A very big thank you to Julie Chambers and all her wonderful team for making my 3 week Artist’s Residency such a wonderfully creative and inspiring time. I got to meet other local and exhibiting artists, printmakers, see some wonderful artwork both at The Art Vault and at the Mildura Arts Centre, enjoy the beautiful weather and drink some of the best coffee ever…not to mention the Vanilla Slices which are to die for!
I look forward to returning next March for an exhibition during the Mildura Arts Festival 2015. Now having a few days to recuperate in Canberra before heading back to Merimbula to pick up some of my art supplies and see family and friends before the next leg of the journey begins.
A fabulous day at the Art Vault which started with a lecture at La Trobe University by Ian Westacott, artist and master printmaker. What a great venue with the lecture recorded and feed live to their Bendigo campus. We could actually see the students sitting in the lecture room in Bendigo whilst they could see us sitting in our lecture room in Mildura. Learning institutes have certainly come along way since my college years in the 70s.
Many thanks to Julie Chambers, Director of The Art Vault who invited me along to the lecture which was followed by lunch with Ian.
Ian who was born in Australia lives with his family in Scotland. He is currently having a Retrospective Exhibition of his work at the Mildura Arts Centre. I will be off to view his beautiful drawings and prints tomorrow. Ian and fellow print maker Raymond Arnold where here at the Art Vault doing a residency just a week before I arrived. I would have loved to have seen them in action, creating beautiful prints from their etchings and watching the whole printmaking process. Here is a sample of one of Ian’s exquisite prints.
Okay, paint brush down whilst I get to the business end of my art.
I have been working long and hard to get this, my new website up and running, and I have spent the last couple of days adding to my Portfolio page. Hopefully by the end of the night I will have worked out how to also upload my latest Newsletter, which I am intending to send out tonight as well.
My old site www.boardwalkart.com.au will still be live whilst I get my regular visitors to make the change to www.traceycreighton.com but all good things come to an end and eventually it will come down.
If you have any suggestions for things you’d like to see on my site then please let me know as I’d love to hear from you.
Cheers from The Art Vault in Mildura,
ps. This dear little Jack Russell ‘Abe’ has been helping me out by holding down my artwork so as the breeze didn’t carry it away. He is such a cutie!