Where to from here?

So today marks the end of an amazing experience – “Echoes; repeating patterns” my exhibition, at the Ipswich Art Gallery has closed and I am due to collect the works this next week.

I have been doing a bit of soul searching again, because, shock horror, the end of the year is closing in on us (where did the last 6 months bugger off to?) and I am doing the whole reevaluation thing, again.  Yes, my birthday is just round the corner again.

Some of my thoughts have tended towards what direction my arts practice will take.

The inevitible “whats next” that comes after a large project finishes.

Another solo exhibition is definitely on the cards for next year.  I have developed an interest in gates – there are some gorgeous examples around town and several are screaming at me to be immortalised in pointillism.


Colour is another thing I will be working with next year.  The 12 pieces for “Echoes” were all done in black on white.  A lot of people have suggested that some may look good in colour – whilst I love the black and white theme I also agree that adding colour to my work adds an extra dimension.

Outside of that, my jewellery and copper wire will get a look in too.  I have loved the tactile work of the wire and how a finished piece looks.  I think I enjoy the immediacy of creating the piece too. I can see and feel it come to life in a few minutes.

Also some professional development ideas being thrown around – working out what I want from my arts practise, updating webpages/blogs/media.

2017 is shaping up to be another big year.

Can’t wait!




6 thoughts on “Where to from here?

  1. I am getting my eggs together again and organizing My 2017 goals too. Caught up reading your Blog…….Smile.
    Checking out your ‘gate’ theme brought a smile and memories. Years ago in another life …..I was sharing life with a lady whose spouse had left her and all she had was a set of ‘wrought iron gates’ for her troubles. ………I carted them around for 10 years and when I bought a house at North Booval I finally installed them on one side of the house …… we split up a couple of weeks later. Is there a story in that? Ha ha…..

    1. 2017 is going to be awesome for so many reasons.
      I love the story about the gates- gates are important for many reasons, like doors they symbolise change and moving but also security – will have to drive past one day to check them out 🙂

  2. As you say…..Those wrought iron gates meant everything to Gitta at the time…. I sensed that. Certain possessions meant everything to her after her ordeal. ……5 Soudan St, Nth Booval. rhs..set back from the road a bit. (Your Welcome….I don’t know who lives there now.) The road I live in now has a nice gate set in a hedge….25 Moores Pocket Rd. House is for sale currently so you’d be able to take lots of photos. I remember when I was still working in the flooring industry a young couple had just bought this cottage and were eager to do it up and I gave them some successions…. all they brought with them at the time was “the Gate…..” Lol.

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