Thanks to Redcliffe Council Gallery to have my artworks for a month exhibition! 3 – 28 July 2018.
Let me share the blurb of this exhibition.
Correction: moved to Australia permanently 2001, NOT 2010.
Batik is an ancient textile art that requires the combination of agile hand skills and a creative mind.
In this exhibition, Behind The Brain, I explore themes of marriage, loss and terminal illness.
Through color, shape and pattern these works express the tears, pain, hurt, regret, love and strength of 17 years marriage that ended tragically when my husband died to cancer that spread to the brain in 2014.
Through contemporary batik paintings I’ve been learned the meaning of patience, perseverance, focus, endurance, vision and solitude.
It was not an easy decision to show my artworks publicly, as it reveals my hidden personal life. I had no choice to escape from my marriage.
I purposely NOT to share photos of my artwork as I plan to have more exhibitions for Behind The Brain.**
Finally I could sit down and do a little update about hedaBATIK’s activity. It’s been quiet in the term of public works but some artworks has been created.
I think it’s so privilege to share about Ancient Art of Batik in Woodford 2017. Back in 26 December 2017 until 1 January 2018, I managed to host 6 days batik workshop!! It was fantastic week, every day was full on as the workshop was booked out. I really thank to you who did more than one batik workshop during Woodford Festival! Thank you to my sons who gave huge supports, involved and assisted to make the workshop went well.
I thank to the best organisers of Woodford Festival!!
You’re so amazing, the level of professional event management were so friendly and so supportive, I found everything was above and beyond, the whole atmosphere during the festival was incredibly wonderful.
batik workshop at woodford
Everyday was interesting day! Everyday was booked out. The workshop was full on with excitements – we did know how to create a beautiful mess!
Personally for my highlight was, I experienced camping for the first time! The first night was so wet and stormy night!!
If it is not wet and muddy or dusty and dry – well, no point to go to Woodford Festival!!