February 2021 Interrupted Spectrum, Orange Anson Street Public Art

Interrupted Spectrum“, an intervention with the wall of Woolworths on Anson Street is one of several public art works commissioned by Orange Regional Gallery & Orange City Council with assistance from the NSW Government Future City Public Art Program. The aim of the Future Cities program is to revitalise the CBD and encourage foot traffic.

As one passerby commented: “Pretty f@$ken great, isn’t it mate!?”

November 2020 The Palisades, Marrickville Metro Public Arts Program

The new extension to Marrickville Metro, despite COVID-19, is nearing completion. Marrickville Metro has partnered with the Inner West Council to develop a public arts program for the new building. I was very pleased to be included in the program and have developed a work that follows the ramp to the car parking levels.

The ramp is camouflaged behind 135 fence palings which rise above Edinburgh Road.  Each metal palisade, 200 mm wide and 450 mm apart is set at a right angle to the façade with the two sides painted in different colours. The work, called The Palisades, depicts the history of the Marrickville area in colour; the thousands of years of pre-colonial indigenous habitation represented on one side of the palisades and the 220 years of colonisation and change represented on the other.

The indigenous side is painted with harmonious greys, greens and ochres to represent the kangaroos, managed grasslands, woodlands and swamps. The design has rhythm and repetition to reflect the dynamic homeostasis of aboriginal habitation. The other side, European history from 1800 to the multicultural present, is an arithmetic time line where colours hint at the main activities, industries or nationalities of the inhabitants.  The final sequence of this side is a series of strong primary and secondary colours representing the flags of nations of all the people of the world who migrated to this area.

March – April 2020 Survey Show at Braemar Gallery

I’m delighted to invite you to my survey show at Braemar Gallery at Springwood in the beautiful Blue Mountains. The show is on for a month from March 19, closing on April 12 so if you are around the Mountains during this time, drop in for a peek. The gallery is open Thursday to Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm. I’ll be there most Sundays.

November 2019 – January 2020 Korean Australian Art Prize 2019

I was delighted to be selected as a finalist in the Korean Australian Art prize with my work Circling the Square.

Circling the Square: torn and curled paper on paper

September – November 2019 Hazelhurst National Art on Paper Award

I was very pleased to have my work The Persistence of Blue accepted for the 2019 Hazelhurst National Art on paper Award. The work is a large diptych inspired by the fading colours of posters in shop windows. Blue seems to be the last pigment to fade away. Once gaudy images become beautifully soft and subtle. this work was to have been the centerpiece of a solo show at Stella Downer Fine Art but it was wonderful to show it in the beautiful space of Hazelhurst Regional Gallery.

The Persistence of Blue: ink on cut and folded paper

April – May 2019 Sculptures at Scenic World

I was delighted to be able to exhibit my paper sculptures Fragile Resilience in the beautiful rainforest at Katoomba’s Scenic World. The White spheres looked luminous against the dark foliage. Many thanks to the Exhibition Manager, Justin Morrissey, for having the confidence to show paper works out in the open. They are remarkably resilient. And many thanks to Clytie smith for a beautiful photo of the work in the early morning sunshine.

Fragile Resilience: torn and curled paper on paper

July 2018 Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize

Delighted to have five little sculptures accepted for the Waterhouse Natural History Prize at the South Australian Museum in Adelaide.  The exhibition is on from the 8th June to the 5th August.

The Platonics: paper curls on the five platonic solids

June 2018 Exhibition in Broadhurst Gallery at Hazelhurst

My work will be exhibited in the Broadhurst Gallery at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery Gymea from June 15 until June 26.  Hazelhurst is a wonderful art centre and has a great cafe and garden as extra attractions.

March 2018 Changes

This untreated paper sculpture has been outside exposed to the elements for over a year. It was first shown at the 2017 North Sydney Art Prize at the Coal Loader where it was set out on a beautiful ochre-coloured outcrop of sandstone. It was supposed to break down over the two weeks of the exhibition…

Studio Shot  ι  March 12th 2017  ι  March 15th 2018, after exposure to the elements for over a year