1990 Woven Tapestries by Joy Smith, Blackwood Street Gallery, Meatmarket Craft Centre, Melbourne , Victoria , 1 - 18 March.

This was my first solo exhibition. I had been living in Melbourne for 7 years and the inner city domestic architecture was a main focus, especially since returning from a couple of months away. I found myself looking at the skies. In Britain the winter sky was low and grey, in japan it was higher and mauve-ish. In Melbourne during March, the sky was huge, clear and BLUE. Looking at the sky I started to notice terracotta finials and gargoyles, then my eye moved down to the bricks, tiles and gardens.

 

      All that I could do for you          1987          18 x 36 cm          Sold

      Pirates, Parrots & Businessmen          1987          46 x 24 cm          Sold

              Cherry Blossom Time     1987     24 x 46 cm     $450.

      Anubis and the Spirit          1988          34 x 48 cm          Sold

      The Domino Theory          1988          40 x 40 cm          Sold

      Life at the Top          1988          20 x 20 cm          Sold

         Dragons I Have Met          1989          64 x 47 cm          Sold

      Bricks and Windows          1989          45 x 92 cm          Sold

      The Inevitable Moggie          1989          88 x 59 cm          $850

      I Gnome You          1989          51 x 47 cm          Sold

      Henry and the Zot          1990          43 x 54 cm          Sold

      Your Gate or Mine?          1990          64 x 47 cm          Sold