This Saturday August 26th is the Australian National University (ANU) Open Day. From 10am til 3pm the ANU Schools of Art + Design (SOA+D) is holding an Alumni Market as part of the open day events. The address for the SOA+D is 2 Childers Street Acton, Canberra. + A link to the SOA+D information
This Saturday you can also have a go at throwing your own bowl on the pottery wheel in the Ceramics Department, the Print Media and Drawing Department have a print sale (my favourite part of Open Day), see student work on display in every department, visit the Art Gallery and explore the fantastic art deco building. See you there :)
You're invited to come by my studio on Saturday and Sunday the 19th and 20th of August, to see where I work, projects in progress and I'll have some work for sale as well.
Come to Studio 7 at the Watson Art Centre, 1 Aspinall Street Watson - 10am - 4pm
There are Open Studios all across Australia this weekend if you're not in Canberra you can search for Open Studios near you at Australian Ceramics Open Studios
Below is a list of other open studios in Canberra
In June, next week in fact, I'll be heading down to Melbourne with a bunch of talented designers selected by Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre to represent the ACT in Front / Centre at Denfair, a boutique trade event and leading destination fro contemporary design in Australia.
ACT designers headed to Denfair are Kate Nixon, Rene Linssen, Chelsea Lemon, Elliot Bastianon, Christina Bricknell, Andrew Carvolth and myself, You can read more about Denfair online at Green Magazine.
Stop by and say hello if you're are in Melbourne :)
Last Friday I was invited to participate in a panel on ABC Canberra radio about making things from scratch with breakfast host Dan Bourchier, along for the ride was Knife maker Karim Haddad from Tharwa Valley Forge and Gin Manufacturer Tim Reardon from The Canberra Distillery
Here is a LINK to listen the panel.
Duration: 12min 31sec
Broadcast: Fri 24 Mar 2017, 5:30am
I'm very excited to be going, a little scared to be doing my first solo market and very happy that I'll get to meet new makers and folks who love handmade everything!
Head to http://thefinderskeepers.com/sydney-markets to see all the great people, food and music that will be at Finders Keepers Sydney.
Late last year The Capital Cookbook 3 was launched, to accompany each recipe there are gorgeous photos of delicious food some of which are plated up on tableware made by local potters. such as Chris Harford at Spinning Gum Pottery Georgie Bryant of Linburn Handmade Rebecca Alcorn, Kelly Austin and myself. It is wonderful to see local cafes and restaurants that value quality local produce are also choosing handmade ceramics. If you would like to support Cafes that support artists, head over to Mocan and Green Grout, Barrio, Bar Rochford, Akibar and Sage And If you know of other cafes that support local and handmade let us know about it in the comments :)
This will be the first year I have been involved with the Design Canberra Festival and not one to do things by halves, I have put my hand up to be part of four events.
You can see the complete Design Canberra Program here:
I will be at the SOA Art & Design Market this Saturday with plates, dishes, bowls, beakers and cups in moody blues and spotty creams. I look forward to seeing you there!
What's with the name?
Girl Nomad was my myspace name when i was hitch hiking my way around Europe, so the name has a nostalgic sense of adventure attached to it for me x Richilde