Saturday, May 2, 2009

Two and a Half Days in Margate

Margate Christian Church
Spiritual Journeys exhibition 2009

A few years ago some folk from church started this community festival, in a gentle parody of Ten Days on the Island, the State-wide festival. It has largely been take over by others now, but the church still puts on an art exhibition on the theme of "Spiritual Journeys".

There are some wonderfully talented folk about and the pictures below will give a little impression of the show.

Father and Son
Seth Isham, calico and foam.
Certainly the most striking work!

Tree of Life
Elizabeth Smith, Mixed media.
The picture doesn't do it justice. It's three-dimensional and the timber background catches the colour of the dry Midland paddocks so well.

My Protector and Shield, Ps 91
Merran Diekfoss, Huon Pine and granite.
A small beauty from Merran this time. Carved from one piece of pine.

Rachael Bremner, mosaic.
My favourite, I think. Done in glass shards, but somehow catches the velvety texture of poppy petals.

The Prodigal Son
Rebecca Brogan, pen and ink.
For once the reflections in the glass add to the photo!

Put Me Together Again II
Merinda Young, fused glass.
Another of Merida's wonderful plates.

Just a pity that, at least this morning (Saturday), so few people came. But we were competing with the school fair, so perhaps more tomorrow.


  1. Oh wow, all these pieces look amazing. What an incredible quality of work this time round!

    And you're right, I love the reflection of the window sneaking into that illustration. Nice to know almost all the artists too, even from Texas!

  2. Hi Papa,
    Here I am, posting so you know that I've been reading!!
    I really enjoyed the photos of Cornwall, between you and Ruthie, I'm fairly bursting to go there and take Jac exploring.
    We need to start plotting an adventure there with you and Mummy Bear.