Curator floor talks at the Festival of Quilts

Curator Brenda Gael Smith is accompanying the a matter of time exhibition on its only European outing at the Festival of Quilts 2017. If you are attending FoQ, please stop by gallery TG27 and say hello. Brenda is also presenting a curator floor talk each day at 11am and 2pm to give you extra insights… Read More →

Curator Floor Talk: Gosford Regional Gallery: 10 March

a matter of time is on exhibition at Gosford Regional Gallery (Gosford, NSW, Australia) until 22 March 2017.  Join curator Brenda Gael Smith for a floor talk and morning tea at 10.30am on Friday 10 March 2017. RSVP to the gallery at (02) 43​04 7550. All welcome!

just a moment with Sue de Vanny

Sue de Vanny from Melbourne, Victoria has travelled to Prague and is fascinated by the Orloj astronomical clock built in 1410: The Orloj clock  is one of the oldest astronomical clocks in the world. Through centuries the clock has been refurbished and even partly rebuilt due to damage in World War Two. The dials show… Read More →

a matter of time: selection process

The art of curating brings three distinct imperatives: to select; to organise; and to look after the items in a collection or exhibition. Today I look at the first imperative and the selection process for a matter of time.   I received 104 entries from 99 artists. With only 32 spaces available for exhibition, determining the… Read More →

vital statistics

In my earlier post, I shared some preliminary statistics relating to the timeline for entries for this exhibition together with a breakdown by country and region.  In this post, I drill down some more and highlight some other vital statistics.  I emphasise that this is a very broad-brush overview rather than a rigorous statistical analysis. … Read More →

At the stroke of midnight

Entries for a matter of time closed at the stroke of midnight on 15 January 2016. THANK YOU to the 99 artists who, together, submitted 104 artworks for consideration.  I understand that artists have many demands on their creative time and I appreciate your support of my curatorial endeavours.  It’s going to be a fabulous… Read More →