Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Eco Chic

This is my entry into Eco Chic Exhibition at the Taupo Museum and Art Gallery. It's just about finished. I decided to make it a birdbath and feeder, it will have shallow metal trays in the top for water and food. Not a lot of woodturning in this piece, only the ends are turned then carved to take the steel ties.

Comments welcome, Robbie

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Kawerau Woodskills Festival 2008

I went over to Kawerau yesterday to see the competition and to pick up my entries and looks as though the weekend went pretty well. Quite a few pieces sold this year but unfortunately none of mine, however I did manage to pick up a few prizes.

I have been trying to win the Open Artistic category for quite some time so I am very pleased with the result.

1st in Open Artistic

Highly Commended in Open Artistic

Second in Open traditional

Highly Commended in Open Traditional

Friday, September 12, 2008

Recycled Voyager

Progression of my latest Voyager for the Taupo exhibition. The post that it is sitting on is only temporary, the finished piece will sit on an old fence post. I have coated the wood ends with instant rust to give the appearance that it is all steel.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

October Exhibition at the Taupo Museum and Art Gallery

I have been invited by the Taupo Museum to participate in and exhibition where the art pieces have to be made out of recycled materials.
This piece is going to be one of my voyager series but instead of using wood I will be using the diagonal cross arm supports from old power poles. The pieces of wood on the ends were destined for the fire but this is a better use for the wood, which is Lawson Cypress.
Watch this space for progress pics and info. Cheers, Robbie

Sunday, September 7, 2008

November Exhibition, Art à la Carte

Art à la Carte November 15-16 10am to 5pm Breckenridge Lodge Hawke's Bay New Zealand.
Website for Breckenridge is http://www.breckenridgelodge.co.nz/

We decided to keep the name for this year's exhibition the same as last year.
The Artist lineup for this year so far is

Sue Graham (paintings)
Robbie Graham (Woodturning and outdoor sculptures)
Fiona Tunnicliffe (Clay sculptures)
Hugh Prosser (Decorative and functional tableware)
Russel Evenson (Bronze Sculptures)
Doug Anderson (Wood sculptures)
Mandy Olson (Outdoor clay sculptures)
Gerard McMullan (Stone sculpture)
Ricks Terstappen (Sculpture)

Cheers, Robbie