Abstraction Now

ABSTRACTION NOW is a group show featuring Anne McLaughlin, Alison Smith, Bruce Roxburgh, Lezlie Tilley, Ahn Wells, Priya Joy and myself, opening soon @ Newcastle Art Space - NAS alongside the wonderful work of Olivia Parsonage! So if you feel a lack of scribbles, please feel welcome to come along on Friday 03 October, 2014 at 6pm for the opening...

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Out of Hand exhibition at The Depot Gallery

13 – 24 August 2013 at The Depot Gallery, 2 Danks Street, Waterloo NSW. Out of Hand is an exhibition of painting and sculptural works by a group of artists who share a discursive interest in continuing the language and experience of contemporary Abstract art.Install shot at the galleryStatement for the exhibition..."Creatively, I am interested in visual and material translation, metaphorical organisational and spatial structures and embodied experience in making and process within visual methodologies of research. (I like making images that refer to their own making) The works for Out of Hand explore these structures and models, contrasting a symbolic spatial monochrome and a corresponding metaphorical schema of spatial colour.…

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Year of the Bird @ MRAG – progress

Some preliminary sketches for my large paper work for Year of the Bird."...Our relationship with the bird is complex. We have a long cultural history of using birds decoratively, symbolically, narratively, allegorically and consuming them literally and metaphorically through advertising, art, commerce and fashion. My work for Year of the Bird borrows from mythological, literary and popular culture representations of birds and re-imagines them in abstracted imaginary ‘field studies’. These large scale painted drawings are also personal interpretations of the museological and presentational aspects of natural history traditions, incorporating abstract note-taking, anatomy and typography. References to these borrowed traditions are…

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