Monday, March 14, 2011

Exhibition Opening

Saturday night fellow bloggers Fiona and Barry opened their exhibition at Studio 4 Gallery on the Sunshine Coast.  It was a beautiful Queensland evening and the gallery was buzzing.  The work is exquisite and the collaboration between the two is perfect.

In the above photo I am holding some earrings that Kim won in a giveaway by 'Altered Alchemy' blogger Luthien Thye. She brought them to the opening just to show me. I sooo admired them she let me hold them for a moment or two.

I purchased a gorgeous bowl made by Barry who explained the in-depth construction process. Not only does he use recycled metals, timber, etc., in his work but he also makes some of the necessary tools required.

I found this bowl particularly appealing because of the different metals and the folds. His work can be found here:

Fiona's quiet, reflective calligraphy and bookmaking was the perfect counterpoint to these robust works. I loved this book.
"No Return"

"No Return" - detail
You can find more of her work here:

Congratulations to both artists.


  1. Hi Jo :)
    LOL!! i see you've put the cute pic of you up :) it's a great pic tho, all of you are there!

    the bowl you got from B is beautiful! wonderful colors and textures ... and F's book is just divine, beautifully made and are those handmade papers by Barry?

  2. Hi Jo,
    It looks like you all had a great time! and such beautiful work! all of it.

  3. How wonderful to come here and see Barry and Fiona featured with their work-- I follow both of their blogs and Noela as well-- there is quite a community of artists there with you included.