May 31, 2013

hi, i'm back ... over the jetlag ... will post some photos soon of america but until that happens here is something else ...
On wednesday night there was a show on ABC called HEAD FIRST an episode titled 'The Lost Boys'
The program was filmed here in Yirrkala and has some of our / mine co-workers and friends in it - DJ and Ruby in particular as well as one of the prints I made with DJ and the printspace and the art centre and it so it is good to see altho maybe a bit sad and revealing too
heres the link -  ABC iview

May 3, 2013

M A C H N I K   M A G I C

Here are the photos of the week with Paul and Bess and Tacee at our print space
we had a great week.  Paul got busy getting the artists to try his new (to us) techniques with a white ground and drypoint on aluminium ... Bess got busy taking photos (thank you Bess) and Tacee got to see another print studio and how things can happen in remote areas ... we did take them out on the boat too and for a couple of bbq's and beach time but mostly we made them work,  work,  work ....!

Gunybi made some amazing portraits

Nyapanyapa and Dhapanbal
 keeping an eye on the proceedings ...

Nonggirrnga with the white ground and then looking at the proofs
yes  she likes !

the lovely Dhapanbal


Iggy gets busy too !
Paul talking about it all to Dhapanbal, Tacee and Gayili

working hard 

Nyapsie made two prints - one with her hands and one with her feet 
Nonggirrnga approves her teacup print 
Nyapsie, me and Tacee

Dhurrmurrwuy got in on the action

pulling a proof and posing
more posing - with Glenn from the MCA

A N D then tomorrow I leave with Djirrirra to America !   We have two weeks at the Tamarind Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico learning the fine art of lithography !!!  Truly amazing times - so busy I can hardly keep up but good things,  good things ....