Sapphire Art Exhibition
Exhibiton of 2014 Brisbane Grammar School Art Show. (22-23 August). Brisbane. 2014 Visit my news page for details.
Art and the Horse Exhibition
More about the horse - some new work to be exhibited at Haydon Hall during the Upper Hunter Horse Festival from 1st May to 1st June 2014 opens at 3pm Saturday 3rd May
I have made two groups of eight horses in sculptural form. In the past power and wealth was acquired by conquest on horseback by those with the most swift and powerful steads. Today, in China, horses are auspicious symbols of economic prosperity often depicted as eight together in sculptures and painting. My horses bound and gambol on carousels and fly through the air, symbols of currency and good fortune.
Each Artist explores themes of prestige and wealth symbolised by the Spanish Silver Dollar, formerly a dominant currency in the development of trade worldwide. Ideas of power, wealth and prestige are inspired by its influence on Australian and Chinese cultures. Louise references the Holey Dollar and connections to ancient Jade Bi discs of Central Asia, while Ruth presents exquisite Jade like vessels on pedestals reminiscent of the horse shoe arches of Cordoba, Spain. In China, eight horses is considered economically auspicious. Sue continues an Asian theme with ideas of human horse connections by presenting two series of eight equine ceramic sculptures and low relief wall works. Continued...
Haydon Hall in Murrurundi will host an exhibition of my equine sculpture from 1st May-1st June with the
Official Opening Saturday 3rd May at 3 pm
Sites to visit
Wilson Art Award
Gangin International Artists Exhibition
National Association of Visual Arts