Wednesday, July 13, 2016

An Afternoon of Exhibitions

Thank you to Shelley, our U.K. tutor at Winter School, who emailed to say there was a Journey exhibition relating to our class, at the City Library, Flinders Lane in Melbourne.
 "BORDERLESS - the story of a two wheeled adventure" by Alex Hotchin.
Europe to SE Asia by bicycle.

 Hand drawn concertina books of his adventures.

 Starting in Scotland and finishing in Cambodia.
 Each section was represented by beautiful pen and ink drawings, showing where he visited on the way.  These drawings showed he had a sense of humour with his travelling memories.
 Also at the Library, these painted books were on show.
 "Who says you can't draw in a book".
I then went to the NGV Fed Square, to see this display 
3 of the posters.

 Coming down the stairs noticed this orchid......
.........made from coloured pencils and their shavings.

2017 Winter School, 4 of us have booked a class on Paper Felting.
A form of Korean Joomchi.
I did the rounds of the art shops in the city today trying to find Kohzo (Korean) and Hanji (Japanese) papers. Found a few plain sheets at different shops. These patterned sheets are Kohzo, made of plant fibres.
When I was in Seoul, Korea, last year I bought several sheets of handmade papers at Namadam Market, if only I had known!!! 


  1. I am going to the city on Friday (lunch at Chloes) so thanks for the info about the exhibition at City Library - almost next door! I wandered into a paper shop in Namadam market in Seoul but was just disappointed it was not fabric!

  2. I loved the 'Journey' photos. They would be great in real life. Thank you for sharing. The search for plant fibre papers is a challenging one!

  3. Interesting exhibition and the flower is very clever.