There seems to be a confluence of happenings up on this hill. The artists in the family – namely Janet Ayliffeand Margie Sheppard – are kicking goals with multiple exhibitions and commissions. Janet has a massive job for the gradually rebuilding Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island and Margie has just had an exhibition at BMGART and is about to open another one (with potter Jo Powell) at Art Images.
And I’ve just heard that a poem of mine, called Home, which will be included in my upcoming poetry book, Snake (more on that later) has won the 2023 Under the Silver Tree Poetry Competition. The image above is not as beautiful as either Margie’s or Janet’s paintings and prints but…it’s kind of like a silver tree so it’ll do for now.