A good night was had by all last Friday night at The Marrickville Golf Club, March 28, for the exhibition and awards of the Old Cooks River Bridge Art Prize. The art prize was open to local school kids, artists & photographers to create a work to celebrate the life of the old timber bridge that runs across the Cooks River between Marrickville and Earlwood. For my entry I decided to do a close-up detail view of lichen growing on the old wooden bridge planks rendered in watercolour, graphite and colour pencil. As you can see in the photograph below of some of the works on display, the photographer who entered the photo above my artwork took a shot in almost exactly the same place I used for my reference! Here is my entry which didn’t win any prizes on the night but has been sold so really pleased with that. Congratulations to The Marrickvile Golf Club and organiser Juliet Barr for a great community event.

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Thanks to everyone who came along to my exhibition opening and demonstration at pop-up shop, Mia O Designs, yesterday and a big thanks to Mia Ouzas for doing such a great job organising the event. Here is a photo of Mia and I from yesterday, the shop itself, and me demonstrating how I work with some of the interested patrons who were at the exhibition opening.

For those of you who couldn’t make it yesterday the shop is open today from 11am – 4pm and my artwork, and that of the other jewellery designers, will also be on display and for sale over the next few weeks during the shop opening hours. So please come along to have a look if you get the chance and support local artists and designers.

Mia O Designs, Shop 14, Level 1, The Italian Forum, 23 Norton Street, Leichhardt NSW, Shop hours: Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 11am-5pm, Saturday & Sunday: 11am-4pm, http://www.facebook.com/MiaODesigns

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