It has been in the air for a while and I am finally making the great leap. Beginning of August I will leave Sydney for a few months, traveling around Australia.
I have always wanted to explore 'up and out there' and it is finally happening. The first stop will be Port Macquarie, then Bellingen, followed by Coffs Harbour, Grafton, the surrounding national parks and beaches. I will keep traveling north, towards the Gold Coast and Noosa, visiting some iconic location such as Fraser Island, the Great Barrier Reef, or the very north tip of Australia, right under Papua New Guinea, in Jardine River.
As I go, I will sketch, paint, needle stitch, photography and film the people I will have encounter, the nature I will have observed and everything in between I will have embraced. I want to record the multi-faces of my adoptive country and hopefully get to know it better.
As I go, I will run abstract ink workshops. I will get to meet with local creatives and form new artistic relationships. It's also my way to promote ink painting (which I find under represented in Australia) and get people to understand and appreciate what it takes to do what I do. Of course, it will also allow me to get going as far and as long as I need.
For those of you who want to dive in the mysteries of Chinese ink, I have listed my workshops on my home page. Have a look and see if there is one near you.
I will send regular shout outs on my social medias to let you know where I am. If we are in the same area, let's meet!