• jacquie blight

Updated: Sep 10



Although we have been in Lock down in Victoria for quite a while now, and some important deliveries, like the copper wire have been delayed or gone missing, we are still making good progress on FLOAT.


So you know a little about the makers of the project, here 's a short video (part of my panel presentation which didn't make it into the final cut due to time restrictions.)






  • jacquie blight




I hope you and your families are managing well during this global pandemic.


A little while ago, I received on the same day, both some good news and some bad.

The good news was that my proposed artwork:


FLOAT

reconnect......renew.......regenerate


had been commissioned by the Hume City Council as the centrepiece for the recently completed Global Learning Centre in Sunbury.

The bad news was confirmation that I have multiple myeloma, for which I am currently receiving chemotherapy in preparation for an autologous stem cell bone marrow transplant later in the year. Fortunately, I am otherwise healthy, so my prospects are good, and most importantly, I am surrounded and supported by wonderful family, friends and community, helping me with both undertakings.


Thanks to the City of Hume and the Hume Arts and Culture team, for providing this exciting commission and for their generous support, including extending the time frame for the project to take account of the Covid 19 crisis and my personal health issues.


Also a shout out to the many talented artists who invested their precious time, hopes and efforts submitting proposals for this competition, and to the inspiring mentors, the RMIT Community Art and Social Transformation team.


Due to the lockdown, the shortlisted artists were asked to produce a 10-minute video instead of a live presentation to the selection panel. As I had no experience editing or producing a video, I called on my daughter Bel and husband John for help. Although they were also novices, they were up for the challenge. I applaud their efforts, especially as they had to deal with a particularly camera-shy presenter! I couldn't have won the commission without them.


Here is the video :)



  • jacquie blight

Updated: Jul 17


Earlier this year I was thrilled to be invited by Jacqueline Taylor OAM of Ozlink Entertainment, to exhibit my 5 panel work on canvas Bushscape 5 in the exhibition Australian Natural Wonders.

My husband John and I delivered the 3.37 x 1.7m oil painting just before the pandemic hit. If, like me, you are unable to visit the exhibition, you can see a gallery of all the works at

https://www.ozlink.info/australian-natural-wonders-2020.html

or visit:

Australian Natural Wonders

Foyer, Pan Pacific South Wharf Melbourne

Open 24 hours (exhibition still current 6th July 2020)