Upon returning from Tasmania, I painted quite furiously feeling inspired and energised. Bright colours continued to flow through my artwork, although by August, the old love of blues emerged once again. Some influenced by winter blues, others through massive transformation and some with a touch of the divine. Now it is Spring, there are still a few months of this year to create more work with painting, as well expanding into some new expressions. Looking forward to sharing what comes through the studio.
Recently buyers of art have been contacting me searching for artwork for their architectural homes. It has been a joyful process sharing private viewings at the studio and making personal selections, to hanging the artworks in their home. It seems such a sacred way of passing the artwork on in this manner.
Mid year I felt revitalised with a visit to the Huon Valley in Tasmania, where I was able to paint in the beautiful art studios of Matt Calvert, at Glaziers Bay. This seemed to really jump start the creative energies, especially followed by a week of Dark Mofo activities.
2018 has been a year immersed in my creative practice with painting, it has been fortunate to have the space to do so. The first half of the year produced many colourful paintings, some delicate and others extremely bold and wild.
Although it was an art exhibition, it housed so much more than art, it offered essence of sacredness for those who entered the space and engaged. For everyone involved in contributing towards this event, this was something we were deeply passionate about.
I wish to thank these remarkable people for co-creating and bringing this exhibition to life, including Ros de Souza, Bruce Abbott, Shona Anne Hunter, Gerard Klecha, Josh Cheng, Sarah Bussell, Georgia Ruse, Sophie Moleta, Tan Sohal, and Simon Attenborough. Thank you for bringing your individual gifts and sacredness in conceiving this experience and event. It has been a deeply profound experience, creatively and spiritually working with you all.
Dearest Ros de Souza, thank you for being a pillar throughout the entire process, for your love, encouragement and belief. My deep gratitude to you for your heart-felt, passionate and compelling speech in opening the exhibition! I was thrilled to be sharing the night with Ian and yourself, I cherish you both.
Thank you to Bruce John Abbott and Shona Anne Hunter from Replants, for the powerful collaborative experience in creating the soulful unveiling of the artwork, it could have only happened with yourselves in this manner. Your beautiful sacred space, and landscape of grass trees was the perfect place to share the body of work, From Scared to Sacred.
So many braved the wild weather to come down and attend the opening of, 'From Scared to Sacred'. It was touch and go for a while with the wild weather, thankfully the rains stopped for the 45 minutes which allowed the guests to be able to participate in the fire, ceremony and ritual. Over 120 people viewed the artwork through the ceremonial process.
Many who attended the exhibition, were deeply moved by the experience and body of work. Each artwork seemed to stir different emotions and touched people as they moved through the exhibition. Some artworks provoking, and others beautifully awakening spirit.
Really grateful for all who shared in this extraordinary evening and who helped create it. It was an honour to share the story that the artwork has to share. Ginette x
Photo of exhibition by Harry Bowman www.harrybowman.com