The year concluded with the Melbourne launch of the book, ‘Gerald Lewers Sculptor’, by the late Professor Peter Pinson, about my maternal grandfather Australian Sculptor Gerald Lewers, husband to Abstract Expressionist painter Margo Lewers. After Margo's death in 1978 the family home was given to Penrith Council by their daughters, Jeweller Darani Lewers and Printmaker/Architect Tanya Crothers and is now the Penrith Regional Gallery & Lewers Bequest.

A film about Gerry’s life and work is on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/209047680


2017 also completed Chapter 1 of the ‘What We Know’ Project with the launch of 'The Motion Room', September 30 – November 19, at the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. The 10 images in printmedia from the 'What We Know' Project presented stories from the most diverse part of Greater Western Sydney and Sydney, in images that explored everyday life with its many cultures, perspectives and histories. An article I wrote about the project to accompany the ‘The Motion Room’ Exhibition is available onhttp://imprint.org.au/posts


Jane Stratton (Creative Director, Think + DO Tank Foundation) and I worked together during the workshops and subsequent exhibition at CPAC; our vision to involve more people over time and expand the project as a creative voice for the community in Western Sydney. The project was assisted by the Australian Government, through the Australia Council for the Arts its arts funding and advisory body. Jane Stratton developed the original concept as one of a series of ongoing projects that investigate, support and operate as a means to increase community control over everyday life in Green Valley, Liverpool and central Fairfield. 


The work I created for the ‘What We Know’ Residency, titled ‘Glow’.

                                                            Artist: Pia Larsen

                                                            Title: Glow

                                                            Dimensions: 56 x 76cm

Images from the printmedia workshops held at the Liverpool Women’s Resource Centre and Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, 2016 – 17.

                                   Naimeh Abu-Qalbain pulling a proof at the Liverpool Women’s Resource Centre


Jane Stratton, Pia Larsen, Michelle Munzone, Vicki Wacha, Zahra Mahde & Susan Stewart in the Printmedia Studio, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney.

Published on 19/12/2017 10:08 am.

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