Joint exhibition at Lorraine Pilgrim gallery

August 09, 2016

The Quiet Observers  is a joint exhibition of 3 artists whose works are thoughtful observations of the world around them.

Exhibition is being opened by Susi Muddiman OAM at Lorraine Pilgrim Gallery, Southport on the 8th October, 2016

 

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Graceville Wunderkammers

July 15, 2016

My bronze sculptures entitled the Graceville Wunderkammers have been installed as part of a Brisbane City Council Suburban Centre Improvement Project at Honour Avenue, Graceville.

I was commissioned by the Council Urban Planning Dept to collaborate with the local community to create two artworks which reflected the curatorial rationale of ‘Showtime’.  Emerging in the 16th century, the Wunderkammer (cabinet of curiosities) included objects belonging to natural history, geology, social history, religious or historical relics, works of art and antiquities. It was regarded as a microcosm or a theatre of the world, and a theatre of the memory. These cabinets served as a status symbol, provided entertainment, were precursors to museums and receptacles of a people’s history both imagined and real. These Wunderkammers are filled with objects belonging to the social and natural history of the Graceville area and it’s people. It is meant to invoke memories, engage conversation and summon narratives of both past and present. There are stories hidden in each object.

Huge thanks to Chalkos Fine Art Foundry for their expertise and collaboration. Photo credits Carl Warner

 

Graceville Wunderkammer 1 - Deb Mostert 2016 Bronze

Graceville Wunderkammer 1 – Deb Mostert 2016 Bronze

Graceville Wunderkammer 1 - detail Deb Mostert 2016 Bronze

Graceville Wunderkammer detail Deb Mostert 2016 Bronze

Graceville Wunderkammer detail Deb Mostert 2016 Bronze

Graceville Wunderkammer 2 Deb Mostert 2016 Bronze

Graceville Wunderkammer 2 Deb Mostert 2016 Bronze

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Finalist Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2016

May 23, 2016

The idea of a migratory bird burdening itself with a collection of vintage airline bags is ridiculous. But then so is the thought that a migratory bird should not be allowed to make a journey with all its meagre possessions from its land to another land, so it can raise its young in safety.

 

The opening for the Sunshine Coast Art Prize is 1st September and the exhibition runs until the 2nd of October at the Caloundra Regional Gallery, Caloundra.

'We travel a lot so collecting these made sense' Bartailed Godwit Vintage Airline bags 46 x 61 cm watercolour

‘We travel a lot so collecting these made sense’ Bartailed Godwit Vintage Airline bags 46 x 61 cm watercolour

 

 

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Finalist Moreton Bay Regional Art Awards 2016

Terra Australis watercolour 46 x 61 cm

Terra Australis watercolour 46 x 61 cm

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awarded best painting Ipswich Art Awards 2016

'I collect to impress the girls' Greater Bowerbird Sticks and Stones  46 x 62 cm watercolour

‘I collect to impress the girls’ Greater Bowerbird Sticks and Stones 46 x 62 cm watercolour

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overseas travel

February 17, 2016

I am heading to Ukraine for 3 weeks in March and The Netherlands for the 4 weeks of April. It will be both a challenging and recharging time and I hope to do much drawing and documenting while travelling. You can follow along if you like on Instagram and Facebook.

 

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Drawing Dogs for Ukraine fundraiser

the whole story is here….. 20 days, 104 dogs and a few cats later

https://debmostertartist.atavist.com/drawingdogsforukraine

how tohow to 2

 

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Public art sculpture

My work continues in collaboration with Chalkoz Art Foundry to produce large scale sculptures for the Brisbane City Council. Fabrication will be finalised in the next few weeks with the installation happening in mid May. It’s been a year in the making and still under wraps but the full story will be told in due course.

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wax positives floating in the tank

 

 

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People – Places

December 05, 2015

3 works have been curated into a group exhibition at the Ipswich Art Gallery entitled People- Places.

Exhibition held from the 5th January – 23rd January with a ‘drinks with the artists’ evening on the 22nd January from 5.30 p.m.

 

Terra Australis 2  2015  82  x 102 cm watercolour and oil pencil

Terra Australis 2 2015 82 x 102 cm watercolour and oil pencil

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Summer Group Show

I will have two works in the Summer Group Exhibition show at Lorraine Pilgrim Gallery opening Saturday 12th December and running until 30th January 2016.

Studio 87, Ridgeway Avenue, Southport

‘Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones’ Migrant Sand Piper 2015 oil on linen 71 x 81 cm

'Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones' Migrant Sand Piper 2015 oil on linen 71 x 81 cm

‘Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones’ Migrant Sand Piper 2015 oil on linen 71 x 81 cm

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