I have a bunch of projects that will be coming to fruition in the near future.
Read on for more details.
CANBERRA CONTEMPORARY ART SPACE
Opens Friday May 21st 6pm, Gorman House, Ainslie Ave, Braddon
Come along to CCAS to see a solo show of new paintings that I have recently completed.
Graffiti is hardly the first thing that springs to mind when considering the outback- especially when the general public has forgotten what graffiti actually are. They are representative of individuals, their thoughts, motivations and emotions. In this way we can examine the psyche of a place via its public inscriptions. The graffiti that I have interpreted in this work offer us insight into our contemporary Australian outback.
Also showing will be Helen Shelley and James Lieutenant.
NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY, CANBERRA
Opens Friday May 21st 6pm, King Edward Tce, Parkes
I have dusted off a series of stenciled street posters that I developed around 2003 to be shown as part of a group exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery.
The series is titled ‘Occupied Territory’ and portrays all of your favourite political superheroes including Osama Bin Laden, Saddam Hussein, George W Bush and John Howard. I will be producing a large scale wall based work in the space.
DROP AND PLOP – THE ART OF PUBLIC SCULPTURE
Public debate at Craft ACT Galleries
Tuesday 8 June 6.pm - 7.pm
I will be arguing the affirmative, for public sculpture, as part of a Craft ACT and Canberra Contemporary Art Space forum. This series of informal discussions and debates examine topical issues surrounding the impact and influence of contemporary craft and design on the cityscape and city dwellers, and form part of the ongoing dialogue associated with the Designing a Capital: Crafting a City program.
RESIDENCY & EXHIBITION AT FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE
At the beginning of July I will be travelling to Fremantle and the Kimberley to undertake a 3 month artist in residence. This will culminate in a solo exhibition at Fremantle Arts Centre late in September. The project will examine inscriptions left on Boab trees. The trees have a distinctive place in WA history and culture and people have left their marks on them for hundreds of years. One of the unique qualities of these trees is that marks do not grow out of their bark and so it is possible to still read messages written by early explorers, pastoralists and travelers. I am interested in the stories that these marks hold and the way these can be incorporated into a visual art practice.
More details as they come to hand.