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Ecologically Sustainable Annandale 2011

1-29 October 2011 Free Mon-Fri:9.30am-8pm, Sat:9.30am-4pm, Sun:10am-4pm, Closed Mon 3 Oct
Leichhardt Library, Italian Forum, Norton Street, Leichhardt
Eco-Annandale is an annual exhibition supported by Ramin Communications

List of Works in order of display.

  1. blue multistrand necklace with small screenNeo-plastic Nudibranch Neckpiece (2011)

    This wearable work is made out of plastic bags as well as bits and pieces that I've collected - mostly plastic, some pearls. They have been combined with a USB that features images of amazing sea creatures called nudibranchs. These creatures are incredibly diverse in colour and form – different species live in different waters all over the world.

    This piece draws an association between the plastic waste floating in the water (often washed into waterways through stormwater drains) and the impact this has on the species that live there. By mimicking the form of precious jewellery, the work asks the wearer - what do we place value on?

    Michelle Genders

    Price: $500

  2. water droplets on pink flowers with strappy leavesRaindrops in Spring Town Garden and Autumnal Mountain: Raindrops in Spring-1

    Gentle spring raindrops formed a crystal necklace on this pink rock orchid (Thelychiton kingianus).
    15 September 2011, Rozelle

    Fujiko Watt

    20.5 cm x 20.5 cm (unframed)
    35.5 x 35.5 cm (framed).
    $60 (Matted and framed*), $25(photograph only).

  3. water droplets on pale pink orchid sprayRaindrops in Spring Town Garden and Autumnal Mountain: Raindrops in Spring-2

    Spring raindrops on fragrant white rock orchid flowers (Thelychiton speciosus). The droplets evaporate quickly in the warm sun.
    15 September 2011, Rozelle

    Fujiko Watt

    20.5 cm x 20.5 cm (unframed)
    35.5 x 35.5 cm (framed).
    $60 (Matted and framed*), $25(photograph only).

  4. branch with seed head and autumnal leavesRaindrops in Spring Town Garden and Autumnal Mountain: Raindrops in Autumn-1

    Autumnal rain filled in dried flower cups of white meadowsweet (Spiraea betulifolia Pall.) before falling down to the soft mountain soil.
    18th of September 2006, Mt. Daisetsu National Park in Hokkaido, a northern island of Japan

    Fujiko Watt

    20.5 cm x 20.5 cm (unframed)
    35.5 x 35.5 cm (framed).
    $60 (Matted and framed*), $25(photograph only).

  5. water drops on autumn leaves against misty forestRaindrops in Spring Town Garden and Autumnal Mountain: Raindrops in Autumn-2

    Autumnal rain and mist formed round spheres like transparent berries on coloured leaves of Sorbus matsumurama (one of Japanese Rowans) . The rowans or mountain-ashes is a deciduous tree of the Rose family. White flowers bloom in summer time and the red berries in autumn are made into a beautiful red fruit liquor.
    18th of September 2006, Mt. Daisetsu National Park in Hokkaido, a northern island of Japan.

    Fujiko Watt

    20.5 cm x 20.5 cm (unframed)
    35.5 x 35.5 cm (framed).
    $60 (Matted and framed*), $25(photograph only).

  6. I have been interested for some time in how to depict the flow of water in a medium like linocut that lacks the fluidity of oils or water colour. Urban waterways like Johnston’s Creek, now confined within the walls of a stormwater channel, seem to provide a metaphor for this dilemma. - Sue Toohey

    linocut monochrome print of a bridge over a creekFootbridge over Johnston's Creek

    Sue Toohey Linocut print, water based ink on Canson water-colour paper.
    Image size 15cm X 20cm.
    $60 unframed

  7. linocut colour print of a bridge over a creekFootbridge over Johnston's Creek II

    Sue Toohey
    Multi-coloured linocut print with some additional hand colouring, water based ink and water colour on Canson water-colour paper.
    Image size 15cm X 20cm
    $60 unframed (SOLD)

  8. linocut monochrome print of a creekJohnston's Creek

    Sue Toohey
    Linocut print, water based ink on Canson water-colour paper.
    Image size 21cm X 15cm.
    $60 unframed

  9. linocut colour print of a creekJohnston's Creek II

    Sue Toohey
    Hand coloured linocut print on Canson water colour paper.
    Image size 21cm X 15cm.
    $60 unframed.

  10. The shadows are more visible than these fish in Johnstons CreekThe shadows are more visible than these fish in Johnston's Creek

    Susanne Martain
    Price: $100 (unframed)

  11. red clay water pipes(1971)

    Merrick Fry
    Not for Sale

  12. orange brown clay pipe with spots Annandale Aqueducts & Salt Glazed Earthenware Water Pipe

    Water Pipe courtesy Heather Melbourne. In Annandale, these clay pipes are routinely replaced with UPVC (plastic) pipes.

