We went to a poet and music performance for Scrible Ink at Babushka Cafe. and Dawn pick up her courage to sing 3 songs in front of a small crowd. Scrible Ink is a non-profit organisation for helping the homeless in Ballarat and getting rid of the stigma of the mentally ill.
Reminiscing Dawn’s portraits before she started to paint abstract art
Dawn has wondered what her paintings would be like if she had not embarked on abstract oil paintings. Her university lecturer, now retired, had remarked why Dawn had not continued painting portraits when she entered university. Dawn had a strong portfolio of portraits and landscapes when she presented for her admissions interview. Maybe one day she will, maybe.
Dawn is at the painting stage for the traffic signal boxes project, this time with the Ballarat Migrant Women’s group. All forms submitted and next Tuesday they will be painiing if it is a nice day.
Tomorrow at 6pm will be the opening of the Terrain Exhibition at the Backspace gallery in Camp St, the old police building.
Dawn was the guest speaker at the launch of the Able Art exhibition at the Gallery of Ballarat.
She was talking about the art and disablitilty on the day of the International year of the Disability, and about her guest artist’s role at the workshop for the Ballarat and Inagawa, sister cities art exchange project. It was a pleasant night with the culmination of the exhibition returning to Ballarat.
Dawn had a most wonderful interview with Dr Caroline Ellison from Flinders University who is doing a research on how disability artists go about their creative work. She thought that we were the best example of an artist and mentor couple she has ever met around the world. We were so very happy to be talking to her and hope to cultivate a special relationship with her.