Work continues at Australian Galleries during the COVID – 19 social distancing times. Though the doors are shut for the time being there is plenty to see online. I was delighted to find my works paired with some exquisite paintings by Pam Tippet. See the collection here: https://australiangalleries.com.au/exhibitions/embrace/
This exhibition will contain all the pieces that were in my Sydney show last year, but I’ve added four new works as well. Looking forward to ‘unveiling’ them at next Friday night’s opening!
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.
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.
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.
I’m delighted to be running a one day workshop with GANEAA (Goulburn and North East Arts Alliance) this year: Friday May 1, 10am-3.30pm at Wangaratta GOTAFE. For more information and booking click here…
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.