Monday, March 5, 2012


The first works I made at the gardens in 2011 was these unfired clay pod forms. I wrote continuosly around the form the names of the eight major forest types in Australia. Acacia Casuarina Callitris Melaleuca Eucalyptus Plantaions Mangroves Rainforests I later installed them in the bamboo grove where I left them to biodegrade.

the "Meet the Makers" tour in 2011

I talked about the work I was doing in the gardens that year and showed images of my earlier ephemeral installations in Korea,Japan and Denmark. I also showed and had for sale ceramic works, I had developed during my residency at the Guldagergaad Ceramic Research Centre in Denmark.

What a great setting for my artists talk last year

Dr Virginia Jones is a leading Queensland ceramic practitioner with an extensive exhibition resume. Her highly sort after production pieces are often informed by her large-scale environmental installation works. Virginia has recently undertaken a year’s artist-in-residency at the Mount Coot-tha Botanical Gardens. It is in this beautiful external studio that she will demonstrate one of the techniques that she employs in artworks.

MEET THE MAKERS - Artisan Studio Tours 2011

This is last years tour but there will be another organised by Artisan this year towards the middle of 2012.

“Meet the Makers” in a private tour of three working artist studios and discover the artistic talent alive in Brisbane.

Be inspired and discover three of Brisbane’s unique and creative studios. Join artisan for a three and a half hour tour of these rare and restricted spaces.

Participants will enjoy personal presentations by the artists in the fields of jewellery, printmaking and glass making, art and ceramic and will be able to engage one on one with these senior artists. Additionally in some cases you will be able to purchase artists works directly from the studio.