Ri Creations – 2022 A Muddy Busy Year!
There has been so much going on and still to come for 2022 that I thought I would share it in the form of a newsletter and this blog post. Please let me know if you would like to be added to the email list for newsletters, invitations to exhibitions, workshops and classes.
SOLO EXHIBITION -
SEEDS OF TRANSFORMATION
I am very excited to have my second solo exhibition for the year to be held at the Malvern Art Society Gallery at 1297 High St, Malvern.
The opening of ‘Seeds of Transformation’ is on Thursday 3rd Nov and runs until Sunday 6th Nov – I will be at the gallery for the duration of the exhibition and would love to see you there.
Stay tuned for the invite and more details.
I am having lots of fun experimenting and there are lots of images of my work, progress, process and firings on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/rivanveenceramicartist/
and Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ri_creations_/
if you would like to follow along.
LAND AND SKY EXHIBITION – May- June 2022
I was invited by the Bendigo Pottery to have a solo exhibition in the CLAD Gallery. The inspiration for the Land and Sky exhibition came from all the beauty that surrounds us, from the micro to the macro and was a showcase of all the variety and beauty that can be created with Raku firing.
This was a wonderful time to return to Bendigo as this is where I completed my Bachelor of Visual Arts and once lived. After the Covid lockdowns it was like a reunion seeing many friends and family from around the state that I hadn’t seen for many years. I had lots of wonderful feedback, sales and the whole event was a fabulous experience and I look forward to exhibiting there again in the future.
LITTLE GALLERY -Trentham
Don’t be fooled by the name, although we were once a tiny little gallery in 2021 we moved into a beautiful large rebuilt/purpose built gallery. Complete with beautiful high ceilings, north window and toasty warm heated polished concrete floor, we feel very lucky to have this wonderful gallery space to showcase our work. The Little Gallery is open from 10am-4pm Thursday to Monday – we are a team of six sharing the space and the gallery sitting. You can view and purchase a large range of my artwork there and even meet me there at times.
Located at 32b High Street Trentham www.trenthamlittlegallery.com
Added to my busy exhibition and gallery schedule is my youngest daughter’s wedding in October and what you do for one you do for them all, so daughter no. 3 and wedding no. 3 sees me making 130 feather pinch pots as bonbonniere for all the guests…. Thank goodness I didn’t have a dozen kids!
Flock on down to Aireys Inlet as I will be ending the year at the Eagle Nest Gallery. I will be exhibiting with 2D artist Rosemary Harris Arnott and we will be showcasing bird nest and feather inspired paintings and ceramic art – I am very much looking forward to this collaboration and to the odd dip in the sea when down that way!