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The Ascot Vale Library Exhibition is up

Last Wednesday I carried my art works into the Library and met MJ, the Community Arts Officer. It was her hard work that enabled this to happen in the Library. And her hard work that made my works look great in the space. She was up and down the ladder quite a few times for each piece.

We decided to group the works thematically. Above the children’s shelves are the reeds and water ribbons.

This photo was taken before they were hung. The little blue postitnotes are gone.

The rock pools and dunes have been hung above the higher adult non-fiction shelves.

I was really delighted at the positive comments staff and library users made as we were hanging them. One staff member remarked on how soothing they were, and they all agreed that it was lovely to have art back on their walls.

I would love to show you how they look now they are hung, but unfortunately Victoria has gone into another lockdown and the Library is closed. I have to make do with peeking through the windows!

As I was walking past one of the librarians hastened to the window and mimed how much she loved the works. That cheered my lockdown heart!

So big thanks to MJ and the others at the Incinerator Art Gallery for giving me this opportunity to show my work to my community, and beyond.


I respectfully acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land on which I live – the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung People of the Kulin Nation, their spirits, ancestors, elders and community members past and present.
I also acknowledge that the rock pools and dunes were inspired by places on lands belonging to the Boon Wurrung people.

9 replies on “The Ascot Vale Library Exhibition is up”

WOW! just WOW! Those are lovely and it is fantastic that they are in a public space where people who might never go to an art exhibition will see them. Having another lockdown which closes the library is a bummer! Say safe, and hopefully before long everyone will be able to see your pictures properly again.

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agree with so many of these comments but also seeing them in their frames, lining up to have a library book searcher, look up – come into the library and notice something new to see…

however, it’s hard right now, for sure – hoping many passerbys on their “daily excerise” see them and know that this on their list of “must see” after lockdwon

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What a shame the library had to close just as your work was displayed but, hopefully, people’s appetite will be whetted by looking through the windows and they’ll be rushing through the doors once they’re open again to admire and maybe to buy.

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