Albion North Primary School-Sculpture Garden
Here are the finished works we created with the students at ANPS as a Teaching Artist for the Song Room. We had a ribbon cutting, thankyous and speeches at the school assembly. So very proud of what we created together.
The Song Room-Teaching Artist
I’ve had the pleasure of working as a Teaching Artist for ‘The Song Room’ for Term 3 at ‘Albion North Primary School’. Together we created a series of sculptures to celebrate their 60th Birthday. They will be used as an installation in a sculpture garden in the grounds. All the students of the school got to participate in some way through ideas or creating tiles. Were all very happy with the result and can’t wait for installation day. Here it is at my studio after I glued and grouted the different pieces.
‘The Bold Stories, Bold Lives Exhibition-Bowery Gallery
It was very exciting to be featured as one of the twenty people chosen to be part of ‘The Bold Stories, Bold Lives Exhibition creatively captures and highlights Brimbank locals who exemplify boldness in many different forms. Step into the beautiful Bowery Gallery and get to know the bold stories of your neighborhood through this immersive, interactive exhibition, featuring digital portraits and written works by artist and writer, Ashley Ellis.’ Exhibition on until October 30th October. drawnbyashley.com
Creative Brimbank-Be Bold Festival
Had a great day at the ‘Be Bold Festival’. So much fabulous art, activities, exhibitions and performances. Special thanks to Jo Herbig-Visual and Public Art Senior Officer | Community Learning and Participation and the Brimbank City Council for supporting the arts.
Very happy to show case my art with a stall at the Be Bold Brimbank Festival 11am till 9 pm. “A family friendly arts one-day festival celebrating the big bold west. Be Bold Festival returns in 2022 with a dynamic program of arts, culture, music and performance by and for our community in Melbourne’s west.
Hearts for Peace update
Hearts for Peace at The Stepping Stones — Friends of Kororoit CreekJoin us in recognizing the International Day of Peace 2022 with a morning at the Steppingstones. Sunday 25h Sept, 10am-12pm Entry at 62 Warmington Rd, West Sunshine. We will do some planting and plant care while listening to the clay hearts of a ‘Wind Chime for Peace’ created as part of Brimbank Council’s ‘World Environment Day’ led by artist Ursula Dutkiewicz. The hearts are filled with our messages of love for our environment, peace and commemorating International Day of Peace (September 21st 2022).Followed by a snack and a cup of tea while Ursula will guide us on a short short meditation, a few poems and some soulful flute playing. (fokc.org.au)https://www.fokc.org.au/new-events/2022/9/3/hearts-for-peace-at-the-stepping-stones
The Flowering Heart Project
So happy to be able to give back through The Flowering Heart Project. Hearts are available with 100% in Aid of TreeSisters through the ‘Tree is Life’-traveling art installation and ‘Hearts for Ukraine’ the Ukraine Crisis Appeal and in support of the Documentary film ‘Geeta‘ and their work against Violence against Women. by appointment from my studio at Gasworks Arts Park.
#everydayclimatecrisis tabled in Parliament
So proud to be part of this amazing photographic petition by Hillary Wardhaugh #everydayclimatecrisis. The petition was tabled in Parliament the other day by Labour MP Alicia Payne. I have three images in the petition, you can watch the tabling here--https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-zJ5GOa13E
Open House Melbourne
Studios are Open at Gasworks Arts Park for Open House Melbourne from 11am until 3pm on July 30th and 31st. Drop in to check out the entire site, theatre ,galleries, café and studios.
The Song Room
I am an Artist for The Song Room in a local school this Term. Stay tuned to see what this turns into.
Gasworks Arts Park Portal
My Sacred Kingfisher Photograph is on display in the portal at Gasworks Arts Park. Will be amazing to watch it in the changing light of the day.
Artist for Kids Culture-Featured Artist
I was invited to be the Featured Artist for the Art Bus School Holiday Program. We created ‘worlds under the sea’ from all this clay and our young artists made some wonderful creations. These are some samples l made some time ago and were part of the inspiration for the day. Find out more about Artists for Kids Culture here.
Winter Solstice Celebration at Sussex Neighbourhood House
The ‘Tree is Life-traveling Art installation in Aid of TreeSisters was on display during Sussex Neighbourhood Houses Winter Solstice celebrations. It was a joyous event full of song, food and community spirit as the sun set on the shortest day of the year. Approximately Sixty trees🌱 will go in the ground because of our efforts ~ 💚~ The ‘Tree is Life’ is a collaborative art project by artists Ursula Dutkiewicz, Karen Hopkins Art, Deborah Punton of Greensong Ecopsychology, Tessa Wylde and Princess Sparkle.
