Saturday, October 28, 2006



To kick off the exhibiting season MoB members, Rebecca, Bibi and Jesika put some work in the JMGQ end of year show, "Glisten". There was a great turnout for the opening but then, it was hard to resist an afternoon at the lovely Marks & Gardner Gallery at Mt Tamborine. Gallery owners Mary Marks and Janene Gardner did a wonderful job of displaying the multitude of work received. And about that work.... such a variety of styles and techniques and all highly executed. Definitely worth the trip! The exhibition is running until 26th November. You can call 07 5545 4992 for gallery details.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Ky Curran - Briz-Vegas

We are all terribly excited here at MoB due to next week's special event. The MoB store will be hosting Briz-Vegas ceramics - a fabulous product launch by local artist and friend of MoB Ky Curran. Ky is just about the most diversely talented and energetic artist around. So it should be one very special event. Just to top it off another friend of MoB and amazingly talented artist Mel Robson will be opening the event.

Here are the details:

Please join
Museum of Brisbane Store
to celebrate the launch of

Briz-Vegas Ceramics
by Ky Curran

to be opened by Ceramic Artist, Mel Robson

Tuesday 31 October 2006
6pm – 8pm

Space 1 and MoB Store
Museum of Brisbane, Ground Floor, City Hall
King George Square, Brisbane

Phone 3403 4355

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Happy 3rd Birthday MoB Workspace

We celebrated our 3rd birthday today with yummy Shingle Inn cakes (choccy and passionfruit of course) and cups of tea. We also formally welcomed Jesika Hanford and Bibi Locke into our group and look forward to working with them both more.
Celebrations continued into the afternoon and evening with the museum staff and an urgent Temperance Union meeting was called. Changes are afoot with the Museum Director, Alice-Anne Boylan taking a 1 year career break to work on the Brisbane Music Festival. We wish her all the best and thank her for all of her support to MoB Workspace these past 3 1/2 years.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Expeditions 2006

Two MoB Workspace residents are entering work in upcoming show and competition at Metalab in Sydney. The exhibition is initiated by our lovely suppliers, A & E Metal Merchants. We think it is great that they are organising a competition for their customers!

Jesika Hanford's beautiful piece is made with st silver and digitally printed fabric carrying images of 2 bridges: Brisbane's Story Bridge and New York's Williamsburg Bridge. Jesika use to live in NY before discovering the bright lights of Brissy. Rebecca Ward's Shark Shards necklace is made from fragments of old louvre glass collected from demolition yards and provides a commentary on global warming.

Expeditions 2006 Opens Thurs 2 Nov 6-8pm, the exhibition runs 3 November- 25 November. Venue details: Metalab

Coincidentally Liana Kabel is also sending new work to Metalab where she stocks her fantastic plastic. So all 3 of us will have our work down there one way or another!

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Our Badgemaking Journey....

Well there you have it - a trail of images showing how the MoB girls do their thang. Bonding over badges as well as providing a great product for the MoB Store to commerate the Miss Australia exhibition. Then there's the crowning cherry on top in that we've made a little money to invest back into the MoB Workspace. It's definitely been an experience and we've learnt a lot along the way. Now we'll take a little breather and then jump back in! Right, girls!?

Monday, October 02, 2006

Oktober Fest

It is an exciting week coming up at MoB with 4 exhibitions opening Thursday 5 October including the Miss Australia Exhibition. We have made some gorgeous Beauty Packs (pocket mirror + badge) to raise money for new workspace equipment. Beauty Packs are available in the MoB Store for $8. More on our thrilling badgemaking adventure soon!

We have also made sure to have plenty of fabulous new jewellery for sale in the MoB Store like these Rivetted Earrings by Jesika Hanford (top left), Chunkyknit Bangles from Liana Kabel (top right), Threads Revisited by Rebecca Ward (bottom left)and City Hall Miander stud earrings from Tracey Milne (bottom right). All the more reason to brave the construction scene at King George Sq and drop in for a visit!