Saturday, September 22, 2012

It's show time!


It's finally here, well just about around the corner, our exhibition at the Damien Minton Gallery Annex Space. damienmintongallery.com.au/

We have made our own individual letterpress invitations using our 100 year old Gordon Platen Press, we are really happy with them, their different and unique, collectors item. A brush of paint and a running man, just about sums us up!


My paintings and poetry are all about getting through winter, with still life arrangements brought together in chaotic and figurative abstract compositions where objects become consumed and heightened by the use of colour. It's the ideal, where my poetry is the reality.

All my work is autobiographical and is concerned with the psychological and seasonal landscape in which I live at Hill End, Central Tablelands NSW.

This series of paintings is called The Wattle Room - Winter's resolve
1. Last years summer roses etched in ice - Oil on canvas W 52cm x H 41cm 2011  $1,750

2. I'm suspended in my elbow of words - Oil on canvas W 52cm x H 41cm 2012 $1,750 SOLD
3. Winters' resolve - oil on canvas W 62cm x H 51cm 2011 $1,900 SOLD
4. Green grass persisting to remain awake for an hour - Oil on canvas W 52cm x H 41cm 2012 $1,750
5. Preening the clotted quilt for violets - oil on canvas W 62cm x H 51cm 2012 $1,900
6. Outside the little hedge leaves have turned quite yellow - oil on canvas W 52cm x H 41cm 2011 $1,750
7. Rented Autumn - Oil on canvas W 62cm x H 51cm 2011 $1,900
8. The violets are pushing up through the stones - Oil on canvas W 52cm x H 41cm 2011 $1,750
9. A polite storm grazing at the edges Oil on canvas W 102cm x H 102cm 2012 $2,400 SOLD
10. Patch together forget me nots - Oil on canvas W 62cm x H 51 cm 2011 $1,900
11. Centimetre by bright centimetre - Oil on canvas W 62cm x H 51cm 2011 $1,900
12. This or that, never grey - Oil on canvas W 62cm x H 51cm 2011 $1,900 SOLD

13. Cherries signing papers Oil on canvas W 91cm x H 91cm 2012 $2,300
14. Portent of the englarged thought - Oil on canvas W 91cm x H 91cm 2012 $2,300

15. I want to hold you like a waterbottle full of salmon sun Oil on canvas W52cm x H 41cm 2012    $1,750 SOLD
16. Ticking soft seconds in tidal yellow Oil on canvas W 52cm x H 41cm 2012   $1,750
17. The Wattle Room - Winters still life - drawings, watercolour and letterpress on somerset satin 2011 $1,450

Myths, written in a margin
Copperplate photogravures by Bill Moseley

Bill's photography refers to impressions of his life in Hill End, a village set in the margins of rural life and small town suburbia.

The work is photographed in the landscape around Hill End and Bill makes clay sculptures and then places them as props.
The pack 2 - Copperplate photogravure on somerset satin W 60cm x H 50cm 2011
 Framed $1,200    unframed $1,000   Edition of 20
Lonely traveller - copperplate photogravure printed on somerset satin W 75cm x H 50cm 2011
 Framed $1,700      unframed $1,500  Edition of 20

The Grove - copperplate photogravure printed on somerset satin W 60 cm x H 50cm 2011
Framed $1,200   unframed  $1,000  Edition of 20
Running Man - copperplate photogravure printed on somerset satin W 75 cm x H 50cm 2011
Framed $1,700  unframed $1,500  Edition of 20
Pool 2 -  Coperplate photogravure printed on somerset satin W 60cm x H 50cm 2011
Framed $1,200  unframed $1,000  Edition of 20
The Pack 1 - Copperplate photogravure printed on somerset satin W 38cm x H 34cm 2011
Framed $900  unframed $750  Edition of 20
Pool 1 - Copperplate photogravure on somerset satin W 75cm x H 50cm 2011
Framed $1,700  unframed $1,500  Edition of 20 SOLD
Dark Shelter - Copperplate photogravure on somerset satin W 62cm x H 52cm 2011
Framed $1,200  unframed $1,000     Edition of 20
Encounter - Copperplate photogravure on somerset satin W 53cm x H 43cm 2011
Framed $1,200   unframed $1,000  Edition of 20
Pack 3 - Copperplate photogravure on somerset satin W 75cm x  H 50cm 2011
Framed $1,700  unframed $1,500   Edition of 20


Spirits - Copperplate photogravure on somerset satin W 53cm x H 43cm 2011
Framed $1,200   unframed $1,000  Edition of 20
Visitor - Copperplate photogravure on somerset satin W60cm x H 50cm 2011
Framed $1,200   unframed $1,000   Edition of 20
Decline - Copperplate photogravure on somerset satin W60cm x H 50cm 2011
Framed $1,200   unframed $1,000   Edition of 20
We found a really really terrific shop the other day...
called BEAUTIFUL PAGES concept store.

