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Sunday Studio Visit – celebrating sales

It has been ten days since my last post, and I have been unable to write Sunday Studio Visits – sorry about that! I promise to get back into routine…

Sundays have been a bit problematic for me recently as I have been travelling to Melbourne most Sundays over the past few weeks as my mum has been sick, had surgery, was in hospital, and all that that involves. She is out of hospital now and recovering at home, so hopefully life will become less stressful & hectic!

Today’s Sunday studio visit, though, is not in the studio, as I did still go to Melbourne to visit my mum – but I also wanted to visit the Victorian Contemporary Art Societies Brooch Exhibition, as I had three brooches in the show. The exhibition travelled over two locations: Toorak & Fitzroy. I couldn’t get to the Toorak opening, due to the above issues, so went to the Fitzroy opening.


Art Brooches : Upcycled materials, including buttons, guitar strings, seed beads, beads and jewellery wire


An annual exhibition, this year the show had over 200 art brooches including works from the USA and Belgium! The works were displayed in wall mounted perspex boxes and looked great.

The openings were also an opportunity for visitors to “try and buy”, a great idea. Upon arriving at the Fitzroy opening I was pleasantly surprised with two of my brooches having being sold! Sold brooches are still on ‘show’, though, through the substitution of images – another great idea!

The Art Brooch Show is an annual event held by the group and this is the first time I have entered, so was chuffed to make sales.

To reward myself there was a little retail therapy – who can go past a 50% off sale in Brunswick Street – a couple of wines at Naked Satan, a bar in Brunswick Street, and a yummy Vietnamese meal for dinner: there goes the earnings from the brooch sales! Oh well, easy come, easy go…

You can check out more of the brooches in the show on the Victorian Contemporary Art Societies website (I’m numbers 228, 229, 230).


Check in again next Sunday for another studio visit – or visit before that for some other interesting art stuff!


4 thoughts on “Sunday Studio Visit – celebrating sales

  1. congratulations on the sales. Yours look very wearable and creative. Sorry to hear about your mother and hope her recovery is soon complete.

    Posted by Anna | August 10, 2015, 11:01 pm
  2. Congrats on your sales, Dawn! Always good news to hear. I understand what you’ve been going through w/ your mum, as both my husband and I have been dealing w/ same, it feels almost nonstop, since February. In our case, they are doing well now, and I hope the same is true for your mum.

    Posted by artdoesmatter | August 10, 2015, 11:16 pm

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