Monday, May 31, 2010


Winter after a week of heavy rain.

Autumn from my desk.

As you can see from the images above things are moving rapidly in the garden as the seasons change and, on the subject of change, what has happened with blogger draft which wont let me upload photos anymore? With it I could have waxed poetically about the above images and managed to place them in the correct order!
Any way the winds are howling and the rain is bucketing down as I work on a big yellow painting which I think may have been inspired by autumn colour. I always wrestle with yellow paint and this work is no exception. I might post an image if I win the fight.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Julie Mehretu Mural

I would love to work on this scale.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Back in the Studio

Back in the studio I am working on two new large works and trying to plan my schedule for the next year or two.
I often make small 30 cm x 30 cm works as studies when I am working with new patterns and colour. Some times it's fun to place the works side together to see where my work is going. The work on the left is from 2008 and the one on the right from this month.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Annie Aitken @ James Dorahy

Yesterday I battled rainy conditions to visit galleries in Sydney. Martin Browne was in the process of hanging the next exhibition but at James Dorahy Project Space I caught the first day of Annie Aitkin's exhibition Symbiosis.
The exhibition features a series of exquisite forms made from stripped polypropelene and acrylic rod. These beautifully executed works, which must be a labour of love, remind me of sea creatures, nests and beautiful baskets. With their softly translucent colours and the delicate tracery of shadows that they throw on the gallery walls they are a visual feast. Oh to own one!
The exhibition coninues until 13 June.
Annie Aitken, 2010, Stitched #, Polypropelene & AcrylicRod.
(apologies for the incomplete caption)

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Artist Talk Anita Traverso Gallery

Stefan Gevers whose exhibition Forgotten Places runs concurrently with mine at Anita Traverso Gallery in Melbourne is giving an artist floor talk at 2:15pm on Saturday 22 May.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Installation Views

Sometimes blogging doesn't come easily. The past two weeks have been so busy and I have had lots to think about. Ask any artist and they will always say that the time after a new exhibition is often strange/difficult/disorienting after the frenzy and focus that leads up to a show. So I am posting some installation shots of my exhibition, Stolen Geometry from the Gardens of Love, and will get back to more serious blogging at a later date.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

An Occasional Collector

Tim North, who describes himself as an occasionally collector and owns some of my work, spoke at the Albert Street Galleries Open Day in Melbourne last weekend.
This is a short exert from Tim's speech in which he talks movingly about the roll art plays in his life.