Monday, August 29, 2011

Preview of work to date

 The face has  a distortion on the right side of the mouth .It is slightly higher  and the right cheek is not as full.Also the eye needs attention to the depth of the iris.

Adding band of clay at the top of veil

Adding veil

Thursday, August 18, 2011

SALA Judith Rolevink's Open Sculpture Studio this weekend.

I would like to invite the public to come and see a working sculpture studio this weekend. It is part of the South Australian Living Artist program .Come and enjoy the sculptures on display and have a wine and nibbles while you are here.
Opening times are 11;00am to 4:00pm this Saturday and Sunday, 20th and 21st August 2011.
Follow the signs on the gate. All welcome.
The venue is at 20 Greenway Drive, Surrey Downs 5126 SA.

Refining the face

I am working on a bust of Mary MacKillop and it is progressing nicely.
I have been working on the face and a crucifix which she will eventually hold.

Smoothing the face with a wet brush.

I always work the head without hair first and the last addition is the hair but in this case she will have a coif and veil covering her head.

I have made arrangements to travel to Melbourne to patinate the "Mary MacKillop" bronze for Sydney and the foundry and I will travel to Sydney to install the sculpture at Mary MacKillop Memorial Chapel  in late September.

The commemoration and unveiling will take place on the 1st anniversary of Mary's sainthood on the 17th October 2011 at the Memorial Chapel, North Sydney.

Little 12 year old Dancer (Tribute to Degas) Bronze and Granite, 107cm

This weekend the St Ignatius Art Show will take place at Norwood,  SA with Ang and I both showing work , another great Art Show to see.The school holds a Gala Opening on Friday evening.

The two sculptures I have for sale will be "Little 12 year old Dancer" and "Nude Torso"

Nude Torso, Bronze;steel, 70cm.
Please note all images are copyright.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

SALA Sculpture Studio Open Days

Work on the new Mary MacKilllop

SALA is here again and I am opening my studio to the public at 20 Greenway Drive, Surrey Downs, South Australia.
The opening times are Saturday and Sunday, 13 & 14 August and 20th & 21st August 2011, 11am - 4pm.
It would be great to see you there..

New bust of Mary MacKillop

At the moment I am working on a bust of Mary MacKillop (yes again) and I am posting a few photos of the work so far.

I would like to be able to offer this sculpture to schools who want a sculpture for a prayer garden without the cost of buying a bronze. We'll see how it goes.
I am happy to talk about sculpture and how I go about making large pieces. I thought students may like to see my working methods.