The year long Calendar Girls project curated by the partners at Gray Street Workshop is nearly coming to a close, with the final jeweller, Leslie Matthews, featured on GSW social media this month.
I was ‘January’, and if you missed it, follow this link (or refer to my previous post). Calendar Girls – Leonie Westbrook
I will also post the time lapse videos, prose and images on lonejeweller at a later date.
To end the project, there is what promises to be an unmissable exhibition showing a handful of works from each of the 12 Calendar Girls participants . I had a sneaky look at some of the work when I delivered my own to the gallery on the weekend, and can not wait to see it all displayed.
Here is details of the exhibition and opening event on 3rd March 6- 8pm …
For all of January I am being featured as part of Gray Street Workshops Calendar Girls project. Follow the link below to see my first time lapse video, images and some writing. GSW will post more during the month.
Calendar Girls – Leonie Westbrook
In GSW own words…. ‘Calendar Girls is a year-long project celebrating the practices of 12 talented alumni and current tenants of Gray Street Workshop that have contributed to its rich history. The project culminates in The Calendar Girls exhibition held in our gallery during the 2016 Adelaide Festival.’
This was such an interesting project to be part of, we were given a time lapse camera for a month each plus a number of questions to respond to in relation to the theme To capture an often over looked aspect of the making process; the detail and intimacy of time.
In some ways it was quite confronting, it being rare for me to share my making head/space with others and in such a close proximity. Surprisingly, I revelled in writing in response to the questions asked by GSW, yet I found beginning the shooting of the time lapse caused anxiety, followed by some doubt and questioning of my processes, which was totally unexpected as I had been looking forward to this . So turns out this project was as much an insight into my practice for me as it is for anyone else.