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My love affair with ephemeral art

I did a ephemeral workshop with the wonderful artist, Shona Wilson. Basketry could be certainly considered a type of ephemeral art, but this workshop was about doing art that is completely transient, temporary and short-lived. I loved it so much I now create it when ever I can. I have made several pieces with marine […]

Collecting palm inflorescence

All of the materials I use are collected. Usually it means I’m driving around and notice a piece of palm inflorescence that has been put out on the verge on green waste day and I stop my car and drag it into the boot. If they are green, they can be quite heavy. At Christmas […]

Original Christmas gifts at Artisan Markets

Having spent the year focusing on exhibition work I have made a series of smaller pieces perfect for Christmas gifts and will be at the Coal Loader Artisan Markets 15 December 2013. The Coal Loader Artisans Market offers people an opportunity to purchase original and creative handmade products directly from emerging and contemporary designers, artists and makers, […]

Primrose Park Art and Craft Centre’s 2013 exhibition

If you missed ‘It Takes Two’ at InSitu it will be featured at the Primrose Park Art and Craft Centre’s 2013 exhibition. I will also be doing an artist talk on Sunday 17 November. Primrose Park Art and Craft Centre’s 2013 exhibition will showcase the creativity of local artisans specialising in basketry, paper arts, bookbinding, […]

My weaving story featured in SMH

Five ways to switch off October 21, 2013 Kate Jones Catriona Pollard says a creative outlet helps her switch off. Checking your phone constantly? Refreshing your inbox every few minutes? It’s a sure sign you need to switch off. But overcoming a technology addiction is easier said than done when smart phones allow us to […]

In Situ 2013: Mosman Festival of Sculpture & Installation

My work, It Takes Two, has been selected for In Situ 2013. Situ 2013 is a collaborative sculpture exhibition between Mosman Art Gallery, Mosman businesses and participating artists. It comes under the umbrella of the Festival of Mosman and is a key event in its calendar. ‘It Takes Two’ represents the connection and relationship we […]

What’s a basket? exhibition

Basketry NSW Annual Exhibition has an exhibition on for two days only: Sunday 4th and Friday 9th August 2013; 10 am till 4 pm. Cremorne Sydney Basketry NSW is showcasing members work in an exhibition of contemporary basketry and fibre sculpture, titled “What’s a basket”. Two of my sculptures will be featured including Forest Dreaming […]