Friday, July 30, 2010

12x 12 Exhibition is on again!!!

Closing Date for entry forms: Friday 3rd September 2010

Delivery: By mail or in person Friday 17th September

Exhibition Opening: Thursday 23rd September 2010 6pm - 8 pm

All works must be on a 12x12 inch square canvas (1.5 inch depth preferred)

Can be a painting, drawing, collage, photography, mixed media or PRINTMAKING.

FOR A MORE DETAILED SHEET AND ENTRY FORM YOU CAN EMAIL ME ON and I will email you a form or call into/contact art is.... studio Level 1, 64 Little Malop Street, GEELONG.

I really enjoyed particiapating in this exhibition last year.


Thursday, July 29, 2010

Hi everyone. I've finally managed to log on. It has taken me all afternoon. Sheila.

I've been having some fun with woodcuts. A lot of waste paper as usual but some of them are taking shape. For this one I used water based oil (no medium) for the first plate which was a ghost print (indian red colour) and vandyke brown (Akua impasto water based ink) for the second plate.
The design is based on some cave paintings from Tunisia but it looks more like three ladies with their racing day hats on.

Seems to have worked okay.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Size and technique used for work.


It has been suggested that we could provide a bit more information about the technique we have used to make our prints and also the size of the finished work. The title would be helpful and If this is an edition, the size of that edition also.  So here goes. "Midden" is a multi plate, reduction Woodcut with stencilling. Edition size 6. Hosho paper with Speedball water based inks. Size 38 x 42cm.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Hi from rps

Sorry I haven't posted anything for so long, but I forgot how to do it!!!!

Well the opening went off fantastically. It was fun but hectic. My throat was worn out from talking so much. The official speeches were good and Steve gave me a few laughs as well. It was fantastic to be sharing this exhibition with twelve other people who have put so much effort into making top quality work. I was excited to show them off to my family and friends. It was exciting to see that there were quite a few red dots (and half dots) beside prints - I know that this is not the aim of the game, but it is nice to be able to pay some of the framing costs off the credit card!

Sorry I haven't got any photos to pass on - I forgot my camera (Thanks to Melinda for taking some for me on her camera). Now that the exhibition is on its way it is time to think of what to create next. I might try and concentrate on methods that don't need a press. Should be interesting.


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Gallery Opening

Pip Williams is having a little event to mark the opening of her gallery, and asked me to let Printmakers@Geelong know about it. Please note that it does require an RSVP. I'll be there. Cheers. JM * for a look at Pip's work, check out

Monday, July 12, 2010

Congratulations to everyone. This exhibition and opening is a great success. I am keen to move onto new works now and have the confidence to follow through on some ideas that I was dithering about.

Here are a couple of images of works that didn't make the exhibition.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

The work is up.

Took a peek at the work on the wall at Wintergarden today. Quite a few pieces sold already. Congratulations everyone.

The following pics are not that great as the reflections on the glass from the lights in the building can be a bit distracting, but nontheless, will give everyone an idea of how wonderful the display is. If possible, get in and see the real thing, you will not be disappointed.

North Wall at Wintergarden.

West Wall at Wintergarden

The following images are of the work as I walked around the mezzanine in an anticlockwise direction.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Group Photo

This image was taken at Wintergarden today and will appear in the Art page of the Geelong Advertiser alerting people to the opening of the exhibition.

Not all Printmakers involved are represented in this pic. Thought it was a lovely image anyway.

Well done everyone. After what seems a lengthy time, you have arrived. The work is amazing.

Back left to right: Lynette Palmer, John McClumpha, Janet Cattlin, Cas Duff
Front left to right: Leeanne Wright, Sheila Muratori and Sue Grossman.

Apologies to Mel: This was taken prior to your arrival. Was so caught up in the excitement of it all, I forgot to take another photo. Nevertheless, the photo in the paper will include Mel.

Others not shown in the photo, but part of the exhibition are: Robyn Sandford, Steve Parkhill, Pam Wansink, Maija Vasils, Elizabeth Saxon, Melinda Gregory.

The images shown are just a taster for the wonderful, hand pulled printmaking on exhibition during July at Wintergarden. There are both framed and unframed works for sale.

N.B. Unframed works purchased at the exhibition can be taken on the day.