Sunday, November 9, 2014

The Official Invitation



 
And I'm featured in Weekend Notes for Brisbane - hooray. I've done a cut and paste of the article below.

Botanique Christmas Art Bazaar, Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens

by Sandy Ludinski (subscribe)
I am a freelance writer and Diversional Therapist, living in Brisbane's North West. I write for Weekend Notes, Starts at Sixty and Hub Garden. Visit my blog at babybloomin.wordpress.com to see other articles I've written.
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Botanical beauty showcased through art
Botanique, Art, Christmas, Bazaar, artists, print, textiles, jewellery, ceramics, sculpture, fine art, Richard Randall Studio, Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Nancy Brown, Helen King, Montse Molina
Artwork by Montse Molina


A small community of both established and emerging artists has been busy creating unique works for the upcoming Botanique Christmas Art Bazaar, being held at the Richhard Randall Studio - just in time for the Christmas season! What's so unique about this exhibit? These artists focus on a botanical theme with an acute awareness of the natural environment and a conscience of organic production methods.

Botanique, Art, Christmas, Bazaar, artists, print, textiles, jewellery, ceramics, sculpture, fine art, Richard Randall Studio, Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Nancy Brown, Helen King, Montse Molina
Linen wine totes by Paluma Prints
Utilizing recycled paper and re-purposed fabrics and producing botanical images on textiles, print and canvas, these artists have collaborated to create an exhibition that showcases the diversity of nature's bounty. 

On the evening of Thursday, 23rd November the exhibit will be featuring "Fashions on Parade" at 7pm. Come along and be amazed by the combination of artistic talent and the beauty of nature.

Here's a sneak peak at three of the artists who will be exhibiting at the Bazaar:

Nancy Brown is a printmaker and painter living in Brisbane. She has facilitated artist residencies in some of the more remote parts of Australia, including Weipa, Birdsville, Normanton and the Pilbara. She prints on textiles, paper and other surfaces making banners, flags and textiles for festivals and performances. She has created mosaics for seating and painted murals for and with communities. She has also created artworks with ceramics and laser cut metal. Nancy has her own blog.

Botanique, Art, Christmas, Bazaar, artists, print, textiles, jewellery, ceramics, sculpture, fine art, Richard Randall Studio, Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens
Paisley print by Nancy Brown


Helen King - Paluma Print is a small hand screen printed textiles studio situated on the shores of beautiful Moreton Bay in south-east Queensland. "My designs are inspired by the natural environment and the flora around me. Each print is produced using a reusable handcut paper stencil. This in addition to the use of water based inks means there is minimal impact on the environment. Using stencils also gives the prints a distinctive clean style." You can see more of Helen's work on her blog.

Botanique, Art, Christmas, Bazaar, artists, print, textiles, jewellery, ceramics, sculpture, fine art, Richard Randall Studio, Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens
Paluma Print - textile printing

Montse Molina is the artist behind Mon Manabu. Mon comes from Montserrat, a beautiful and enigmatic mountain in Catalunya, north Spain. Manabu means "to learn" in Japanese. "I enjoy creating images mixing my own handmade drawings, acrylic paintings and photographs. To transfer these images to a canvas or wooden surface I use a manual and old Japanese technique." Learn more about Montse here.

Botanique, Art, Christmas, Bazaar, artists, print, textiles, jewellery, ceramics, sculpture, fine art, Richard Randall Studio, Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens
Artwork by Montse Molina

Featuring fine art, sculpture, ceramics, glassware, fiber and textile art, jewellery and woodwork, the Botanique Christmas Art Bazaar is an event you won't want to miss.

Friday, November 7, 2014

All Set to Go for the Botanique Christmas Bazaar

My table at the Botanique Christmas Bazaar will be jam packed with screen printed goodies. Doing a practice run here to see what will fit.

I'm hoping to include as many examples of what I produce as I can - so there are only a few of each

Coin purses and glasses cases

Loop bags
Wine totes

 As well as a couple of shoulder bags, clutch purses and aprons plus tea towels, placemats and table runners. Something for everyone but be quick!

The Bazaar runs from Tuesday Nov 18 from 10am to Sun Nov 23 (closing 1pm) in the Richard Randall Studio, Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Cootha.