Artist / Sculptor

Author / Illustrator

Archive for the ‘Happenings’ Category

  • Facing the challenge

    by

    Sometimes I say yes and then figure out how. Next week I begin a new challenge: a mural for Victoria Park children’s library. I prepare and hope to rise to the challenge. May will be an interesting month. 01349 Mural Liliana Stafford A3Poster

    Read more
    Posted in Happenings
  • Liliana on Henry

    by

      I am moving to a wonderful new space above the Paper Bird bookshop on Henry St.  The bookshop is part of the Moore’s building which houses a cafe and art gallery. Sometimes life leads you kicking and screaming in a new direction. I am excited,scared and busy because I also have a wonderful big commission to paint. Words are...

    Read more
    Posted in Happenings
  • Line, mark and colour.

    by

    A new painting begins as something not quite there; a colour or colours seen together, a need to draw without knowing where the line will go, a twist of the wrist that makes a mark. I reach for a certain brush, a tube of paint and begin. Soon I am there in that place where I sense a flow, sometimes...

    Read more
  • UnchARTed

    by

    I have joined a new art collective called UnchARTed, 745 Beaufort St Mt Lawley, next door to IGA. UnchARTed is a collective of almost 40 artists who contribute to the shop. The standard of merchandise is high and the artists dedicated to creating a beautiful space. In the back are rooms for workshops and exhibitions. It’s a long way to...

    Read more
  • Winning and losing

    by

    In a few short days I win a Highly Commended in the South Perth emerging artist competition, have my latest story rejected by a publisher, sell one small print at an Art Market and conduct a story telling session in a tent for five children. My life as an artist is one of winning and losing but always there is...

    Read more
    Posted in Happenings
  • The test that is an exhibition

    by

    Six of my paintings are in the Freedom School exhibition at the Moores building in Fremantle. Leading up to the exhibition there is a drive to create new work. Then comes the decision making as to which works make the cut, then the excitement of opening night and then the introspection and soul searching. Why didn’t a work sell? Where...

    Read more
    Posted in Happenings
  • Book to play. Amelia Ellicott’s Garden hits the stage

    by

    Nothing could have prepared me for the sheer delight I felt at seeing my story Amelia Ellicott’s Garden become a play for children and adults alike with La Luna Youth Theatre in Townsville. I felt like Alice in Wonderland but instead of going down a rabbit hole I stepped inside the pages of my picture book and met all my...

    Read more
    Posted in Happenings
  • The reason I write

    by

     Fun and games at la Luna theatre with the cast and puppets for Amelia Ellicott’s garden. Next week I will be there for the first performance. Meanwhile I work in the gallery,paint, re-write The Garden Dwellers, paint, and take my grandchildren to the zoo. I have a good life.

    Read more
    Posted in Happenings
  • Magic happens

    by

    I would never have dreamed that my picture book Amelia Ellicott’s Garden would one day be a play and with gorgeous puppets. I am in Townsville for the Savannah Writers Festival and to meet the wonderful people at La Luna Youth Arts responsible for the play. Maybe I’ll wake up and it will be a dream. 

    Read more
    Posted in Happenings
  • Amelia Ellicott’s Garden is to be adapted for the stage by La Luna Youth Arts

    by

      My picture book Amelia Ellicott’s Garden is going to be adapted for stage by La Luna Youth Arts in Townsville   It’s quite exciting seeing this book transform into a play and I am keen to see how the story will translate onto the stage. Jonathon Brown from the La Luna Youth Arts has sent some promo material.  

    Read more
    Posted in Happenings