Beautiful pages was created out of a love and obsession of books, paper and all things related to art and design.

They have an online store selling beautiful printed graphic design and related books and material.
So if your near 114 Oxford Street Darlinghurst between a Tuesday - Saturday 11.oo am - 7.oo pm then drop in, its a visual inspiring treat.

Phone : 02 9356 2331 or if you are not nearby you can easily find them online www.beautifulpages.com.au
I have never grown them before in my garden and that is tulips. But last Autumn I took the plunge and planted these vibrant flame coloured ones, because I thought this burst of colour at the end of winter will be just the tonic I'd need. It did the trick and every day they are like jewels in the garden, so now I am hooked on bulbs, I really thought they would be difficult to grow but alas they just effortlessly do their own thing.

So I am signing off now, I feeling very buoyant and sparky with the Spring warmth zipping around the garden, one would say elevated!
Image by Collette Saint Yves
CONTACT GENEVIEVE AND BILL
HILL END PRESS info@hillendpress.com.au
or visit our website at hillendpress.com.au or
blog.vogueliving.com.au/ 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Fremantle print award

This year Bill has been selected for the Fremantle Print Award with his photogravure on copperplate with the image titled  'Raquel at Hawkins Hill'.

This image was done using two plates called a Duotone which was quite a feat in itself registering the colours, the two plates were created to achieve  depths of colour.
If you have the chance pop in and have a look!

Abc radio interview Yay

Last weekend we were both interviewed by Angela Owens of the ABC radio about our art, Open Studio Day and our coming exhibition at Damien Minton Gallery Annex Opening Tuesday night 6pm - 8pm   9th October 2012.

Angela was assisted with her colleague Skye and Tom Thompson whom spoke about the history of the artists here at Hill End and his collection. Tom  and his wife Elizabeth are currently restoring one of the evocative 1870 cottages in Hill End.


You can hear it on http://www.abc.net.au:80/local/audio/2012/09/14/3590471.htm
Yoga Rabbit


Green bird
We also have printed and sent off a beautiful selection of letterpress stationery which is now available in the National Library shop in Canberra.

Open Studio Day was again a big success and all the people that attended were such a delightful crowd whom so enjoyed the enthusiasm and effort that the artists are putting into Hill End today. Keeping the tradition of arts strongly alive and active.

The sun shone on the day like you wouldn't believe and it was just perfect weather to walk around our very pretty town.

I have been in the garden again and nearing the end of digging up, it seems like hundreds and hundreds of artichokes in a very small area of dirt, quite astounding how these have multiplied.

I love them in the summer time when they grow tall and sway in the wind with a yellow flower resembling a sunflower, which is the family they are related to but the time has come for a change as they really do over take everything. I'm sure I will miss a few and they will spring up again, but just a few is fine and I can keep on top of it.

Finished another painting the other day, well I think it's finished, or I've just declared it's finished as it's been a wrestle from the word go. But it's a curious one and a bit of a change from the others. So I will leave it looking curious and leave it to breathe its own personality.

The studio has had another 3 loads of gravel loaded onto the base and leveled out, but you know it needs more so all in all it will be about 10 truck loads to form a base for the slab. We have found out that we don't have to leave it to long to settle before the concrete is poured which is a relief are we are so keen to have this up and running before the next winter. Aiming at it being our Christmas present!


Saturday, September 1, 2012

It's here again - Whoop de doo



So many of the artists studio's will be opening all details can be seen on hillendartscouncil.blogspot.com it really is a terrific day, so grab your arty friends
and not so arty friend because they will love it too and nanna. ( I think Bill did a great job in designing the flyer).

On blog.vogueliving.com.au you can see the beautiful photo shoot of our home by the talented Australian based New York photographer Martyn Thompson www.martynthompsonstudio.com/ for July/August issue of vogue Living.

Our home will be part of the Open Day October 14th 2012 where 10 unique buildings within our historic gold rush village will be open to the public.

