June 12, 2015
May 26, 2015
SPA excursion for 2015 register now.
Full details here: http://www.aptmildura.com.au/registration/
Mildura BMW Australian Print Triennial, 2015
9am Friday 30th October 2015 – 3pm Sunday 1st November 2015
The Mildura BMW Australian Print Triennial is a major international art event spearheaded by The Art Vault that will bring together artists, academics, arts ambassadors and practising printmakers from Australia and overseas to engage in a celebration of art printmaking and its significance in modern Australia’s Art’s culture.
Also on is the Mildura Jazz Food and Wine Festival
30 October – 2 November 2015
MAKE A GREAT WEEKEND OF ART, FOOD and MUSIC.
March 23, 2015
You know I make Shifu thread from time to time. Here’s the way an expert does it. It is a beautiful and meditative process.
March 13, 2015
After a while buffeted by the sudden gusts of wind we have been experiencing here in Sydney, my rusted and stitched panels are demonstrating the process of entropy very nicely. I was worried about them making it through the length of the exhibition, but I now I think they’ll hang on till the end.
March 4, 2015
We installed my work at the Coal Loader this week. It’s in a rather rustic building which suits the work very well. The brick walls are stained with rust and old paint. The site is open on one side, so the panels move with the breeze – sometimes it looks as if they are breathing. There are lots of interesting works to see, many of them site specific.
February 22, 2015
Richard has set up a studio for me in his garage, and I have been working there today. It’s nice to have a change of scenery. Of course, I forgot to bring up a couple of vital pieces of equipment, but nevertheless I feel I have been making steady progress. As I explore the materials I have bought with me I can hear Richard in his studio, making music. There is a sense of companionship, even though we are working separately.
February 19, 2015
February 16, 2015
February 13, 2015
February 12, 2015
I recently attended a workshop at Bangalow with Jenny Sages. it was an opportunity to learn how Jenny does her wonderful works. It seems that those huge portraits are painted in oils on a wax ground, so they are not really encaustic paintings. The wax ground gives the paint a beautiful luminosity, and a kind of warmth to the skin tones which would be very difficult to achieve in any other way.
Here are some images from the workshop.