Thursday, July 17, 2014

GLINT Exhibit & Articles

After a big learning curve, creating new partnerships and working across new mediums during an intense 2 month project, we are very proud of our group exhibition GLINT currently on display at The Canberra Glassworks (continuing until August 3rd). The exhibition has been well received so far! Read all about it and see some more images in these recent articles:


(review also featured in the Canberra Times on 17-7-14)



Canberra Times Article (part 1) 17-7-14

Canberra Times Article (part 2) 17-7-14

Canberra City News 5-6-14

Mushrooms, Emilie Patteson and Annika Romeyn, hot sculpted glass with mushroom and copper inclusions, 2014 (installed in the smokestack, Canberra Glassworks)

Mushrooms (detail), Emilie Patteson and Annika Romeyn, hot sculpted glass with mushroom and copper inclusions, 2014, (installed in the smokestack, Canberra Glassworks)

Collaborative drawing on lithographic stone: Incineration (Double Vision) by Emilie Patteson & Annika Romeyn - see the finished print (edition of 12) and much more in the exhibition on display until August 3rd!


Monday, June 30, 2014

EXPLORATION 14 - Winner

I have just returned from Melbourne where I was overjoyed to be named winner of the EXPLORATION 14 exhibition at Flinders Lane Gallery and awarded a solo exhibition at FLG for March 2015, which I'm very much looking forward to! It was fantastic to meet the 9 other artists (Aimee Fitzgerald, Laura Skerlj, Yoshe Gillespie, Baluk Arts, Sophie Hann, Claire Primrose, Michael Prior, James Blackwell, Sheridan Brown) who are part of a wonderfully varied exhibition, which is still on display until 13th July 2014. If you're unable to visit Melbourne the whole exhibition is available to view online!

24th June - 13th July
137 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000
03 96543332
info@flg.com.au
Tues-Fri 11am-6pm
Sat 11am-5pm

My parents and I at the opening on 26th June

my watercolours hanging in the exhibition

exhibition installation

short statement about my work

Luminous Earth (Intersection), watercolour on stretched paper, 150 x 100cm, 2014

Luminous Earth, watercolour on stretched paper, 150 x 100cm, 2013 (photo by Dean Butters)

 Luminous Earth II, watercolour on stretched paper, 150 x 100cm, 2013 (photo by Dean Butters)

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The Whitsundays (sketches, photos, poems)


















White sails cut sharp slice
Between sea and sky
A thin slit leaks shining silver
Glittering - mercury skittering,
Skating points of light
Carried high on turquoise crests
Wobbled forth by sloppy swell,
The kayaks rock and bob like bath toys
We bounce and sway
To the uneven slap of heavy water on hull,
Long fingers of spray curl over bow-lines
Salty slosh cakes in creases
And forms crusts on cuffs
Of nylon and neoprene

~

Confused waves rebound from salt-sculpted sea cliffs,
Rippling ridges rise and crumble
Into frothing avalanches of foam
Driven into deep throughs,
Turned around by erratic winds,
My companions gradually shrink
Until they are specks in the distance
I am alone with the ocean
Sometimes it seems I am inching forward
Other times all I can do is bend and brace -
To absorb the changing moods of the sea as she moves beneath me,
Reminding me that I am just another visitor - 
Flotsam, debris,
To be tossed and tumbled, whittled and worn
Like so many smooth pebbles scattered on the shore

~

I stare down, lost in the vastness below
When, out of the abyss, a blurry brown disc emerges,
Four graceful flippers come into focus,
I watch the slow upward spiral of the turtle
I catch my breath as the giant surfaces - 
Catch a glimpse of a wise, ancient eye
Then the turtle dives -
Gone as quickly as it came...
But I still see its ancient eye staring back at me
Every time I begin to think I am alone with the ocean

Annika Romeyn 19-27/4/14

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Taiwan Museum of Arts International Print Exhibit

Ravine, lithograph, 76 x 56 cm, edition of 6, 2012 (printer: Peter Lancaster)

I'm happy to have been selected as a finalist in the 2014 International Biennial Print Exhibit organised by the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, which apparently received 904 entries from 58 different countries! This lithograph was made during my first visit to the fantastic Lancaster Press in Melbourne and I'm very excited to be returning to work on something new in just over a week from now!

Monday, May 19, 2014

GLINT (Glass & Print) Residency Artist Talk



I am currently enjoying the opportunity to participate in an exciting new residency program offered by Megalo Print Studio and the Canberra Glassworks, including 2 months access to both facilities and the opportunity to collaborate and skill-share between the mediums of glass and print as we work towards a group exhibit at the Glassworks (25th June - 4th August). I have the good fortune of being partnered with glass artist Emilie Patteson and have enjoyed sharing many moments of wonder and curiosity together. 

