Readin’ in the rain
The old darling has had another outing, this time to the Byron Bay Writers Festival 2014 Sculpture Show last weekend. And once again, she enjoyed the company, and the company enjoyed her. “Great presence, great story!” enthused one festival patron. The Reader ended up with the Gaia Award for Best Sculpture, as well. Thanks to […]
Cloud baby arrives safely
Last Friday evening my new baby arrived safely into a welcoming world at Tweed Regional Gallery, New South Wales. Called Stories clouds tell, her birth was announced officially by Wendy Powitt, North Coast artist and fashion jewellery entrepreneur (Ghost & Lola – www.ghostandlola.com). It was a great night at the Tweed. Sunlight filtered under the dramatic […]
Whew! It’s up!
I’ve just finished installing my first ever solo show, Stories clouds tell, at the Tweed Regional Gallery at Murwillumbah, New South Wales. And I’m biased, but it does look good. The show combines sculptures and paintings, mostly executed in pigmented epoxy resin. Two Carrara marble sculptures are included, including Billow, which won an award in […]
Slow Progress Is Still Progress
When I started my big cloud in August last year, I didn’t know it would take over my life. In October I thought I’d be finished in November. In November I thought Christmas would see it completed. Now, as March starts, the light at the end of the tunnel is growing. And gee, it’s looking […]
APT Choices – Or Wide Of The Mark?
Recently APT7 – the seventh Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art – opened at GOMA and the Queensland Art Gallery in Brisbane. Billed as a “forward-thinking approach to questions of geography, history and culture and how these questions are explored through the work of contemporary artists“, it features works by 75 artists from Australia and 26 […]
Miracle At Mullum: Legless Sitter Moves
Back in 2010 I cast a large bronze figure whose legs ended at the knees, because of a) an arty-farty design decision and b) a shortage of time to make the lower legs. Since then she’s sat in our garden, unable to run away even if she wanted, which is unlikely because every spring she […]
Making work: The US experience
One advantage of being away from home base is that an artist can try something different, free of the expectations that the work will follow on from his or her ‘usual style’. For me, the four months in the US late in 2011 provided this freedom. In fact, it almost guaranteed I’d do something different, […]