Thursday, February 3, 2011

Mirka Mora....colour......

I've been offline too long...... combination of family visits and also blogger / computer issues. Recently my friends Julia and Dot visited the Heide Gallery to see the Mirka Mora exhibition. What a treat!!! Such a vibrant, exciting artist. If you live in Melbourne this exhibition is well worth the visit and they have so many other wonderful artists exhbiting in their three galleries at the moment. "Angel Fishing" 2004 courtesy William Mora Gallery.

courtesy William Mora Gallery.


The Heide Gallery originates from an old dairy, built in the 1880's-1890's which was purchased by John and Sunday Reed in 1934. The Reed's were passionate supporters of Australian art and culture . Artists were encouraged to live and work on their property....quite a bohemian lifestyle from all that I read. This group of artists became know as the "Heide Circle". Mirka Mora, after immigrating to Australia from France often frequented Heide and much of her work in this exhibition was gifted to John and Sunday. It was lovely to visit her exhibition in the home that so many noted Australian artists and herself had painted and lived. Gave the exhibition a more intimate feel.



I have been doing a little stitching....after visiting Kaite's blog I made some blocks for the Queensland Flood Victims. I am hoping these bright and cheery fabrics will brighten someones home. Queensland is having such a terrible time of it lately, first the floods and now cyclone Yasi.

I have had a visitor down from Queensland recently also. We visited the Daylesford area, so will have some lovely to upload and share soon. Many beautiful galleries and artists in that area of Victoria, so I cam home abuzz with inspiration.


BE STILL
AND LET THE BEAUTY COME

-SARK-

Have an enjoyable week.


Jacky xox


22 comments:

Notjustnat said...

It sounds like you had a lovely time with your friend. I have always wanted to visit the Heide Gallery, but haven't yet gone there. Those quilt blocks are lovely and bright. They will be well revived - Hugs Nat

Jenxo said...

such beautiful blocks Jacky, they will defibnately brighten someones life...look forward to seeing your daylesford pics, such a pretty area. Havent visisted the Heide Gallery, looks like a fantastic exhibition....

La Dolce Vita said...

yes I have a couple of blogger friends in QLD and have not heard from them, hope they are ok ...
great show and your quilts are so lively!

Marilyn Rock said...

Great time with your friend Jackie; thanks or sharing. Love your stitching! Thoughts and prayers with people effected by the awful weather!

Robin Olsen said...

The blocks are beautiful and I'm sure they would brighten anyone's day.

Dot said...

Hi Jacky
Good to see a blog post from you! I am glad you had a nice time with your friend from Queensland. Thanks for sharing the Mirka Mora photo's - I loved going to the exhibtion with you and Julia.
And your quilt pieces for the flood victims are gorgeous and will brighten up someone's homes beautifully.
Dot xx

art spirit said...

Love the Mirka Mora paintings! Thanks so much for sharing everything. You quilt piece is so colorful and bright. Loved seeing your art day and all the painting!
We just did something similar here in CA!

karen said...

Im glad you are back I was worried about you with all the floods etc..

crayonsencore said...

Hi Jacky,
These are just beautiful. I especially love the first two. There is a sense of line and color field that really appeals to me.

lynne h said...

hiya jacky... nice to see you pop up! been thinking about you. i love the angel fishing from the boat... and your blocks... xoxo

Julia said...

Hi Jacky,
Great post...LoVe your quilt squares!!! and that you bought the fabric especially so it was the latest and nice bright colours for sunny queenslanders...What a wonderfully thoughtful person you are.
I hope you are okay?, as I saw an evacuation for your area last night due to the torrential Melbourne rains???...xx..julia

Hoola Tallulah said...

Hello Jacky and welcome back! Your photos from the Heide gallery are beautiful, nice to see some inspiration art from across the pond. I am loving your quilt blocks for the flood victims too, will certainly bring some much needed cheer to a family or two. I must whip up a couple myself, thanks for the reminder... <3

Deborah said...

Lovely quilt blocks! They will definitely cheer someone up!

grrl + dog said...

I've been a fan of Mirka since the early seventies when she was doing soft sculpture..

never knew she was part of the Heide group though...

By the Bluegrass said...

Love the quilting! And, keeping our friends from down under in my thoughts!
xo,
Sena

Jeana Marie said...

Lovely blocks and sounds like you've had a lovely time - I do hope you fared ok in the recent floods (were they close to your property?), been thinking about you. xo, Jeana

ArtPropelled said...

Your quilt will certainly put a smile on someones face. Such cheerful colours! I love the look of Mirka Mora's art. Off to follow the links.

Philippa said...

Hi Jacky - so pleased you are back home. Shame your absence couldn't have been for better reasons - hope that all is going as well as it can for you all. Just love the Mirka Mora paintings. When we were in Melbourne a couple of years ago I hunted high and low for her autobiography before I found it. Such an interesting woman - thanks for sharing the exhibition. Looking forward to seeing the boro quilt.... Take care. Philippa

Jen Crossley said...

The quilt blocks are reallu beautiful Jacky im sure they will be loved.

T said...

what a fantastic day out, I hope to get to this show within the next few months too.

and your patchwork squares are great

xt

Judy Martin said...

Jacky
It is always so uplifting to visit your blog. Thank you for the Mirka Mora pieces, she is a new artist for me.
Your quilt blocks (and all your work actually) are so uplifting and cheerful - I absolutely loved the painted cloth that you and your friends made in the previous posts.

Em said...

....and to add on to your beautiful quote....then mirror that beauty to all who are looking and blessed to behold! Love the string quilt....I am playing with the idea of adding to my current project..HMMMMMM