Category: Michele Skelton

Tiliqua Studio joins MOST

Tiliqua Studio is part of the Marrickville Open Studio Trail for 2015!

Over the weekend of the 28th and 29th of March, we will be opening our studio doors to anyone and everyone who is interested to see inside. There will be work on display from the artists and designers who call Tiliqua Studio home, and (with luck) a chance to see the printing presses in action.

When: 11 am to 4 pm | Saturday and Sunday 28th and 29th March 2015

Where: 40 Hutchinson St, St Peters

and the winner (most deservedly) is…

It is with so much pride and excitement that we announce that Michele was awarded the 2013 Libris Artists Book Award for ‘Wave Form’ last night. This is Australia’s premier national artist’s book prize, and Michele’s book was selected from a line-up of ninety finalists. The prize is most deserved, and we are very happy for her (and would love to give her suggestions for how to spend the prize money…)

The book will be on display at Artspace Mackay until the end of June.

time and tide

In the first week of November, Michele and Kate put up a short-lived (but greatly enjoyable) exhibition at the Watch House Gallery, Balmain. The show focussed on their prints, drawings and artist’s books inspired by the ephemera and detritus deposited at the high tide mark.

Thank you to everyone who made it to the show. Watch out for the next Tiliqua Studio exhibition to be held at the Chrissie Cotter Gallery in April next year.

tidelines

Michele and I have been busy playing with the possibilities of adding carborundum to our toolkit. After several weeks of experiments and expletives we have completed the first panels of what we are hoping to be a larger work based on the theme of ‘tidelines’ (inspired by Michele’s artist book of the same name).

2012 / carborundum, etching, woodblock and emboss / 40 x 160 cm

Wave form

Much of my work is concerned with the beach. It’s hard to ignore the ocean.
A way to represent the movement of water was needed.
Trying to contain it in a box somehow made sense.

Artists’ book / 2011 / unique
woodblock on Asian Sand paper
hand painted fabric covered box
dimension (closed) 22.5 x 29 x 10.5 cm

 

Maps

Maps of my Creative Dilemmas… Probably an ongoing series.

Titles to date…
Blocked.
Search.
Dead End.
Lost.
Avoidance.

At times creativity eludes me and frustration sets in.
My response has been to describe my emotions in maps.
By using heavy paper and varied foldings I may be increasing my exasperation as I have never found maps easy to refold.

Artist Book / 2011 / unique
copperplate etching on somerset paper
folded and secured with elastic
dimensions varied

 

Sometimes

Memories of walking along the beach are recalled when I need respite from a sometimes hectic, intrusive world.

ARTIST BOOK / 2011 / UNIQUE
ETCHING, WOOD BLOCK, LINO RELIEF, EMBOSSING AND HANDWRITTEN TEXT ON 270GSM SOMERSET PAPER
HARD COVER, YAMATO BINDING
DIMENSIONS (CLOSED) 26.5 X 59 CM