Art Dreaming – group exhibition

Lost and found 2015 – this piece is part of Art Dreaming, and exhibition of work by artists from GANEAA (Goulburn North East Arts Alliance). It is current from September 19 – October 18, 2015  @ Wangaratta Art Gallery 2.

This print is made using a lino block that has been cut up, inked separately and put back together, like a puzzle, before printing. Edvard Munch used this process with some of his woodblocks. I like using this approach for compositions with simple shapes and separate blocks of colour. Many of my birds are printed in this way.

Lost and found was my ‘demo’ model for the Puzzle print workshop that I  ran for GANEAA and the Across the Arts Festival in May this year.
lost and found_web

Bimblebox 153 Birds – May 9, 2015 @ Impress Printmakers Studio Gallery, 134 Kedron Park Rd, Wooloowin QLD, Australia

There will be 153 birds in this exhibition, who live at Bimblebox Nature Refuge. The purpose of the exhibition is to raise awareness of the plight of the 8,000 hectare refuge, which is under threat from a proposed thermal coal project (Clive Palmer’s China First Project or Galilee Coal Project – the one that needs the huge train link to transport coal to the Great Barrier Reef) To find out more click here or head to the ‘Bimblebox 153 Birds’ facebook page.

Here is my contribution, the ‘White-breasted woodswallow’, 2015, who looks like he isn’t going to budge for anyone. Good luck Bimblebox Nature Refuge. I hope I can visit you one day.

white breasted woodswallow

‘Words that Matter’, Wangaratta Art Gallery 9 May – 7 June, 2015

My most recent print, ‘Our mutual friend’ (title borrowed from a novel by Charles Dickens) has been selected to be in this exhibition at Wangaratta Art Gallery; a visual exploration of words in our world. This piece is inspired by a bookshelf that belongs to Australian author/playwright, Margaret Hickey. Looking forward to seeing what else is in this show.

our mutual friend_web





Retro Dream Machine

I recently ran a colour linocut workshop at SAM (Shepparton Art Museum) in conjunction with their ‘Dream Machine’ exhibition; Car drawings from the Museum of Fine Art, Boston. ‘Dream Machine’ runs until May 17, 2015, and is well worth a look. There are also drawing activities for kids in retro lounge installations and a fab drawing wall by Lee Ward, of his matchbox car collection. To see the full program of events, click here.

Album art features in Wall Street Journal

Congratulations to Luluc for having ‘Passerby’ make the Wall Street Journal’s top 15 albums for 2014! The album artwork was pictured in the article. (December 25, 2014) Click here to view the article, ‘ The Best Music of 2014: Independent Artists Far From the Cotton-Candy Mainstream.’

wall street luluc 2014 december

Passerby 2014

Zoe and her cat2012

Three prints to illustrate Luluc’s album, ‘Passerby’ –  released on Sub Pop Records July 15, 2014

Zoe and her cat (above)


linocut print

20.5 x 27cm

Take me back 2010

Take me back (above)


woodcut print

24 x 32 cm

String of pearls 2012

String of pearls (above)


linocut print

13.5 x 22.5

Get Happy 2013

Get happy  2013

Get Happy 2013


140 x 300 cm

Commissioned for Improvisations – six artists six songs, at Wangaratta Art Gallery, October 26 – November 17 2013.  Six artists were given a 1.5 x 3m piece of paper & asked to respond to artists performing at the 2013 Wangaratta Jazz Festval.  This piece was inspired by (& created while listening to) Monique diMattina’s song Get Happy.