Tuesday, May 27, 2008

firsts, seconds and racers

This inaugural exhibition at quixotica featured artists who had worked at the studio during 2007 as well at the award winning students from Sunshine Coast TAFE.

The opening of the "bridge" was also celebrated with much drinking and eating!

Artists exhibiting were: Liz Cells, Tania Murray, Michael Ciavaralla, Paul Davis, Rowley Drysdale, Issac Patmore, Stephen Roberts, Barry Tate, Julie Wall.

2 comments:

woodfiredclay said...

WERE IS JOVIAL JOHN ? Nowere it seems .... the Femfatel saw to that ....LONG AGO ..........

woodfiredclay said...

I got into soooo much trouble at home contributing perspex to 'Q" so the Jewls could see the view thru clear windows ....... I put her before my own wife .... I got into sooo much trouble for giving Q all "Chris's" perspex Back then "Q" was put before those in my own home but back then "Q" was my escape form a horrible environment, it meant more to me than my home life, Chris still hasnt forgiven me about that perspex :( it was one of the straws on the camels back that got me bundled off to Brizo, 2nd last time I was there... I came out to throw pots... I did ...on the standing wheel (you were using my wheel) I threw some pots, left all my gear (neatly) around and on the standing wheel (I had no "spot" to place my things) when I returned ...... the studio had been moved around, my gear put "here" and "there" and 3 dried bags of clay I was going to hydrate, out of their bags and thrown down the gully...... made my materials and myself feel unwanted at "Q" How many pots has the gas kiln I helped build (for no wages....) and fitted my gear too? I have thrown maybe 8 bowls in the last 4 years....every time I get creative I fall into depretion.. over how I was handled by those @ "Q" I came out to "Q" to be with my only adult male "Mate" "create" "contribute" escape my depressive home envioronment......"Q" started to depress me..... every time I mentioned " I am setting the garage up as a studio" you would say "No.....you have out here " (Quixotica)Whenever I made noises about setting up out at "Q"...I heard noises "Need to make some money...need to put someone in a studio" there were other regular responses to my enquireis about a "Little" sapce for me. The best... and an early "wake up call" to me was when in one sentance "fem fatale" stated "Rollies is more than 1 artist, his like 3 rolled into one" and out of that same mouth a couple of sentances later" "Rolls's studio is realy only big enough for a couple of artist's" Each visit to "Q" the last couple of years I was coming out got more and more depresing...I could see what "was" "is" "isnt" and "could of been" ps I suspect it was the Femfatal went and told Suzzie how I (in the wee hours of the morning) disscussed with you about the possibility of her breaking my glasses, you disscussed throw a lump of wood thru her big pot up the front.......neither of us were realy serious I believe........at Suzzies exhibition she aproach me with tears in her eyes and chalenged me about "How could you think I would break your glasses"? at first I thought you may have mentioned it to one of the other male artists-potters in your circle and they told her.....but..... I have only ever realy felt "her" not wanting me out there...not "you" .......