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Colours from a Landscape

21 August, 2013

I am currently showing some pigment colour swatches at the Dunedin Botanic Gardens, and in October I am doing a workshop on making paint.   This exhibition was facilitated through the Blue Oyster Gallery in Dunedin.  Also included in the show are some natural pigments on paper – eco prints – and some raw pigment.  The two artworks on paper show colours from Waikari (green)  and Ashley Gorge (pink and green)  in North Canterbury.  Many thanks to Clare Fraser from the Dunedin Botanic Gardens who is in charge of the venue.  I think the colours look fantastic presented on black paper against the lovely red walls of the Information Centre!

The pigment swatches each show a colour found at a specific location which is named on the swatch.

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Appearing below are some of the photos I received from Jaime Hanton, Blue Oyster Gallery, Dunedin, who kindly photographed the show and installed the work for me :

Dunedin Botanics 1

Dunedin Botanics 2

Dunedin botanics 3

Dunedin Botantics 4

This is not my anticipated installation for this show as the initial selection was stolen.  My box was left on the pavement by the courier company and disappeared overnight.  The items in this box were some of those in the photograph shown in the display case, bottom left corner.  If, by any chance, they turn up, I would just love to have them back.  They represent five years research, experiment and recording.  I have given up hope of ever seeing them again, however, and will re-build as much of the information as I can…  Worse things happen, and I ‘count my blessings’.

 

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Dunedin Botanics 6

Shells were traditionally used for paint containers!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. 21 August, 2013 11:41 pm

    Brilliant Celia, welldone but how frustrating to have lost some of your research.

    • 31 August, 2013 11:13 am

      Thanks very much for your comment – I’m busy resurrecting my test book as I have an index. And some photos. Really like your blog.

  2. 25 December, 2015 11:04 am

    Back in 1999 all my samples , photos and yardage were stolen from the post graduate studios at the south Australian school of art. I never saw them again but happily our insurance company compensated me substantially for the loss, which funded my further research. As a result of the theft I decided to focus solely on eucalyptus – which as it happened turned out to be an excellent decision.
    But I’d still like to have all that other research back.

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