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Artist Talk at Stockyard Gallery

4-6pm, Friday 11 May

Come along to this informal artist talk to hear Helen tell about her linocut prints and processes. The talk will be held in the gallery and she will bring some of her printing blocks and sketchbooks particular to the exhibition. This will be a chance to meet Helen, see the exhibition and learn about her work and this graphic medium. It’s a free event, enjoy cheese & biscuits and glass of wine.

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Where the Land Meets the Sea Exhibition Feb-Mar 2016

Coastal Birds, shoreline birds and special places near the sea were all themes for this exhibition of mainly linocuts and pyrography

I drew Artists Sue Gilford, Kate Gorringe-Smith and Libby Schreiber together because we share common ground as bird lovers. Kate and Libby are Melbourne printmakers and Sue uses pyrography ( wood burning).

Our exhibition was held at Stockyard Gallery in the small Gippsland town of Foster close to Wilson’s Promontory.

The exhibition opening on Sunday 21 Feb was well attended by friends of the gallery, and friends and supporters of the four artists. We even enticed a few bewildered tourists in.

The speeches were wonderful. As artists we had not rehearsed or planned this aspect – no surprise here! But as each artist spoke pretty much off the cuff, the connections and threads between us were illuminated giving the wrapt audience a cameo of how and why work comes about. I spoke first explaining how this exhibition was important to me, as it as my first exhibition with Kate, who I met in prep at State school in suburban Melbourne. We spent recess together making fairy homes in the exposed roots at the base of pine trees. Study, family and travel kept us busy but about 10 years ago we realised we shared a love of printmaking and birds, and decided to exhibit together one day. We have been friends for 45 years. Sue Gilford spoke next describing her passion for the home turf and explaining the importance of the bird hides in the local area. Kate followed up outlining the Ramsar agreement and the migration habits of the shoreline birds depicted in her work. Libby told how her richly detailed work is constructed around the narrative of the title.

It was one of those special days, that seemed to validate our chosen paths as artists. Thank you to those who came to the opening, or visited later. We especially enjoyed the comments in the visitors book .

It’s a beautiful part of Victoria only 2 hours and 20 mins from Melbourne. For places to stay click here.

Where the Land Meets the Sea Exhibition Invitation

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Collaboration: printmaker & potter

As a printmaker the 2D printed image is my primary consideration. This doesn’t stop me occasionally feeling challenged to take my work into the third dimension. With the People & Place project the possibility arose to use my Linocut plates in a new way. Sue Acheson of Tarago Pottery suggested we press the plates into clay in her Rokeby studio. Working with clay was exciting and although the overall process was much longer I was delighted with the textures and surprised by the intensity of the coloured slip glazes. It was immensely satisfying to see my work which is usually so fragile and possibly ephemeral, evolve into something enduring that may withstand a long passage of time.

Saturday 6th February 2016 is the Opening of the People & Place Exhibition at The Station Gallery Yarragon

Paper Ghosts Series, Embossed porcelain panels, each 10x15cm

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Provincial Renegades Print exhibition

Opening 3-5pm Sun 9 Aug
Exhibition Dates 5-30 August 2015
Prints by Helen Timbury, Sharon Anderson, Bob Hickman, Russell Lilford, Libby Schreiber and Ingrid Thomas at The Station Gallery,
Yarragon Railway Station, Princes Highway, Yarragon, West Gippsland
Victoria 3823, Open: 10:30am to 4pm, Wed to Sun
Printmakers Group Exhibition: Dates 5-30 August 2015 at The Station Gallery, Yarragon Railway Station, Princes Highway, Yarragon, Victoria 3823 Open: 10:30am - 4pm, Wed - Sun
Printmakers Group Exhibition: Dates 5-30 August 2015 at The Station Gallery, Yarragon Railway Station, Princes Highway, Yarragon, Victoria 3823
Open: 10:30am – 4pm, Wed – Sun