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Lifestyle | Pottery in a barn

 

Happs Pottery in Dunsborough, Western Australia, established in 1978, houses an extensive and impressive ceramics gallery & workshop. Their long held pottery tradition continues to produce beautiful works on a regular basis, with talented potters in residence at the workshop throughout the year - at the ready to share their knowledge, passion and know-how with visitors eager to witness how humble clay becomes sought after ceramic.

On a blustery spring day in September, we were lucky enough to jag a few minutes with master potter, Gary Hambleton. With 40+ years experience at throwing pots, Gary was only too happy to give us a little first hand tour of the workshop and a quick Pottery 101 between spins.

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Exhibition | Beyond the Gilded Cage

Beyond the Gilded Cage is the latest group exhibition currently on display at The Art Space Collective in Scarborough.  Artists featured in this exhibition drew inspiration and creative expression for their works from the words of Stephen King in The Shawshank Redemption...

Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure

Submissions ranging from photography, paintings, etchings, literature, giclee prints, and hand lettering combine to make this exhibition particularly unique and inspiring. I was thrilled to be invited to produce a photographic work for inclusion and even more thrilled that limited edition print 'galah' is keeping company with some of Western Australia's finest.

Beyond the Gilded Cage runs until August 25th.  Please show your support for this dynamic community space by popping down for a visit during gallery hours :: Mo - Fr 10am-2pm.  Contact the Art Space Collective for all art sales enquiries.

Roslyn Nolen

Roslyn Nolen

Beautiful hand lettering by Vanessa Hodge from Ink & Dust Designs

Beautiful hand lettering by Vanessa Hodge from Ink & Dust Designs

Stacey Maroney

Stacey Maroney

Marite Norris

Marite Norris

Denise Rix

Denise Rix

Shaun Tan

Shaun Tan

Shaun Tan

Shaun Tan

Lori Pensini

Lori Pensini

Lori Pensini

Lori Pensini

Ben Frichot

Ben Frichot

David Bromley and Jeremy Strack

David Bromley and Jeremy Strack

Shana James

Shana James


Travel | Bali

Bali is an island of plenty.  It's hot, humid, busy, bright, crazy, scenic and lush. It is the epitome of Yin and Yang and offers the myriad of travellers who grace its shores year round, an escape to a paradise laced with a rich and vibrant culture.  Its modern culinary scene is outstanding and its architecture even more so, though for me, it's the people of Bali that make it a destination worth considering, time and time again.  


Travel | Shacking up in Lancelin

Lancelin.  A mere one hours drive north of Perth lands you in this small, quiet, fishing and surfing town. Dwellings stand tall almost relics of a bygone era, somehow withstanding all that sand, sea-spray, buffeting winds and an onslaught of tourists in the summer months.  Fences are either low or a 'no', all but removing boundaries between neighbours.  It's as simple as it is easy going and I am pretty sure the locals would not have it any other way.

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