Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Wilson's Lesser Schaffasbok
Characterised by it's diminutive stature and blunt, geometric features, Wilson's Lesser Schaffasbok is surely the most peculiar of the world's antelopes. The Schaffasbok is native to the
lower slopes of South Africa's Drakensberg Mountains where it forages for mushrooms amongst the tall grasses.

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Tait Wilson
Adelaide, Australia

Leave it to Weaver
The weaving pattern represents life, stitch by stitch, circle by circle, the lands, the water and all
living things are connected like family. We are all connected.

Lyn Niemz
Newton, South Australia

Home Sweet Home.

Kellie Campbell
Adelaide, Australia

The International Fauna Dossier describes a schaffas (Marcum-Schaffidius) as a gentle and un-aspiring creature of great mystery. This exhibition will demonstrate the various and complex forms that the schaffas adopts. Each artist was given the blank Schaffa.....

The exhibition was held at Black Sheep Advertising in Rundle Street. Fantastic.

Busy few weeks......

It has been a busy few weeks of late. I had to do a Tutorial Presentation for Art History. So coming from New Zealand I thought it wise to talk about someone I actually knew about. Michael Parekowhai. Above is one of his security guards, Kapa Haka.

This is a ring I am making in my Lost Wax Casting class. The bud - not sure what the heck it actually is - has a natural claw setting! I am going to cast it in silver and put something sparkly on it.

Max with his Elvis hair style. We had an incredible lunch out at 'The Greek' in Halifax Street in the city. The most deeeeeeeeeeeeeelicous food ever. Picture this, tasty Greek sausages on a bed of rocket with grilled orange quarters that had been soaked in ouzo. Put it all together, amazing.

This is a sample of a bowl I am making for one of my jewellery classes. We have to make a 'wire object'. It is hopefully going to be a lot bigger than the sample. And I was inspired by my favourite jeweller of all time - Julie Blyfield.

Cooper finally lost one of his front teeth.

The boys and I went to a SALA exhibition by two friends at Tafe. Anna and Margaret made these hands out of clay and plaster. They were in one of the cells at the old Adelaide Gaol. Wonderful stuff.

The truly wonderful Monty gave the boys a book called "How to be an explorer of the world". The idea is to document and observe the world as if you have never seen it before. There are lots of projects and you write your results in the book. This photo is for Exploration #41 - Found Faces. You have to document any naturally occurring faces, in plumbing parts, fixtures, nature, human-made objects, in the clouds etc. Great fun.

whats up doc?

I just love this little green guy. Had to find props for a photography shoot, what better than a furry green rabbit. The chain I made last sememster. We were shooting our jewellery in a Digital Photography class....of course.