    Extract from 1890s Annandale: A Short Walk
    by Marghanita da Cruz
    August 2011
    www.ramin.com.au/walks
    Paper Back Edition, ISBN: 978-1-4478-1111-4

    illegible text and photographs entitled Annandale Aqueducts

  13. Plastic abuse is a blight on the environment.

    white sculpture'Blight Sample I'

    Viki Alonso
    object made of reused recyclable plastic
    50cm x 50cm x 30cm
    Price: NFS

  14. blue kingfisher bird swingtag in white framefound by the water

    Sandra Winkworth
    acrylic, pastel, pencil on found book and swingtag
    framed 32.5 x 42.5 cm
    POA

  15. wooden box with flotsamsome for you some for me

    Sandra Winkworth
    Whites Creek Wetland water, lunchbag, tape, pens, watercolour, papers, found wooden box
    24.5 x 36 cm
    POA

  16. golden glass panel

    Margot Alexander
    Slumped and Kiln fired glass (framed with Aluminium)
    19.5cm x 44cm
    $550

  17. 6 square glass panels framed

    Margot Alexander
    Slumped and Kiln fired glass (framed with Aluminium)
    31cm x 44cm
    $300 (SOLD)

  18. 6 square glass panels framed

    Margot Alexander
    Slumped and Kiln fired glass
    31cm x 44cm
    $300 (SOLD)

  19. 3 square panels framed

    Margot Alexander
    Slumped and Kiln fired glass (framed with Aluminium)
    Framed Set: 24cm x 40cm
    $250 (SOLD)

  20. Mixed Media Art Work in Frame featuring a red fish'A FLEET-IN-CATCH' (2006)

    Merrick Fry
    Mixed Media
    61x74x20cm
    $2,000

  21. sea with red sailed junks'RED WIND' (2007-9)

    Merrick Fry
    Acrylic Wash & Charcoal on Rice Paper
    75x147cm
    $2,200

Cabinet

  1. "Water is absorbed by plant roots from soils and flows up stems to the leaves. Transpiration occurs when water vapour flows from leaves into the atmosphere."- Ted Floyd

    glass tree trunksTrees

    Margot Alexander
    Slumped and Kiln fired glass
    Height: 30cm
    $125 each (set $350)

  2. glass tree trunksThis Strange Land

    My work is inspired by unusual forms in nature. The biochemistry of life forms is reflected by the randomness of the medium as it develops under extreme conditions. The result is neither positive of negative but takes the viewer into a powerful and strange land. - Margot Alexander
    Slumped and Kiln fired glass
    Height: 55cm
    $200 each

  3. round object with feathersBalance (It works by the energy of light) II and III (2011)

    These solar powered toys were pulled apart then remade into whimsical objects with the addition of emu feathers and papier mache. When exposed to sunlight, the ‘wings’ move up and down in somewhat jerky movements – small, futile flaps or short, sharp breaths. These objects refer to the potential of renewable energy as a way for us to regain balance with the delicate biosphere that we are surrounded by.

    Michelle Genders

    Price: $250 (SOLD)

  4. necklace made of bits of plasticGuilty plastic bag stash (2010)

    Guilty plastic bag stash adapts the indigenous tradition of string making to the urban environment. The string is made from plastic bags using the same technique and the decorative elements such as soy sauce containers, parts of bottles, citrus fruit nets and industrial offcuts – all abundant waste in our urban environment.

    I try to say no to the question ‘Would you like a bag with that?’ I think of how the plastic bag will take many years to break down. It might end up in the water and harm a sea creature who mistakes it for food. Instead, I carry the item or use a canvas bag I keep in my handbag.

    Michelle Genders

    Price: $250

  5. elongated blue teapot with marine scene in the bottle (body)Sea Stretch

    Merrick Fry
    Mixed Media
    50x14x18cm
    $600

  6. Neckpiece made of orange coral and blue fishFishy Things

    Rosanne Antico-Hall
    Hand crafted Fimo clay.
    $265.00

  7. Circa 1900 Plan of North Annandale (Leichhardt Library Local History Collection)

  8. bits of sewer pipeFragments of Sewer Pipes

    Salt Glazed Earthenware Sewer and Storm Water pipes have been in use in Annandale for over a 100 years.

Self Guided Illustrated Historical Walks

Each book in this series is a self guided historical walk through Annandale. Each walk explores the people and construction of Annandale. Each book covers two decades of Annandales History a hundred years apart. The first book in the series, 1890s Annandale: A Short Walk, covers the 1790s and 1890s...more.

1890s Annandale A Short Walk second edition Marghanita da Cruz with line drawing of Church with steeple Federation Annandale A Short Walk Marghanita da Cruz Annandale's Great War: A Short Walk Second Edition by Marghanita da Cruz with Annandale Viaduct and Soldiers 1920s Annandale A Short Walk  Marghanita da Cruz with line drawing of 1920s Flats 1930s Annandale: A Short Walk by Marghanita da Cruz with line drawing of an Art Deco Pub 1940s Annandale A Short Walk  Marghanita da Cruz with photograph of street with aircraft being towed. 50s Annandale A Short Walk,  Marghanita da Cruz

ramin.com.au/annandale/eco-annandale-2011-works.shtml last updated 21 August 2012.