Saturday, December 17, 2011


my first plein air sketch for a couple of years today... a view of the 'The Piggery'

a new sign

we now have a new sign outside the piggery

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Bert's Portrait

Bert Moriarty called round to the Piggery today and I was able to do a bit more to his portrait

Thursday, November 10, 2011

A New Portrait

So far I have only painted one portrait in the 'Piggery' but Bert Moriarty came round  today and I was able to start a 24 x 18 oil Portrait of him in about 100 minutes... hopefully he will be able to come  round again next week so that I can do more to  it!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Running of the Bulls

There was a bit of excitement today when 50 bulls were moved down the road past the piggery. They started off orderly and then as you can see by the photos, jammed up at the toilet block as though waiting for instructions. The Alpaca guarding the sheep was on high alert and there was a lot of bleating and mooing. Then the bulls headed off towards the piggery, but there was a bit of confusion when a few stopped to drink from the puddle of water at the Earth Care driveway. After a bit of coaxing they were on their way again, and they got a bit of a run up and started trotting fast down hill, as you can see from the speed blur. I stood by my post at the piggery door throughout the whole ordeal to avoid a bull in a china (pottery!) shop - speaking of which we sold two pieces of pottery today and a painting from the gallery last week!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Artisans Trail weekend

The Hawkesbury Artists and Artisans trail weekend was Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th August.

The Piggery Lane Gallery & Studios were open 10-4 as a part of the trail and had a number of visitors passing through and enjoying the heritage building and artworks
Peter Christian from "time'n motion pictures" took some extensive live footage of some of the Studios/Gallery and Artists as a part of his ongoing project of filming local old buildings and their current uses... it will be interesting to see if this finishes up as part of a completed work somewhere!

discussions over some of the pottery items

even the local wildlife showed a keen interest in some of the installations

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Open Day 7th May

a photo of the inside of the Piggery Lane Studio taken on the May 7th Open day

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Piggery Studio

 Piggery Lane Studios will be open on Saturday 7th of May from 10am - 4pm

and for a Bus Excursion on  Thursday 19th May, Tea Coffee and Refreshments Provided.