Townsville Art Society Open Prize

August 31, 2012 § 2 Comments

This year’s Townsville Art Society’s Open Prize to the best in show has been awarded to a linocut created by Emily Hill.  The intricate print depicts a pair of Pheasant Coucals getting all broody in the North Queensland Rainforest.

Emily has always been inspired by the North Queensland flora and fauna and this linocut offers just a glimpse into the tropical world in which Emily now lives.



Mischief in the Rainforest

August 2, 2012 § 6 Comments

Things have been quiet here in the Workshop of late… pieces of clay have been fired, slabs of linoleum have been carved, there are shavings of earth and non-earth things flying.  Tiles have been glazed.  Inks have been rolled.  Stuff has been happening…  I have been away but Emily Hill has been busy.

An upcoming Art Prize is on show and Emily is planning on entering the print making section, Emily won’t allow me to photograph the whole image as that will be on show shortly but I have been allowed to pinch just a tiny corner, a small section and will share with you.  Oh by the way, this linocut is MMMmmmasssssive!  And this shot is but a tiny part.

Tropical Portrait

May 14, 2012 § 4 Comments

Outside of this week’s Exhibition opening, there are a few other projects happening.  Capturing the diversity of life in the Tropics has meant that Emily Hill occasionally paints animal portraiture.  Here we see an Australian Brush Turkey, Alectura lathami.  These birds are commonplace in the gardens and parks that abound in North Queensland.  Great characters, these birds move randomly and without warning.

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