow to be displayed in Etch Gallery for Geelong After Dark on May 8th
A Melon or vegetable gathering basket. Thanks to the Karen ladies who helped get it finished! The first time I have used combungi in a basket, what beautiful material it is to use. Perfect for Polly's veggie garden.