I have several photographs of the work that I have at Red Poles. I couldn’t make it to the opening of the exhibition, so I am looking forward to heading to McLaren Vale at some stage to see all of the work on display. This exhibition is on until July 31.
I was born and lived on the Yorke Peninsula for all of my childhood. My adult years have been spent in a variety of locations, and I find myself calling Murray Bridge home now. As I was driving back to the Yorke Peninsula earlier this year I noticed how similar the colours of the landscape were. Same blue skies. Same green trees. And the brown of the river matched the brown earth of the paddocks that had been harvested. I have tried to capture those colours in my work for this exhibition, using all sorts of recycled glass to make the glass beads. My dad collected the pale blue wine bottle that I used for some of these beads. My husband drank the beer that made the brown beads. My mum and I enjoyed a glass of sparkly that I used for some of the green beads. My children didn’t even know they were contributing when I let them have some juice! My home is my family and they are all part of this work.