Black Line Boogie at Saint Cloche



‘Black Line Boogie’ – an exhibition of ceramics by Jan Howlin, paintings and drawings by  Mary van de Wiel at Saint Clouche gallery in Paddington. The black and white graphic nature of the works bounce off each other within the space. The gallery has 2 glass walls that keep the space bright – it was a perfect Sydney spring day:)

I’m a bit of a fan of Jan’s ‘white men in suits’ figurative pieces, both from the tactility of the surface (all those lines, and grooves) and for their strange self-important privilege with their oversized body suits, and tiny little heads.


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Snaps from the show





TERRA D’OMBRA – Pamela Honeyfield

Popped into an art opening up at Hunters Hill on the weekend to see a friend’s show at the Hunters Hill Gallery – which is a wee space in a beautiful sandstone building. The influence of the gallery is seen in the painting’s  palette. When set against the sandstone walls you can see the play in the colours and textures of the larger work.




From Pamela Honeyfield‘s website: The name comes from Terra di Ombra, or earth of Umbria, the Italian name of the pigment.
Umbria is a mountainous region of central Italy.  Pamela’s solo is an attempt to capture her love for travel, using the earthy blend of umbers in her work. Pamela will exhibit works on paper, canvas and wood, using colours that are indicative of the land in raw, burnt, rust and natural tones. 

Date: June 30 – July 12 2015 
 Gallery open: Tuesday – Sunday  10am – 4pm 
 3/37 Alexandra Street Hunters Hill 2110  

2015 Ryde Women’s Art Prize

The yellow king, Sharon Kitching

Went to the opening of the Ryde Women’s Art Prize last night. I was a finalist in the Open category, and they had a Community and Youth category as well. Lovely opening,  busy with lots of people, snacks, speeches and wine. Got there just as they where announcing the Open winner – so good timing. And the Winners!

Opening held at See Street Gallery at Meadowbank TAFE, Ryde.

Show runs form Friday 29 May to Saturday 13 June
Gallery open days: Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 4pm.

Opening night

Winner of the Open category

Winner: Patricia Concha – Electra Safari
Highly Commended: Danielle Golding – Self Portrait No. 15
Highly Commended: Jayanto Damanik – Conversation With Clara I and II
Commended: Sandra Winkworth – Surefit
Commended: Pamela Honeyfield – Playground

Patricia Concha Electra Safari

The winner of the Open.

Highly commended

Pamela Honeyfield Playground

Playground – Pamela Honeyfield

My picks from the show  – Sadami, is the 2nd along in the shot – it’s a beautiful drawing, with a real warmth to the face. The painting closest is by Madeleine Pfull Double Trouble, who I’ve been following on Instagram

installation shot
Madeleine Pfull, Double Trouble – installation shot

Sadami Konchi  Publisher Helen Chamberlin Has Revolutionised Australian Publishing Industry

Full list of finalists in the Open (PDF)


Kassandra Boswell
Kassandra Boswell
Punters at the opening
Punters at the opening
Lovely felt sculpture
Busy night – lots of punters
Blue women sculpture
Blue women sculpture
token male
Exhibiting male artist spotted

News – Finalist in the Ryde Women’s Art Prize

The yellow king, Oil on canvas paper, A1 2014
The yellow king, Oil on canvas paper, A1 2014

Chuffed to see my painting  ‘the yellow king‘  was selected as a finalist in the City of Ryde 5th annual Women’s Art Prize. The exhibition showcases artworks that connect to any themes surrounding women, and is open to all Australian artists.The exhibition’s theme is inspired by the 2015 International Women’s Day theme Make It Happen. The City of Ryde Women’s Art Prize is part of the Hungry for Art Festival staged from 7 May to 13 June 2015.

Full list of finalists in the open category, and congratulations to my fellow artist at Oneplus 2 Studios in Rozelle, Pamela Honeyfield who is also exhibiting!

Make It Happen is the 2015 theme for our global hub, encouraging effective action for advancing and recognising women. Usually celebrated on March 8th worldwide.

Belle Arti Prize 2014 Opening – Melbourne

I entered the Belle Art prize in Melbourne this year. I was keen to down and see the opening, but it’s not likely to happen. None the less, my painting is here (somewhere) with 369 others!

My painting is a study from  the P&O series

Another day

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For anyone in Melbourne – the opening is  next Tuesday 25th November

6-8pm @ Chapman & Bailey Gallery, 350 Johnston St, Abbotsford, Melbourne

Belle prize – all lined up waiting to be hung