Friday, October 15, 2010

Studio clean out

Books are going too!!

Fabric going cheap

I'm culling my massive stash of fabric, I have small scraps of hand-dyed silk, loads of lengths of prints, checks and plains. - mainly cotton. Help me get rid of it. I'm selling the larger pieces by the piece, others I will negotiate price by the bag. Some I will even give away!! Some may even be termed vintage!! Let me know if you are interested!!

Friday, August 27, 2010

The Notebook Project

So I have signed up for 2 sketchbook/notebook projects. having received the Notebook project book already I started it today. what challenge to set myself..... Black and White... for me the hardest of all is to work with no colour so here goes. Today has been very productive, time to get into the "zone" to just explore line , tone, texture... the elements..

Friday, August 13, 2010

The sketchbook project

The Sketchbook Project: 2011
I've just signed up with 'The Sketchbook Project' can't wait to receive it in the mail and get started, the theme mine is linked to is "The Greatest Story Ever Told".. well that will be food for thought.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

"Atlas" Artist Books exhibition

Another exhibition I have a piece in. My book is a carousel book called " World Trip" Drop in to this lovely bookshop to check it out.

Opening Night

On a freezing and stormy night when the weather bureau warned not to leave home unless you must, many people braved the weather to help celebrate the opening of "Long Socks". Thanks to all of you who made the night a great success. The other artists , Cameron Bishop , Marita Kelly and Belinda Lane in galleries 1 and 2 have got some great work too, so try to see the show before August 28.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Printing an edition

Very pleased with myself, I have conquered the editioning that has beaten me recently. Finally 3 editions of prints done for my upcoming exhibition.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Long Socks- A new exhibition

Well here it is, the first entry into blogging world.
My next exhibition is nearly ready to go. Long Socks has been 2 years in the making. The work has been printed,knitted, stitched and photographed ready to be presented to the world.
See the videos about my work Youtube. My friend Rod kindly filmed and edited the videos and set up the wikispaces site- please have a look.
Long Socks
Art by Sally Darlison 2010

to be a part of a group- have the right social qualities to part of a group, fit in specified place or environment, be a member
a social division in a traditional society consisting of families or communities linked by social, economic, religious, or blood ties, with a common culture and dialect, typically having a recognized leader
group of players forming one side in a competitive game or sport.
two or more people working together

Sport typically creates a sense of belonging in its team members and supporters, each sport having an identity that is similar to that of a tribe- linked by a language and behaviour common to each game.
Three sports that each have a strong individual culture and identity are Rugby Union, Soccer, Australian Rules Football.
Each have a strong and passionate following and most supporters follow only one of these sports. To belong to the tribe one must understand the culture- know the rules, wear the team colours, talk the language, know how to react. To an outsider some of the tribal behaviour may be perplexing.
In each of these sports there are identifying marks linking each to the tribe and then individual teams. The types of cheers, songs, names given to certain moves,all are distinguishing differences.
Whilst each wears a uniform of shirt, shorts and socks, there are slight differences in style, fabric and colours.
However, in all three of these sports the team players wear long socks.

This body of work is an exploration of both the similarities and differences in three football games. The similarities of the long socks, boots and a game played on grass and the defining differences in style of shorts, leg movement, athletic build, rules and goal posts.
The artwork consists of lino prints on paper and silk with collaged elements - including knitted socks, maps of the grounds, rules and first aid instructions.

so put the date in your diary- August 11 - 28 red gallery 157 St Georges rd north Fitzroy Victoria Australia