Mater Children’s Hospital Commemorative Commission

Nicola Moss’ To resolve to be good today, but better tomorrow has been installed in the foyer of the recently refurbished former Mater Children’s Hospital Building, Brisbane.

The commission brings together connections of legacy, culture and community to honour the decommissioning of Mater Children’s Hospital. The paper cut triptych features hands representing care and commitment in services provided, connection to community and children, and Sisters of Mercy as Founders. 

Jimmy Rix's recent commission

Jimmy Rix recently installed his third public commission in Sydney. This time he was commissioned by New South Wales Transport for a large scale sculpture for the newly opened Light Rail Network in Sydney's Inner West. Rix's sculpture titled "Whistle Stop", stands at the entrance of the Hawthorne stop in Leichhardt. Constructed of steel and recycled railway tracks from the old goods line from the area, it is a collossus which stands 7 meters high and 8 meters in length. The sculpture represents the old goods train on its way to deliver wheat to the Mungo Flour Mill from a by gone era.

Adrienne Williams' new site in sight

After participating in 5 shows throughout 2013—including an artist and artworks exchange in New Mexico, USA—this year has been a quiet studio year for Adrienne Williams with a couple of large commissioned pieces and gently exploring a new site for sketching and for a new series. A large hillside near Monto of enormous grass trees, with a bottle tree ridgeline above them, has been the latest play ground for Adrienne, who sketches plein air at the beginning and throughout a new series.

Kathryn Blumke exhibition last day.

Kathryn Blumke's exhibition New Works concludes today, 8 August 2013 at Brisbane Institute of ART (41 Grafton st, Windsor Ph 38575377). Kathryn is interested in sensations between geometry and watercolour. Her exhibition consists of 18 watercolours on arches paper informed by the landscape.

Kathryn also recently collaborated with Eko Architect, who used one of her images from her Urban Landscape series to design a water feature for a residential pool, made from recycled glass from Spain. The pool won several medals at the recent Queensland SPSSA awards.