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

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

Ready to hang!

Carmen and I have been very busy these last few weeks, completing works for our exhibition titled “Visual Fragments: New work by Carmen Beezley-Drake and Joanne Kerr”. It has been an exhausting time completing the work, but rewarding to see it all together. We had several deadlines to meet- the first was last Friday 17th November … Continue reading

New Exhibition in January 2018

Our exhibition titled ‘Fragmented Images’ at the Rockhampton Art Gallery in Central Queensland has been confirmed for January 2018.  While we are thrilled, after the long wait we have had, now the real work begins. We have deadlines that are a bit scary – all art work to be delivered by mid- November. So we … 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

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

Under the spotlight

Artists Carmen Beezley-Drake and Joanne Kerr in front of Carmen's work 'Beach Frolic'imageFreya Cronin , Aaron Miller and Edward Kerr enjoying art work at 'Perceptions of Place' opening night.imageCarmen Beezley-Drake and Britha PolkinghorneWith the Opening night behind us we are looking to other art exploits.  The exhibition was a great success with sales and positive comments from our many visitors. The photos from Opening night show the gallery space which was broken into four rooms which worked better than we had anticipated.  We hung the work in groupings that interspersed our work, rather than Carmen’s work in one room and mine in another.  This seemed to work well and is always surprising where we can find connections of subject,style and media.

Joanne

Perceptions of Place an art exhibition

Perceptions of Place invite

 

With our exhibition coming up, both Carmen and I are frantically busy. Cyclone Marcia hitting Rockhampton certainly didn’t help with the stress levels, but Carmen was fortunately organized and had her paintings already delivered to Brisbane. Things are moving at a pace now with only days until we are hanging our work.

Cheers, Joanne