DREAM MACHINES at the Royal Automobile Club of Australia

FULL THROTTLE, WINDOWS DOWN, TONGUES OUT

Yes, I KNOW I wasn’t planning to have ANY exhibitions this year. But just when I took my foot off the accelerator and eased gently into idle, wonderful new opportunities appeared in the rear vision mirror, nudging my brilliantly burnished bumper bar and propelling my Dream Machines back into the fast lane. Yep, okay, enough with the puns.

So thrilled to announce my next exhibition at the hallowed halls of the Royal Automobile Club of Australia, the mecca of classic car lovers. The exhibition will be held in the Harbour Room on Level 7 with spectacular views of Sydney Harbour.

DREAM MACHINES at the RACA

Harbour Room, Level 7

89 Macquarie Street, Sydney

SATURDAY 9 APRIL – FRIDAY 6 MAY

NOTE: Want to see the exhibition but not a RACA member? You can ‘join’ the Club for 7 days using the following link:

https://www.raca.com.au/membership/apply-for-membership/seven-day-membership-application-form/

GORDANA IS GOING TO THE MOON!

OHMYGOLLYGOSH I’m going to the MOON! Or rather, my artwork “Gordana” is.

“She palpated the cold iron, running each key between her fingers one by one.”

“All of us are living today in a shared experience that is unprecedented in living memory – a pandemic that arrived suddenly, almost without warning, a pandemic so pervasive that its influence touches everyone we know, everything we do, everywhere we go. Sometimes we feel like there is no escape, no respite. They tell us to distance ourselves from each other, from what makes us human, to shelter in place… And yet in those words there is the key to survival, far more than just physical survival. There is the one place that we can go, where we can remain ourselves, continue with the lives we’ve made. It is a place of safety that we conjure for ourselves – a quietude bounded by walls or disinfectant, or circumscribed by the arms of a child, or in the words of a prayer. For each one of us it is different, but for all of us it is the center of our quiet, our calm in the eye of the hurricane, our shelter.”— S. Peralta

A compilation of over 7000 works of contemporary, art, literature and music from around the world will be digitally archived in The Lunar Codex. The Peregrine, Nova C and Polaris Time Capsules are scheduled to land on the moon between 2022 and 2024 in partnership with NASA, Space X and Astrobotics. It is a message-in-a-bottle to the future. Note: Catalogue only available as a lunar edition.

The original painting, an illustration from my second novel, THE LEGACY OF BEAUREGARDE is available for purchase on Artsy:

GORDANA, Oil on Linen, 40.7cm x 40.7cm

Rosa Fedele | Gordana (2019) | Available for Sale | Artsy

And if not the painting, the next best thing! Grab your copy of THE LEGACY OF BEAUREGARDE here!

JUST FOR FUN

In between main courses I sometimes freshen my palate with a bit of whimsy. The latest bits of fun were these carousel-themed series of paintings and if you hit this YouTube link you can watch the whole painting process! All paintings available on Bluethumb or DM me directly.

TALLY HO I & II

CIRCUS BERZERKUS I & II

RESTORING AN OLD DAMAGED OIL PAINTING

So, while wet paint layers were drying, I tackled another long overdue project – Restoring a Damaged Old Oil Painting. It belongs to good friends and was painted many years ago by their Aunty May. Now, I’m not by any means an art restorer and was a bit terrified of making a hash of the whole thing but they gave me their blessing and so I ploughed ahead. I didn’t want to interfere with the artist’s original work (sorry Aunty May!) and tried to interpret what was there before.

Thank you for taking a moment out of your busy day – I hope that my doings have lightened your day for even just a few minutes and helped put a smile on your face.

Big hugs to all! Rx

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