River of Gold

I’ve always loved watching molten metal or solder as it flows to join precious metal. That glistening, shiney, silver colour of liquid as you pour it into your cast. This photo was taken as I poured molten silver into a cuttlefish cast that I had prepared. I just love this photo that captured the moment so well, the photo is by Yanni Dellaportas.

I’ve just purchased a new tough camera to handle the cold, wet and varying weather conditions the Yukon River will deliver. I will be documenting my journey on the River of Gold and look forward to sharing it with you in an exhibition and several public talks.

You can make a very valuable contribution to my journey by making a tax deductible donation to my fundraising campaign ‘Australia to the Arctic’ with the Australian Cultural Fund. All the money raised will be given to me as an arts grant. The grant will be acquitted according to my budget to assist with the direct costs of the residency. Donations close on the 25 July 2017. Please follow this link to make your donation https://australianculturalfund.org.au/projects/australia-to-the-arctic/

Cuttlefish Casting in my studio, photo by Yanni Dellaportas ©

Australia to the Arctic

My  ‘Australia to the Arctic’ fundraising campaign is quickly drawing to its end on the 25 June. Would you please donate to support my participation in the Canadian Wilderness Artists Residency, all donations $2 and over are Tax Deductible.  Please follow this link to make a donation to my project. https://australianculturalfund.org.au/projects/australia-to-the-arctic/

The Australian Cultural Fund is a fundraising platform for Australian artists, it is managed by Creative Partnerships Australia and was established by the Australian Government in 2003 to encourage donations to the arts.  Donations over $2 are tax deductible through the ACF, and supporters get the chance to make a real difference to the work of Australian artists.

I am the first Australian to be selected to participate on the Canadian Wilderness Artist Residency in the Yukon Territory this July and August.  I was chosen from 42 applicants to paddle in sub-arctic Canada 735 kilometres down the Yukon River from Whitehorse to Dawson City, arriving just in time to participate in the Riverside Arts Festival.

Australia to the Arctic Photo
Photo by Sandy Briggs