World Environment Day on Kororoit Creek
The weather was kind for Brimbank City Council’s World Environment Day with the Friends of Kororoit Creek. Thanks to everyone for coming and planting/ restoring our wonderful Creek and to BCC Environment Department for hosting such a wonderful gathering and asking me to be apart of it in creating a Wind Chime for Peace. The fired hearts with messages for the planet will return to become a Heart Tree for Peace as a wind chime in a tree for International Day of Peace. Photos courtesy of Jessica Gerger President of FOKC and Avrille O’Doherty
Sarah with her wonderful heart.
#EverydDayClimateCrisis Visual Petition
Thursday the 9th of June between midday and 2.30pm the #everydayclimatecrisis Visual Petition will be handed over at Parliament by its creator Hillary Wardhaugh. It is a collection of over 1,248 images by women photographers three of which are mine. An exhibition of the Petition will be on from June 18th to 2nd of July at the Climarte Gallery in Richmond Melbourne.
World Environment Day -Brimbank Environment Department
This will be fun, book in to join in.
Opening Home-a year in the life of the creek
Royal South Australian Society of the Arts
My Exhibition Hunt Club until May 26th
My exhibition is up and running – ‘Home-a year in the life of the creek’ my solo exhibition open April 29th – May 26th at the Hunt Club Community and Art Center in Deer Park: 775 Ballarat Rd, Deer Park VIC 3023- Monday to Friday- 9.30am to 4.30pm.
Earth Day at Montsalvat Long Gallery
It was a wonderful day celebrating Earth Day as part of Karen Hopkins exhibition ‘Threads of Light’. Karen is one of the other artists that created the Tree is Life -traveling art installation in Aid of TreeSisters with me. With sales of our little ceramic green hearts approximately one hundred and eighty trees will be funded. We read our poems and played our flutes and Karen talked about her paintings and I talked about our project and TreeSisters and the Flowering Heart fundraiser.
Sussex Neighbourhood House Earth Day
It was great to acknowledge Earth Day at Sussex Neighbourhood House and I am so grateful for all their support in making it happen. Because of our efforts approximately one hundred and twenty trees will go in the ground through TreeSisters
Tree is Life-‘Earth Day’ Events
Hearts for Ukraine
I wish to thank all those who made ‘Hearts for Ukraine’ possible especially Nina Sanadze and her CALL to PEACE for inspiring me into action with The Flowering Heart Project. Jonathon Goodfellow for his wonderful documentation and photography. Veronica Ulicni, Karen Bijkersma, Kelly Richmond , Amanda Cox, Elizabeth Milsom, Libby Mckinnon, Karen Hopkins Art, Radha Claridge, Kathryn Farrell – The Thread Podcast. If I have forgotten to mention you, you are in my heart for all you gave and apologies. Here’s to more love and peace in the world~♡~
The Hearts we made during the workshop I am getting ready for adding the colours and firing.
Tree is Life- ‘Earth Day’
If you in the area come and celebrate ‘Earth Day’ with us at Sussex Neighbourhood House ( 7 Prospect St, Pascoe Vale VIC 3044) for this free Event. The large ‘Tree is Life’ painting will be laid out with green Flowering Hearts and messages on leaves that we decorate. I will be speaking about the installation and TreeSisters and the wonderful work they do in reforesting the tropics as well as reading some of my poetry and playing the flute. House Covid protocols apply. Tree of Life- travelling art installation artists Karen Hopkins Art, Tessa Wylde , Deborah Punton –Greensong Ecopsychology , Princess Sparkle and The Flowering Heart Project.
Community Tree for Solo Exhibition
Really excited to be able to bring The Flowering Heart Project to the wonderful community sculpture and space by Nina Sanadze ‘CALL to PEACE‘. Come on down Saturday 9th April 2022 3-5pm to join in making hearts and spreading the love, I will read a poem or two and play my flute as the wind has its way with the ‘Hearts for Ukraine. Its free to make and if you feel so moved you can donate directly to the Ukraine Crisis Appeal and have a heart.
Home- a year in the life of the creek
My solo show is back on starting April 29th through to 26th May 2022. Opening May 7th from 2-4pm with RSVP required to the Hunt Club via QR code provided.
Sussex Neighbourhood House
I am back teaching Clay Classes at Sussex Neighbourhood House this year. This includes an inclusive Clay Art for Adults, Childrens class for 8 to 12 year old’s and and evening ‘Small objects in Clay’