Join me for the opening of “YOLO Man Waltzes Matilda“, a solo exhibition of my new paintings and mosaic works. March 10th at 11am for the Port Fairy Folk Festival, VENUE : Blarney Books & Art 37 James Street, Port Fairy. The exhibition will continue until April 21st. see www.blarneybooks.com.au for opening times after the festival.
Inspiration for these works come from W. Benjamin Lindner’s new book “Waltzing Matilda, Australia’s Accidental Anthem”. The foreword for this text has been written by Professor Geoffrey Blainey, AC. Blainey has described it as the new bible on the subject. Benjamin’s Book will also be launched at Balrney Books & Art at 1 pm on the 10th of March. It is being sold there and at all good independent bookshops and my studio/gallery.
I have had an incredibly busy start to the year. It began with a solo exhibition at the Deakin University Art Gallery at their Collins St, Docklands, Campus. That exhibition comprising of 26 ink drawings and 7 mosaics, was titled “Yolo Man and his Apocalyptic Alphabet”. I made the drawings in 2016 and the mosaics that accompanied them were made from 2016 – 2018. In 2016 I did show the drawings as a set of giclee prints and the mosaics at the Gallery of Contemporary Mosaics in Chicago, USA. The show at Deakin was the first time they have been shown exclusively.
Helen Bodycomb | Pamela Irving | Rachel Bremner | Caitlin Hughes | Kate Butler
Featuring work by five leading mosaic artists, Transitions will explore the mosaic as a vehicle for complex artistic expression and conceptual investigation using traditional methods and experimental techniques.
In the last two decades there has been a resurgence of the ancient craft of mosaics both internationally and in Australia, with numerous Australian practitioners gaining international recognition. Despite the current surge in contemporary mosaics in Australia it is a little known phenomena. The exhibition seeks to address this imbalance.
My current exhibition “Dreaming with Open Eyes” is at Without Pier Gallery 320 Bay Road, Cheltenham.
The exhibition continues until 27th September. The exhibition includes paintings, mosaics, wood assemblage and prints. There are 75 works created over the last couple of years. Without Pier is a beautiful gallery with a welcoming atmosphere. They represent many fine Australian artists. The catalogue is also online on their website.
If you miss the exhibition, the unsold works, will come back to my studio gallery in Patterson Rd, Bentleigh. Please call on 9557 2688 to make a time to view works.
Currently, at my gallery in Patterson Road, I have a large range of unframed prints all $110 and a collection of very large framed drawings which are not included in the exhibition due to space.
I am open most Saturdays 10 – 2pm without appointment or by appointment at other times. You are welcome to browse.
A belated Happy 2017 to all my friends, clients and followers.
It has been a while since my website has been updated and that is currently underway by Toni from 2aT Startup. 2017 is a big year for me and I am very excited about the plans ahead.
I am currently working towards two big solo exhibitions in Melbourne. The first is “Irreverent Tales”, an exhibition being organised by the City of Whitehorse’s ARTSPACE Gallery. This exhibition will contain some of my early works from 1984 to recent paintings, prints and mosaics, some of the works have not previously been shown in Australia. One work is being loaned from Museum Victoria and has not been seen publicly since 1992. I am looking forward to being reunited with it again. The exhibition promotion by the City of Whitehorse reads…
I have recently returned from Italy where I was participating in an exhibition called “Bibliomosaico”at Edizioni del Girazole, Ravenna, Italy, October- November 2013
The Exhibition Bibiliomosaico was conceived by Rosetta Berardi in 2009. It is a thematic exhibition with the intention of stimulating mosaic artists to think about the shape of a book and to create a book object.
My work is titled Mr Logomania.
The other exciting thing I did, was participate in Mosaik Yarismasi, Gaziantep Museum, Gaziantep, Republic of Turkey, November 2013. I feel very honored to be among the group of artists invited to participate in this event. My sincere thanks to Suha Semerci for organising this wonderful event in Gaziantep.