Dialogues in a space – musings

Figures in / figuring the landscape

Day 1, residency at Callemondah Studios, Illawarra, NSW.

May Barrie sculptures and black bovine, September 2017, Callemondah Studios farm.

Listening to small talk in the kitchen where it is snug and still, I felt compelled to seek solitude outdoors, to absorb nature, the new surrounds and soak up the sun’s rays.

Sitting in the afternoon sun with the wind roaring all around, the birdcalls are lost.

The trees take up the chatter, each communicating with the next, through textures, colours, sounds and scents.

Standing stones hold strong and still against the gusts. Magnolia petals fall and dried leaves twirl in whirly-gigs around the cows.

Magnolia in bloom

All the while the wind gathers, builds, carries and rushes across the escarpment overhead. It moves in waves down the valley to where I sit outside the stone buildings.

Eddying below, the wind sounds like the sea but it can’t be, as it’s some distance away – a slip of deep blue on the horizon, beyond the undulating fields, rows of cows, trees and houses.

Immersing myself in this crisp mountain air feels luxurious, stimulating and new.  It awakens my senses and clears my mind.

And as the afternoon quickens, the cold starts to settle and chill the wind.

I am driven to the indoors where it is still, fire warmth and human talk fills the air.

6/9/17

In conversation, Robyn Sweeney and Hayley Megan French in Callemondah’s kitchen, September 2017

Bread and Circuses with Sharon Kitching 2017

Bread and Circuses is an art exhibition and residency project taking place at Chrissie Cotter Gallery in Sydney – 22 August to 4 September 2017. Collaborating artists Bernadette Boscacci and Sharon Kitching will present a multi-media installation of playful and visually engaging artworks, accompanied by a program of artist-led community workshops and activities in the gallery space. 

Bread and Circuses explores the notions of play / interplay with humour and gravity, through assemblage, sculpture, paintings and drawings. Spurred on by the thrill of creation and love of communication, Bernadette and Sharon have been in discussion about this evolving body of work since 2015. 

Following is a selection of works by Bernadette and links to both artists’ work. 

bboscacci_thumper
The Gladiator aka. Thumper 2010, coconut shell, paper, plastic. 15 x 7 x 5 cm.
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Flyingdoctal, QH 2007,  bone, wood and plastic. 27 x 21 x 18 cm.
All at Sea 2015
All at Sea 2015, collage on paper, 23 x 19cm.
bboscacci_studio_drawing
South Townsville 2010, Screenprint, drawing, collage, Bernadette Boscacci and Izetta Clark. Photo. S.Kitching
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First Storm, dump view 2017 Photograph. B.Boscacci

Bernadette and Sharon are also involved in Golden Bee  1994 – 2017.

Golden bee on a seed saving flight 2016
Golden bee on a seed saving flight 2015, mixed media on board,  52 x 64 cm.
Melliferous man 2016
Melliferous 1 2016, wax, tree resin, wire, honey, syrup, oil, glass jar, 22 x 11 x 11 cm.
After Aurukun 2000 web
After Aurukun 2000, acrylic and pigment on canvas, 125 x 125 cm.

Evolving social media culture has created an interest in documenting experiences, and this exhibition will be supported by a detailed online presence (using Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook) to share our creations and receive feedback and exposure for our work.

Sharon Kitching Portfolio

bboscacci_weaving_progress

Weaving progress – A photograph from Bernadette’s studio on one of my visits to Townsville – watching Bernadette create is a pleasure, and the colours are intense (as you can see). Everything is vibrant under the queensland sun. Sharon Kitching 2016 http://deepwarren.tumblr.com

http://blogs.usyd.edu.au/elearningdesign/sharon.html

 

February 2017

Golden Bee Printed Items for sale!

2018 stock

I’ve been busy printing merchandise / wearable items to sell, so that I can promote the bees and support the sustainability of this unique project.
If you’re looking for Christmas gifts or just want to support the golden bee project, then check out these hand-printed, limited edition items for $30 AUD each + $10 postage and handling (up to 4 items per package), to anywhere in Australia.
And, if you buy 4 or more items, I will sell them at their old price of $25 ea. 

2016 designs

Now available – T-shirts with 5 different bee designs printed (on front) & Golden bee text (on back). Cotton Drill Aprons & Linen tea towels.

big bee tees
Big bee printed items

If you are in Tasmania, you can purchase my printed t-shirts & tea-towels from The Beehive shop in Exeter.
https://www.honeytasmania.com/

Leafcutter bees

 

 

Download Stocklist PDF here: Golden Bee Printed items – 2018 November stocklist

 

 

 

 

 

To place orders please email:   

dancing bee (left), Resin bees (right)

 

 

100% linen white tea towels with metallic ink prints
100% white linen tea towels with metallic ink prints                                      
100% black linen tea towels with metallic ink prints
100% black linen tea towels with metallic ink prints