Annika Romeyn, Mushrooms, lithograph with chine-colle, 34.5 x 43 cm, 2014

Tracking new paths back and forth over the short distance between Megalo Print Studio and The Canberra Glassworks we stumbled upon a fertile new patch of mushrooms emerging on Megalo’s doorstep, which became the starting point of our exploration in new glass and print techniques. The freshly collected mushrooms have so far been observed and preserved in finely drawn stone lithographs, then reduced and released as ash and gas as we burnt and encased them in molten glass. 

collaboration with Emilie Patteson - mushroom burnt inside glass

We are currently immersing ourselves in the minute details of the resulting glass objects, exploring these otherworldly microcosms in a new lithograph, which we are drawing together on the one stone. You can hear more about this and some of our other experiments as we enter the last couple of weeks of our residency by coming along to the GLINT artist talk this Thursday night 6pm in the Megalo Gallery, 21 Wentworth Ave, Kingston, Canberra.

collaboration with Emilie Patteson - drawing from glass objects on lithographic stone (in progress)

heating glass in the glory hole

getting ready to carry a finished object to the annealer to cool down gradually

Emilie & I, hope to see you soon!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Luminous Earth Exhibition Photos

I'm excited to share some long-awaited photos of my recent solo exhibition, Luminous Earth (Canberra Contemporary Art Space Manuka, Nov 2013), stemming from memories of my experience rafting and hiking in the Grand Canyon, U.S.A. in 2012. I hope you enjoy some of these unusual details from a raw and powerful place - a place where the drawing unravels, where the cliffs heave with life, and sunlight casts granite in gold...

Luminous Earth, exhibition install, Canberra Contemporary Art Space Manuka, 2013 (photo by Dean Butters)

Luminous Earth, exhibition install, Canberra Contemporary Art Space Manuka, 2013 (photo by Dean Butters

Luminous Earth, exhibition install, Canberra Contemporary Art Space Manuka, 2013 (photo by Dean Butters

Luminous Earth, exhibition install, Canberra Contemporary Art Space Manuka, 2013 (photo by Dean Butters)

Luminous Earth, exhibition install, Canberra Contemporary Art Space Manuka, 2013

Luminous Earth, exhibition install, Canberra Contemporary Art Space Manuka, 2013

River Stones, ink, pastel and graphite on paper, 20 x 120 cm, 2013 (photo by Dean Butters)


River Stones (detail), ink, pastel and graphite on paper, 20 x 120 cm, 2013 (photo by Dean Butters)

Below the Rim, acrylic, ink and shellac on paper, 56 x 77 cm, 2013 (photo by Dean Butters)


Luminous Earth II, watercolour on stretched paper, 150 x 100 cm, 2013 (photo by Dean Butters)


Moments, ink, woodcut and scratchboard, 12 x 65 cm, 2013

Network, acrylic, ink and shellac on paper, 76 x 118 cm, 2013 (photo by Dean Butters)

Tumbling, woodcut on rice paper, 61 x 122 cm, edition of 5, 2012 (photo by Dean Butters)

Luminous Earth, watercolour on stretched paper, 150 x 100 cm, 2013 (photo by Dean Butters)

Secrets Within, watercolour on stretched paper, 76 x 51 cm, 2013 (photo by Dean Butters)

Waterline, acrylic, ink and shellac on paper, 56 x 77 cm, 2013 (photo by Dean Butters)

Whitewater, ink on paper, 115 x 77 cm, 2013 (photo by Dean Butters)

Moonlit Canyon, lithograph, 38 x 51 cm, edition of 14, 2013.

Canyon Wall, lithograph, 38 x 51 cm, edition of 15, 2013.

Canyon Wall II, lithograph, 38 x 51 cm, edition of 15, 2013.

Foam, lithograph, 38 x 51 cm, edition of 5, 2012.

Grand Canyon Sketchbookarchival inkjet print on paper, 7.5 x144 cm, edition of 20, 2013.
(displayed on shelf in exhibition)


Grand Canyon Sketchbookarchival inkjet print on paper, 7.5 x144 cm, edition of 20, 2013.
(displayed on shelf in exhibition)

Grand Canyon Sketchbookarchival inkjet print on paper, 7.5 x144 cm, edition of 20, 2013.
(displayed on shelf in exhibition)

photo of me at the opening by David Broker for the CCAS Social Pages

opening night

opening night