Just a quick post to cover the last day of my time as a resident at The Artery, in Warrnambool (Sunday 4 December 2016).
This week has been culturally rich and so much fun – and the fun continued to be offered as I packed my workshop materials into a car that was already filled with the 42 framed works and other material used in the Mind Drawing Children’s Stories exhibition. It was a bit like a game of Tetras.
I was invited to a garden party at the residence, for the Jones family reunion; however, I was dressed in travelling clothes and keen to return to my loved ones at home so I graciously declined.
Before leaving Warrnambool, I visited a couple of exhibitions I had had to miss because they coincided with my own event at Blarney Books and Art at Port Fairy (1/2 an hour away).
All throughout the week I’d heard people excitedly asking each other, “Are you going to Maddy Peters opening on Saturday night?”
Madeleine Peters is a (well-liked) young Warrnambool artist and this was her first solo exhibition in her hometown since winning an award (sorry, but I don’t know which).
While there, I peeked through the window to glimpse some of the Coaster Exhibition in Swizzy’s gallery next door. (I’ve since learnt that both of my coasters sold and both won prizes!)
Then began the long trip home with happy thoughts and an audiobook version of Hamlet in my CD player and the Australian Writers’ Centre podcast, So You Want To Be A Writer, downloaded on my phone.