Been over to my new blog lately? I have been doing a bit since I last posted here. Here is my latest post. It is following from a Facebook ‘live’ video where I showed viewers around my studio finishing with the story of this silhouette. Those are little rib bones btw. I’d love to know what you think; leave me a comment!
Perhaps it’s time to share a little of the exhibition I have been having. It’s only got a few more days to run, so if you’re in Adelaide or surrounds, you’d better run! The title of the Show is Story Stones and I’m sharing it with my husband Ervin Janek. He’s showing stone sculptures and the most amazing photographs. He does wonderful composite photos with lots of layers, literally and metaphorically.
I have some prints but the thing I’m most excited about is that I found a wall for my Etcetera installation. You can see more images of it here, from when it was in my studio.
I also did some rather fun prints like Noodle Ned here. For those of you not familiar with Australian history Ned Kelly was our most famous bushranger (highwayman) from the gold rushes. He is wore home-made armour that looked not dissimilar to this. Every Australian gets this and it’s so silly that it’s funny.
Here’s more gallery shots
It’s a strange gallery, with lots of nooks and angles and stairs and ramps, but a lively space to work with. Thank goodness for the Manager Niki and her assistant Rebecca, who really knew how to work with it.
Open today, tomorrow and Saturday afternoons. That’s it folks. (Maybe I should have posted this earlier, but I don’t think any of you who are close enough to go are not on FB where I did most promoting of it)
Address: Gallery 1855, 2 Haines Rd, Tea Tree Gully, South Australia.
Words in art. Word Art. Poetry (haiga for eg.). Book art. Artist Books. Altered books. Words as power objects. How words are so integrated into our experience that they are almost visceral. How we make and order our world with them. ‘In the beginning was the word’. How we also limit our perceptions with words.
Our local art space (Adelaide Hills) is calling out for artists for a Fringe show of words in art. So if you’re in South Australia (or elsewhere in Aus) please consider showing with them. I want some good company!
Years ago I wanted to do a painting, huge, white, with just the word ‘white’ in the centre, quite small. I didn’t. These days I use words quite often because my work has shifted from huge wall pieces to smaller more ephemeral pieces.
Following is a gallery of inspiration, mostly my work because I know the copyright status. There are so many other artists’ work I’d love to include.
Owning My Contribution to the Feral Cat Population. Ink on plaster on canvas. Belinda Broughton
Altered book/found poetry. Belinda Broughton
World Womb ink and wax on notebook page
Through the Darkness. Digital art/haiga
Strange feeling, ink on paper. Belinda Broughton
Gavin Blake’s studio light table. He was making projectable slides at the time
It’s All Coming Together (notebook pages) Belinda Broughton
I Am Therefore I Am, by Ervin Janek. The Latin means ‘I think therefore I am’ and is Descartes philosophy. Apparently(by Descartes thinking) this bull does not exist!
Lovers Loved, Belinda Broughton from Chocolate Box Art series. This one about my ex and the daughter we shared.
Vacant. College on paper. Belinda Broughton
Prayer for my Grand Children, by Ervin Janek
Page from Reedscape, handmade book, Belinda Broughton
Come join us Folk! There will also be poetry performances. Not finalised yet, but at least one slam and some other performances.
So many possibilities!
h.ART also called Hills Art is the group here is their Facebook page. for details and to express interest: firstname.lastname@example.org
By the way, the feral cat piece in the gallery is in tribute to ‘For I will consider my Cat Jeoffry’ from Jubilate Agno by Christopher Smart.