Wednesday, April 09, 2008
Thursday, June 22, 2006
Friday, June 09, 2006
Thursday, February 16, 2006
Join the world of doodles!
I’m collecting doodles from around the world and posting them on this blog site.
If you have any doodles from super detailed to supersimple – please e-mail me a photo.
Any kind of doodle will do - squiggles, loose figures, faces, absent-minded writing, political doodles, flower doodles… what ever you consider a doodle.
I’d like to collect these as an ongoing project.They can be your doodles, someone else’s doodles, found doodles ...(etc).
Please include the city and country they originated in and any other information you would like.
– if you have a website or a blog that you would like toadvertise with your doodle or a comment to put withyour doodle –please include it.
I’m looking forward to hearing from you. All the best!
Tuesday, February 07, 2006
Monday, January 30, 2006
Thank you Ray Mahabir for bring Wellington the Mulana Project
(25 Jan) I attended a workshop by Ray Mahabir with 6 other Wellington-based artists at the Wellington Arts Centre. TV3 News gave a glimpse of the workshop and the exhibition of beautiful tapestries showing the art of the traditional embroidery that Ray Mahabir is reviving through the Mulana Project.
In the workshop we learned about the women who do embroidery in West India and their art form that has been passed down through generations. Sadly their technique is being lost due to tourist demand for cheap, quick work. This project is drawing attention to the beauty and quality of the art. We saw how young people living in London have responded to the project through words and imagery. We engaged in a group discussion of identity and develop our own designs that will be embroidered by the same women in India making a beautiful large tapestry that will be brought back to New Zealand in a year. This hands-on workshop opens up possibilities of dialogues, discovery, and cross-cultural exchange. Material travelling distances and passing through hands can bring awareness of people in the world, our wonderful similarities and differences, and most of all, our connections on this global tapestry.
I’d like to say thanks to Ray Mahabir for bring us the workshop and to The Wellington Arts Centre for actively creating and hosting opportunities for engagement and discovery.
Friday, January 27, 2006
Tuesday, January 17, 2006
“For me, one of the most poignant details of the whole show were two works by Melissa Wyman – called ‘Global Threadbare’, both of which were largely constructed using old fabrics and organic fibre – bright, easy works, until you notice the plaster casts of toes from left and right feet… strangely vulnerable details that, combined with the fact that most of the fabric comes from her old clothes makes these intensely personal works.”
For the whole review go to
Thursday, January 05, 2006
61 - 69 Abel Smith St
Until January 15th
10am to 5pm on weekdays
10am to 3pm on weekends
We will be taking it down at 2 on Sunday, Jan 15th
If you get a chance pop in for a look
As material becomes worn the threads un-weave themselves, become disentangled and go their separate ways. Threadbare is a show of work by 16 artists from New Zealand and abroad unravelling the stories that brought them to Wellington and rethreading them in an intersection of narratives. Art works will include collage, assemblage, textiles, photography, mixed media sculpture, plaster etc.
Sunday, November 27, 2005
It’s interesting – have a look.
This project may lead to something bigger –
In the mean time
“I would love it if you could contribute.
Take a picture, scan and E-mail it to me...
E.mail to: email@example.com “
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
Monday, November 14, 2005
We had a staff and tutor show called Evidence last Thursday. I put my suitcase, ‘Hombody II’ in the show as evidence of my process. These images were of a performance piece that became part of my piece to make up the ‘Body of Evidence’.
‘Body of Evidence’ was a continuation of my rope investigations. I asked some people at the show if they would cut off a strip of material from my dress. I asked others if they had something I could braid into the rope that I was making out of the material from my dress and the hemp twine I used on my suitcase. As the rope got longer I added it to the trail of interactions (the rope) attached to the suitcase.
Tuesday, November 08, 2005
One of our great inspirations this year has been going to the Wellington Gathering of the South project. http://www.southproject.org/
We listened to talks by artists from New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, and South America. On the second day we took part in a public intervention workshop by the pvi collective where we participated in their Panopticon project. The pvi collective is an Australian-based group of artists. http://www.pvicollective.com
This is an image of one of our interactions with a Wellington security camera. There are seven of us in both the above photo as well as the one below where we were wearing each other's clothes. (These photos were taken by the pvi collective)
Thank you for the photos pvi!!! Since we were sharing ourselves to the security camera, I decided I had to demonstrate an armbar. (I had let it go at this point). I hope my fellow artist friend here didn’t mind being at the receiving end of the armbar.
Sunday, November 06, 2005
My friend and fellow artist Mica (see the link to her blog) are working together to explore social interactions through art. I brought “Global Threadbare” out with us on the town. Taking art work out of its normal context is quite a good way to see if and how it relates to its surroundings and to see how its surroundings relate to it. It got a few reactions – a few puzzled looks and a few smiles. I actually felt more like a pregnant woman with a belly that bumped into things-the way some people smiled at me. I will keep this blog posted of our endeavours.
Saturday, November 05, 2005
Tuesday, November 01, 2005
Thursday, October 27, 2005
Monday, October 24, 2005
Tuesday, October 18, 2005
Wednesday, October 12, 2005
Question: What connects one location of home to another?
Monday, October 10, 2005
and visual and spoken languages
reflections on society
these are the foundations for living
Sunday, October 02, 2005
Saturday, August 27, 2005
Monday, August 22, 2005
Monday, August 15, 2005
I love loose emotive paintings. One of my favourite painters is Marlene Dumas. I find her work very enticing and eerie. Here’s an image of her work.