Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Exhibition Invitation


The exhibition 'Peeking Through Someone Else's Window' runs from May 24 - June 14 at Gallery M, Marion Cultural Centre 287 Diagonal Rd, Oaklands Park, Adelaide, South Australia. Its an exhibition of mixed media/collage, photography and paintings by Uta Mooney, Julia Thomas and Zoe Thomas. The official opening is Sunday May 24th 2pm. Come and have a glass of wine and some nibbles if you are in the area. Gallery times are Mon-Fri 11am-4pm, Sat 12pm-4pm, Sun 1pm-4pm, closed public holidays.

The artwork is a collaboration between Julia, Zoe and me. The window and collage is from a previous painting of mine called 'Walk Past the Open Window'. Julia, who is a magician on photoshop, changed the window to accommodate the photo she took of Zoe peeking. She changed the text to the title of the exhibition. I think its worked out great and I want to get a large copy of it framed as a memento of our exhibition.

We have got to start approaching some publications for some publicity. I think its quite a unique human interest story; three generations of females from the same family exhibiting together. Zoe might only be 7 years old but Julia and I feel she is an artist in her own right. We dislike it when people say to children "you are going to be a great artist when you grow up". Aren't they already artists? Aren't they already expressing themselves with art and craft? Why do they always have to wait 'to be' until they are grown up? Children's art is so free, expressive and innocent. We lose that when we grow up. Even artists like Ken Done can't really recreate exactly the way children capture things.

If you can't come to the exhibition or if you want a sneak preview of our work you can go to Julia's and my RedBubble sites www.redbubble.com/people/utam
www.redbubble.com/people/jewelstorm

10 comments:

julielea said...

O I love the invite... and what a fantastic title for the exhibition!
Wishing you great success and a happy Show! x

Uta said...

Thanks Julie,
Wish you could come :)

Laura said...

You go Girls!!!
~v~Laura

Sally+Biggi said...

I would like to come but the distance is soooooo far.
I wish you all success and many vistors!!!!

Uta said...

Thanks Laura and Biggi

Julie (uk) said...

tried to access the redbubble site tonight. No-can-see, but I loooooooved seeing the film and that dog eat that butty... LOL!!!!!

Marjorie said...

Good luck Uta! You're reallyon your way. I love love love the invite and loved that original piece. The colors just blow me away!

april said...

What a treasure this is! Just beautiful! I know your show is going to be a smash! I need to go to RedBubble again!

XUE said...

My 8 yr old Annika loves to create. Someone asked her if she wants to be an artist like her mother & she said, "No, I want to be like Mama" as I do more than draw. That remark still make me smile whenever I see her drawing or crafting or sewing. How wonderful to have 3 generations of artists!

Doris said...

Beautiful image for your invite! Photo belongs right there in it!