Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Library plus Bazola

About 3-4 weeks ago I posted on the fact that Noela and I were creating more Bazola jewellery as it was selling steadily and that Noela was particularly interested in foldformed corrugated bits. We were offered the opportunity to show some of our collaborative work in the public glass display cabinets at the entrance to our local library. Noela was into using the corrugated bits so I made a stash more for her to play with.

Barry Smith © Stash of ripple bits for Bazola
If you check out Noela's recent post she turned heaps of bits into beautiful Bazola; and we have set up the display in the library. We filled both cabinets; and by way of education-explanation also displayed our tools etc. Noela's tool collection is very tidy and dainty - lots of small pliers etc; mine tends to a bit messy with metal offcuts and mainly hammers - different tools of trade applied to the collaborative effort.

Barry Smith © Bazola plus Barry's tools 
Barry Smith © Bazola plus Noela's tools
Barry Smith © Detail of a Bazola pendant 1
Barry Smith © Detail of a Bazola pendant 1
Barry Smith © Business cards in old silverware
The display will be in place for a couple of weeks. This is an amazing giving service by the staff of our local Maleny Library. They offer artists both the display cases and one of the walls inside for hanging works - free of charge; and they maintain the booking register - great people.

6 comments:

  1. Thanks Baz - great details xoxoxo

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  2. such amazing sculptural pieces!! i now appreciate them even more becos i got to touch them personally and feel them on my cheeks :)

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  3. Great collaborative work Barry. Must visi the library when we get back.

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  4. stunning display guys - I love the added touches tools and props...very nice!

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  5. nice to see this modest, lovely display, especially the tools! people will look and look.

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  6. N, L, JM, K & V - thanks guys - I like how Noela and I are still collaborating on this - respect for each other and the individual and joint work we do; and because we set out a framework for this work and stick to it. L- looking forward to where your creativity takes the metal. K&V - tools do give an insight to the work - guess that is what people will also get from the Open Studio experience. Go well. B

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Comments are welcomed - it is good to connect with fellow travellers.