Monday, February 25, 2013

the one constant...

Today the rain is pouring down and I hear floods are happening to the south. Where I grew up on a beautiful river valley we would remember the years often by the floods!

Then I never lived near flooding rivers... for decades it seemed. Having returned to the part of the country that is not so very far from  those childhood years... floods are once again more likely. I'm sitting contemplating what time to head to the Gallery today to slowly dismount the show and outside there is wind and rain in constant gusts! Rain is heavy out there!

Last night I found, after weeks of being so focused on the latest exhibition, I was starting to remember what's next. Moving house is looming large again. Suddenly caught in a bit of excitement I began to imagine my new home... straying far from the likely scenario. In part its simply because the range of domestic buildings in this city where I live are not so like my dream domestic environment ... and partly because when one dreams one does not need to fund one's desires.

So what does a girl do ... she starts a new tumblr blog... calls it when.we.are.home because everything else is taken and then spends a while clicking here and there to find some pics of appealing domesticity!

While picking templates she thinks...oh... I'll just give the neglected studio tumblr blog a facelift with a new template... so ...its looking far more spiffy indeed.

SO... now back to the real world I have to think about getting moving for the day... onwards... much to do!

Some pics from here and there!

No plans to live in a tent... too wet around here... but this looks appealing... from  tenuedenimes  

Dining room looking out to lush courtyard beyond.  Photos - Felix Forest, Production – Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.

I adore this outlook from the dining area.

from: Shannon Fricke

liked this: from

And not to forget the fresh look at the studio tumblr... visit here!

(via Percolator Gallery Exhibition)
Exhibition shot

  FAIR FOOD FROM FIELD TO FORK THE BETTER FOOD PLAN The Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance (AFSA) is launching the next stage in the People’s Food Plan process at 10.00 am, 16th February at Sydney Town Hall. The People’s Food Plan pres (via People’s Food Plan Working Paper Launched) Artwork by Sophie Munns.
Recent involvement

Much more soon. Have a hundred things to tie up this week...but hope to be back visiting bloggy friends soon!


Saturday, February 16, 2013

Percolator Gallery Exhibition

Just opened on Wednesday... its certainly been a very busy time!

Exhibition details are on the website  home page ...  and now, at a blog page created for news updates , you'll find more images.

Naming works took quite some time!

This will give some idea of the spaces of the gallery.

These were taken when still setting up.

Opening night was a great pleasure. Wonderful conversations!

No images were taken that night ... too busy talking!

It was enjoyable working with different scales. 

And different formats.

Working on unstretched, unframed fabric was a highlight... allowing for a certain feeling of breaking out of old paradigms somehow!

If you are in Brisbane between now and the 24th of February then do call in... check the website for opening hours and days to be sure the Gallery is open and note the two dialogue events next week!


Sunday, February 3, 2013


Its been one of those hugely busy weekends at the computer. Mmmm.. so thought I'd be in the studio!
I'd planned to be there but if you decide to have a show then as I'm sure you know only too well, you have to take care of promo and tell people it's on.

Mail chimp is what I use for E-newsletter 'campaigns' ...  I drool over what some do with the templates ... like this and this one for missy higgins. Simple yet most appealling !!  All the while I plod along correcting and altering this and that. At a certain point I think ... "oh... I'm nearly there!' That's when I find spelling mistakes galore and ridiculous sentences that make no sense. Can I write a convoluted sentence? At the time of writing I see things quite differently. If I dont edit till its halfway decent then I am in danger of offending for sure!

Read the bulletin here:  News+Art Show invite: Feb@Paddington

The other thing you can do is pop over to the website... the home page reads like a blog with info about the upcoming events... including links to the presenter's networks and profiles. 

IMAGE: taken when mailing a small sample of Homage to the Seed postcards to the 300th visitor to the Homage to the Seed FACEBOOK PAGE. Eric Jackson 'LIKED' the page on behalf of The Gardens of Old Salem FB Page where he works in their horticultural Dept. So much history... they are doing a huge amount towards seed conservation at their Gardens in North Carolina

I've plonked links to other E-newsletters here... a sense of achievement seeing them together... and a nice little archive. Probably there are missing links and images... have yet to check back!

