Brown cardboard and packaging tape.

Winter seems to be a popular time for art competitions and exhibitions in Queensland, with quite a few in June and July.  Perhaps it is directly related to the beautiful winter skies and tourists visiting the regional areas.   At any rate, I seem to be in a whirl of packaging tape and cardboard at present. … Continue reading

Spectacular art!

The 2018 Brisbane Rotary Art Spectacular is held this year in the iconic Central Plaza One building in Queen Street in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD. This will be the 39th annual Rotary Art Spectacular, and to quote their website, “it is Queensland’s largest and most prestigious annual art exhibition. It has raised almost $2 million for Brisbane … Continue reading

Finalists

May is a big month for Art competitions in the Brisbane area, with the 2018 Moreton Bay Art Awards and the 2018 Brisbane Rotary Art Spectacular  both attracting entries from hundreds of artists from around the country. My art work titled ‘Ubirr Escarpment- NT’ and Carmen’s work titled ‘Dawn at the Dry Dam’ were both … Continue reading

Artists Conversation

Carmen and I had our ‘Artist Conversation’ at our Visual Fragments exhibition at the Rockhampton Art Gallery last Saturday (3 February 2018) and were delighted to see so many visitors who came along. It was a very wet day in Rockhampton, but even that didn’t stop our keen audience from attending.  We were pleased with … Continue reading

Fragmented glimpses!

Visual Fragments: New work by Carmen Beezley-Drake and Joanne Kerr explores personal memories associated with place. Drawing on familiar scenes and fractured memories, the artists re-cast Rockhampton’s built and natural environments in watercolour, acrylic and collage. This is the opening statement  from the Rockhampton Art Gallery website for our new exhibition ‘Visual Fragments’.  The exhibition opened … Continue reading

October was to be Commended!

A highly commended may not come with a monetary prize but it does mean that the judge has thought your work was worthy of remembering.  So with that thought, Carmen and I were both delighted to receive Highly Commended’s last month. Carmen’s work Morning at Dry Dam and oil on canvas was given this award at … Continue reading

Westerly wins bring good fortune!

  Carmen and I have both been fortunate enough to have been awarded prizes at the 25th Barcaldine Art Show. If you are interested, it is worth checking out their Facebook page, where they have some great photos of the night and the town itself.  Carmen was awarded 1st prize in section 1- Painting oil … Continue reading

Winning news!

Exciting wins for Carmen and I at the Emerald Art Gallery.  The Central Highlands Regional Art Awards had their opening night on this past Saturday 15th July and the lovely Glenda from the Gallery was kind enough to ring me on Sunday morning with wonderful news. My painting ‘Mt Morgan Dam No 7’ (featured in … Continue reading

Art work in photography 

For the last few days I have struggled to get a decent photo of two pieces of art work. Even though I have a reasonably good camera and a phone camera, I never seem to be able to get a high quality image of my work.  With most art competitions relying on online entries and … Continue reading

Successful entry for Carmen

Carmen’s work ‘Patchwork Valley’ was selected as a finalist in the Moreton Bay Region Art Awards – 2017 and her work has been on display at the Pine Rivers Art Gallery. I unfortunately was not successful and my work  ‘Grass along the Esplanade’ is on display in my lounge room until further notice. Cheers, Joanne   … Continue reading