Friday, June 28, 2019

Radio Interview on Voice FM Ballarat

I was recently invited to be interviewed by Pauline O'Shannessy-Dowling and Lynden Nicholls on The Arts Program last Wednesday night in Ballarat. It was a very enjoyable evening and the time flew by. Mostly we talked about the nature of seeing and my approach to painting. Pauline is such a good presenter and having Lynden there added an extra something to the conversation. Pauline's comments and her short summary of the night are below.

Pauline O'Shannessy-Dowling, presenting The Arts Program (TAP), 99.9 Voice FM

Tonight on The Arts Program - TAP:
1. Judy Turner & Neil Adam, from The Robert Louis Stevenson Show
2. Fiona Sweet, Director, Ballarat International Foto Biennale
3. Shane Jones, Visual Artist
4.Noeleen McKeag, Photograpphy teacher from Oxygen College
5. Lisa Anderson, Guest Presenter, with her "Creativity half hour"

What a line up!

That's tonight, 6.00 - 8.00pm, 99.9 Voice FM. Hope you can join us :-)

It was quite a show tonight - srsly!
First in the studio Judy Turner & Neil Adam, musicians, storytellers, composers, writers, & lovers of all things Robert Louis Stevenson. They're off to the Edinburgh Fringe soon with their "Robert Louis Stevenson Show". Such a talented & interesting couple - we'll have them back in the studio soon. Our second guest was the effervescent, Fiona Sweet. Director of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale. Only about 60 days til opening day here in Ballarat, 23 Aug - 20 Oct. A superb program - including Liu Bolin, Fiona Foley, Robbie Rowlands & so much more - check out the program online. Our third guest was Shane Jones, Visual Artist & terribly interesting person. Shane's most recent exhibition of paintings, "Glow", explores his fascination with the moon & the play of light on the landscape. Too late to see this show now, but check out Shane's work on the Charles Nodrum Gallery website. Shane has some interesting views on the importance of learning to really "see" before you can really make art. Next in the studio was Noeleen McKeag from Oxygen College, which operates from the George Farmer Building in Eureka St. The photography & visual arts students have their mid-year exhibition opening this Friday, 6.00-8.00pm at the George Farmer. Oxygen college run Certificate level photography & visual arts classes here in Ballarat, & hope to be running diploma Classes soon too. Check them out & make your way to the exhibition opening this Friday night - all welcome. Our final segment tonight was hosted by Guest Presenter, Lisa Anderson, who was in conversation with Michelle Smith, who is the Senior Curator & Manager at the Gold Museum. Michelle has had a very interesting & varied Curatorial career, working in Museums & Galleries in the Northern Territory, the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, & as Senior Curator at the National Wool Museum in Geelong. Wonderful to have you in the studio Michelle. That's all for tonight - we'll be back next Wednesday - same bat time, same bat channel. Ciao <3

Deborah Klein

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Friday, June 7, 2019

Cats Come to Creswick

Alice, 2018, drypoint, 41.5 x 37.5 cm

Cats Come to Creswick is an exhibition presented by Sandy Campbell with the theme of the cat. The John Curtain Aged Care at Creswick is the venue where this exhibition may be viewed. It's a fund-raising endeavour so let's hope many works will not be returning to the artists.

Above is my drypoint print of Alice, a member of our family for over a year and a half. There is a variety of mediums, with three dimensional work as well, so the cat has inspired artists to explore the theme with experimentation and enthusiasm.

Cats Come to Creswick is on from 7-10 June

Monday, June 3, 2019

Exhibition Opening

Last Saturday afternoon was the official opening to my exhibition titled GLOW. It was a great occasion with lots of people mingling and talking and relaxing with a drink. It's the people who make the occasion so I really appreciated those who made it a memorable afternoon.

 An early shot by Jill Kellett. from left - Rona Green, me and Deborah Klein

Chatting to Kate Nodrum, the gallery manager. 

from left of me, Tim Gresham, Rona Green and Gaye Britt