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Friday, February 1, 2013

more pages

Just posted at Visual Eclectica on a new journal ... lots of images of pages.

These are a few from another journal I also been working on... quick photos from the studio last night.

enjoying the layering of working with lino cuts..old and new

recycled polystyrene trays cut into pods shapes.

this was a whimsical page...I zoned out listening to Radio National one night.

Copy this to your calendar if Brisbane is on your agenda this February!

I just lifted this post I wrote tonight at my homage blog straight over here in case you are passing through and wanted to see whats happening in the coming weeks ... quite a few things indeed... including finishing off artworks and plans for the 13th of Feb + more!

February Exhibition + Biodiversity Dialogue Events in Paddington, Brisbane

Recently I've been quite preoccupied with arrangements and studio time in preparation for this upcoming exhibition in
Paddington, Brisbane.

With my studio underneath Percolator Gallery in Paddington its a pleasure to be planning a show for the upstairs 
Gallery... due to open in 2 weeks time ... from Feb 13th to 24th. Opening night kicks off at 6pm, Thursday, 14th 
of February. Today I've finished lining up all the presenters for the two dialogue evenings and have posted on the
website where I will add updates and more info re speakers. 

ALSO watch the Homage to the Seed Facebook Page for updates over the next few weeks. If you want to make 
an outing of it and cant make the evening events note that the daytime cafes nearby are wonderful and I am keen
to have you come visit and share a coffee from across the road or make cups of tea in the gallery!

Being in the gallery from midday to 5 pm over ten days is a prime opportunity for cups of tea and good conversation.
Even if we haven't met come and introduce yourself... galleries are perfect places for connection and conviviality!

Percolator Gallery
134  Latrobe Terrace,
Paddington, Brisbane
rsvp to save a seat:  m: 0430 599 344  p: 3262 4296

Gallery hours are: 


OR BY ARRANGEMENT:  ph  0430 599 344




Program outline:

Tuesday, Feb 19th : Seeds and Biodiversity in the Habitat 
                       Guest speaker :  Corinne Unger, Sustainability + Mining Sector
                              on “Abandoned mines and biodiversity in Australia.”
                              Presentations from Jutta Godwin on Biodiversity Protection : 
                              challenges for a suburban catchment group.  
                              Denise Rivers on ‘Seeds and the habitat, a volunteer’s perspective’.
                              Caz O’neill on ‘The relationship of Seeds and Wildlife in bringing plants to life’.

Thursday Feb, 21st : Seeds,  Agrobiodiversity and food systems
                       Guest speaker :  Dr Carol Richards, UQ Sociology
                              on ‘Seeds, Supermarkets and Sovereignty: The Often Wicked Story of Food’
                              Presentations from Nancy Kent of Urban Ag project ‘The Inspiration Garden’
                              and, by special request, Rozy Eslami, offering exquisite tastes + stories from her 
                              home country of Iran... a tribute to the Bio-Cultural Diversity of our planet.

This is a free event organised to coincide with the February Art show.  You are invited to attend Opening night :  Feb 14 
from 6pm,  visit the gallery over the 2 week period (check times on website) or to come along to hear the artist's talk about 
the artwork. The Biodiversity dialogue program kicks off at 7pm sharp, but to ensure a seat   RSVP  here 
or phone : 0430 599 344.

For a comprehensive outline and info re speakers please visit the website : 
Note: ALL ARTWORK IS FOR SALE!  Please do share this invite with friends!

NB:On Tues, 19th Feb and Thurs, 21st Feb the Gallery will be open for evening viewings at 6 pm.  

At 6.15 pm Sophie will give a brief talk about the artwork, her 2012 Residencies and the range of ideas around 
bio-cultural-diversity and seeds which inform the ongoing project and artwork. 

Drinks will be available from 6.30 pm and the 

formal program commences at 7 pm (till 8.30 pm).

* Please share this flyer if you wish!

Took lots of photos in the studio last night... might get some of them posted up too!
S x
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