Exciting new way to engage!

A virtual sketchbook!

People have been very kind, viewing my exhibition of 92 sketchbooks at Ipswich Art Gallery with much interest, and often wondering what is inside the other pages. We could only show one spread from each book of course, although we have videos playing in the gallery space showing me paging through half a dozen of the sketchbooks.

We thought it would be nice to make something more interactive and current. So this is a virtual sketchbook made up of my two sketchbooks that I am using right now. It shows what has been going on in the studio, in my life and in my head!

I wanted to make it honest, and real, so although it is not every page (that would be too long and boring!) we tried to show a good variety of what goes on in my practice. I worked with a videographer Tom Oliver, who followed me around the studio and home, a gig drawing at World Science Festival Brisbane and at the gallery, to offer extra hidden elements to the experience.

If you click on this link it will take you to the sketchbook and wherever you notice a white flashing box (it only flashes for a second!) you can click for more information.

https://heyzine.com/flip-book/a0bbda9449.html#page/1

This has been kindly supported by the Ipswich Art Gallery.

Photography/Video by Thomas Oliver www.thomasoliver.photo

Copyright © deb mostert April 2023

Opening of Everyday Sketchbooks

at Ipswich Art Gallery 4th March

a lovely afternoon with over 140 people who came to support and peer into my spare brains. A glimpse into 92 sketchbooks with videos of others, it has been an amazing experiment allowing my sketchbooks to be viewed in this way.

‘Decades of daily observations have been preserved through Ipswich-based artist Deb Mostert​’s sketchbook practice, and she showcases her collection for the first time in Everyday Sketchbooks.

Deb makes works spanning painting, sculpture and public art, and the learning ground for these artworks is her disciplined commitment to an everyday drawing routine. Her sketchbooks are not only where she researches, investigates, and stimulates her artistic practice, but where she records her daily life.

Almost scientific in her approach to documenting and recording, Deb blurs the lines between artist, historian, and scientist in creating her own archive.

By presenting these private sketchbooks usually reserved for an audience of one, Deb graciously invites us to peer behind-the-scenes of her artistic practice and to consider the sketchbook as a way any person, regardless of ability, can reflect upon and document their life. ‘ 

https://ipswichartgallery.qld.gov.au/events/deb-mostert-everyday-sketchbooks?fbclid=IwAR0Fvd9mVKewtLvNGiCxTdlqYAXzIRBSUH3Qa41cQQ6MukjFxy-qHHLlHKA

I’m offering mentorships!

MORE INFO at @mastrius.official or Mastrius.com.

I believe everyone is creative. And I love to show folk how they can tap into that via an ‘everyday’ sketchbook practice.

We need artists sharing their unique experience, insight, and beauty—and making the world a better place!

But if you’re anything like me, you definitely can’t do that alone. I’m hugely grateful for the generous mentors I’ve had along the way. We all need support to get there! So I’m EXCITED TO SHARE that I’ll be MENTORING a small group of artists with @mastrius.official! They bring motivated artists together from all over the world to be trained and supported in their creative talent.

Guest artist World Science Festival Brisbane

I have been invited by World Science Festival to be engaged in the act of drawing from the collection in WILD SKETCH over 2 nights – 24th and 25th March at the Queensland Museum.

Bolder than ever, this year’s festival is an innovative intersection between art and science, where visitors are challenged to explore the biggest questions facing humankind today across a vibrant program of talks, demonstrations and experiences.

World Science Festival Brisbane is now part of Queensland Museum’s identity and firmly part of Brisbane’s intellectual landscape.

Wild Sketch sits in the Social Science program. You can purchase a ticket for the Social Science program on Friday or Saturday night and have access to the entire Social Science offering!

explore the 2023 programme of events here
https://www.worldsciencefestival.com.au/event-program/brisbane/wild-sketch-with-deb-mostert


As my guests this WSFBGUEST23 promo code will be available for you to use during the festival period. Be sure to get in quick to secure your seats to your favourite events. This code is only available online, not at any of the venue box offices.

Latest Solo exhibition

Ipswich Art Gallery are hosting an exhibition of my sketchbooks

4 March – 1 May 2023

Decades of daily observations have been preserved through Ipswich-based artist Deb Mostert​’s  sketchbook practice, and she showcases her collection for the first time in Everyday Sketchbooks.

Deb makes works spanning painting, sculpture and public art, and the learning ground for these artworks is her disciplined commitment to an everyday drawing routine. Her sketchbooks are not only where she researches, investigates, and stimulates her artistic practice, but where she records her daily life.

Almost scientific in her approach to documenting and recording, Deb blurs the lines between artist, historian, and scientist in creating her own archive.

By presenting these private sketchbooks usually reserved for an audience of one, Deb graciously invites us to peer behind-the-scenes of her artistic practice and to consider the sketchbook as a way any person, regardless of ability, can reflect upon and document their life.  

Public art discovery elements!

Very happy with the way this little guy turned out…my bronze hermit crab soaking in a warm cup of tea, complete with sea shell biscuits.

A lovely surprise for children to find visiting Paul Conti Park, Hemment as they weave their way thropugh a great new scooter track designed by Brisbane City Council and installed by Naturform Landscaping.

He is beautiful in bronze and will only get better with age as he is carressed by little hands.

Thanks to Chalkos Art Foundry for the casting

Koala as Object Selected for the KAAF art prize 2022

The Korea-Australia Arts Foundation (KAAF) Art Prize is an annual art prize that aims to foster the Australian multicultural society by bringing artists together from diverse ethnicities. In its 9th year, the KAAF Art Prize is open themed and medium to 2D artworks and has both acquisitive and non-acquisitive cash prizes totalling $24,000 for the artists. As the exhibition & venue partner, the Korean Cultural Centre (KCC) Australia has been presenting the finalists show and awards ceremony.

2022 Judges : Mr John McDonald, Mr Oliver Smith, Prof. Inae Kim

Exhibition Dates 25 Nov 2022 – 27 Jan 2023 at the KCC
Exhibition Venue Korean Cultural Centre Australia Gallery

deb mostert Koala as Object 2020 watercolour 60 x 88 cm

Summer Salon with Lorraine Pilgrim

I have new works, both painted and sculptural, in this exciting group show with Lorraine Pilgrim Gallery, Southport.

Exhibition runs until 27th February 2023 at 87 Ridgeway Avenue, Southport

call Lorraine 07 5532 7170 for sales enquiries

Here is always somewhere else #1 2022 cast silver, driftwood, wooden box