From humble miners cottages ( 2 of which are used as residencies for the Hill End Artist in Residence Program in conjunction with the Bathurst Regional Art Gallery), to the rather more substantial Craigmoor house, as well as churches and more. It's a really great day to add on the list.
Lounge that becomes our total world in winter
Kitchen showing one of my paintings that will be in the exhibition  at the Damien Minton Gallery Annex Redfern Opening night 6.00pm 9th October, details further down the blog!
Kitchen with my favourite colour green
Some of my embroidery, this was done on my grandmothers tablecloth and  hangs in the bathroom


Red red soil


STUDIO STARTED Also more good news we have started building our studio which will become a warmer and much more comfortable area to print with underfloor heating, I think I will live in there for winter!

Doesn't look like much at the moment, bit it will house all our old presses and a painting area for me, can't quite believe its actually happening.

This week Thommo with the backhoe placed gravel down for the slab to be poured onto, a few more truckloads and this will be complete, then a little bit longer to rest.
Deadline: Christmas

To add more to the list we have produced these beautiful wedding invitations done on sumptuous museum german board which gives an impression of type nestling in bed. We are creating a new range of wedding invitations and packages which by Christmas we should have up an running with a new website for Hill End Press.

We are running running running so will post that up soon too!

Bill has done the edition of 50 prints of Angry Penguins in photogravure for sale through the Print Council of Australia and is working on a new project which will be revealed soon.

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SAVE THE DATE -  Coming up very soon is our 

exhibition at Damien Minton Gallery Annex 583 Elizabeth Street Redfern
 Opening night Tuesday 6.pm   9th October and finishing Saturday 13th October.
                               Photogravures and paintings 
Myths, written in a margin by Bill Moseley and Winters' Resolve by moi 
Running Man - Photogravure printed on Somerset Satin edition 10
Traveller - Photogravure
Pool - Photogravure
Portent of the enlarged thought - Oil on Canvas



The Violets are pushing up through the stones - oil on canvas

             Will post up work very soon, but here is a preview.

Outside the little hedge leaves have turned quite yellow oil on canvas



To top it off, we will get down to food,
this recipe I have cooked I don't know how many times, but it's the best recipe and you can't stop at one piece, its divine. It's beautiful because you roast the nuts before chopping them, if you have a kitchen whizz or processor you can chop them in this, but I don't and I hand chop them all which is lovely smelling the aroma as I do. I got this handy tip from Maggie Beer.
        
           ORANGE AND ALMOND CAKE

OVEN 200
2 LARGE ORANGES
(Boil gently for 1 hour) Cool, de-pip and pith
6 eggs separated
225gms almonds
1 cup of castor sugar
1 teaspoon of baking powder

 METHOD
Butter and flour a loose base tin line with baking paper ( I just used a round cake tin, canola spray and baking per on base)

Boil fruit, cool and chop roughly and dpulverise ( If its's very wet add in 2 tablespoons of white breadcrumbs with almonds, I have never done this I really like the moisture in the cake.

Place the almonds in a tin in the oven for 4 - 5minutes to roast.

When ready bring out to cool.

Whip egg whites to peaks adding 2 tablespoons of castor sugar to firm mix.

In a separate bowl beat egg yolks and 1 cup of sugar till its pale.

Finely chop the almonds, the perfume from roasting will excite you about the end result.

Fold in gently the egg whites

Then bake for 60 minutes add a quarter of an hour if wet in the centre after 45 minutes.

I find that I place a sheet of aluminium foil on top of the cake about 20 minutes into the cooking as it can burn easily and then I pull the cake out at about 55 minutes, so it depends on ovens.
Cool in the tin and then present on plate, very very yummy.

I wish we had a photograph but we ate it too quickly but it's so worth baking!

The best news is its warming up here at Hill End, the bulbs are striding forth and white blossoms of the plum trees are going gang busters and the flys are starting to bang against the windows!. 


So what's ahead next month, well our exhibition, Open studio day, Open house day, keep designing a new range of letterpress wedding invites, garden garden garden, grow grow grow, paint paint paint, stay sane, remember to breathe, give our wonder dog quite a few pats on the way because she's going to wonder why these two people are buzzing by her constantly, print Maggy Todds' beautiful story and Sheila Carrolls drawing about her horse into an artists book for her, before Christmas long overdue Finish off the new range of letterpress stationery. 


 Get the studio up, tax, finish reading my book The Fourty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak, this is quelching my strong NEEDand DESIRE to go to Instanbul at the moment and I'm breathing in some sufi ism and some whirling dervishes. Personally I think I'm fully whirling at the moment. 


I had three moments of Instanbul the other week, one was at the ARt Gallery of NSW where one of the artworks went on about finding Instabul, on my pinterest sight everywhere was Instanbul and something else happen but it aludes me now, it will come back. So these are signs to finally go and see the Hagia Sofia that I was so taken with art Art School.