There was a great turnout to my artist talk on Wednesday evening, July 4 and I couldn’t have wished for a finer audience. Thanks to everyone who came and to inestimable Melbourne Athenaeum librarians Tom Coleman and James Baker for ensuring it all went without a hitch.
|Tom Coleman introducing my artist talk|
|Audience members browse my books and zines|
Among the particularly steady stream of visitors on Friday, July 6 were distinguished personages Louise Jennison, Gracia Haby, Elaine Haby and Vicki Fowler, accompanied by second-time visitor Jill Kellett (not pictured), who took the photo of Vicki and I. Then, as the long, but especially memorable, day drew to a close, I was joined by Ewan and Heather Barker.
|Louise Jennison, Gracia Haby and Elaine Haby|
|With Vicki Fowler (left). Photo credit: Jill Kellett|
|Ewan and Heather Barker|
Saturday, July 7, was the last official day of my term as Artist-in-Residence. It was literally a red-letter day, as the hand-lettered red text was added to Progeny, taking it another step closer to completion. The text still needs some tweaking before the final stage (aside from binding): hand-stitching selected areas of the image with matching red embroidery thread.