17th March 2018
I'm running collage classes at Cambridge Studio Gallery on three Wednesday nights in April. Come along and have a play!
28th February 2018
11th February 2018
This White Night - Sat Feb 17 - my exhibition 'Little Wings' at No Vacancy Project Space, Federation Square, will come to life with projections from emerging video artist Isaiah Morris. Add this to your White Night itinerary! From 5pm-10pm.
24th January 2018
I'm excited to be running a set of three collage workshops at Cambridge Studio Gallery in April.
17th January 2018
All welcome at the opening on Thurs 8 Feb - 6-8pm!
To create the paintings and collages in this exhibition I continued my practice of drawing and painting from life and from nature, and then repurposing old artworks – ripping and cutting them up – to create new imagery with collage techniques, watercolour and ink. The oil and acrylic works have all emerged from layers of underpainting and various incarnations below the images now forming the surface. This method works for me, surprising me with subject matter that I had not consciously planned.
A residency in Lightning Ridge and travels to the Northern Territory and the Kimberley in 2017 inspired many of these works. In September, while camping at Tilmouth Wells on the Tanami Road, I witnessed a remarkable sight: huge flocks of budgies chattering and perching on trees then taking off in with precision and purpose, swooping, soaring, mobbing together in joyful – to me at least! – rushes of movement in the sky. The strength and vulnerability of those small birds inspired me, and enabled me to find a way to connect the disparate themes in this exhibition.
Thank you to Sunsiz Media and their beautiful off-the-grid miner’s camp artist’s residency in the opal fields of Lightning Ridge, where much of the work in this exhibition was begun. Thank you to Susan Bamford Caleo and Elissa Goodrich, whose performance in their incredible theatre show Fragments thrilled me when I first saw and heard it in March 2017, and continues to inspire me to create work in response. Thank you to Craig Smith, my life and travelling companion, whose practical prowess enables us to experience the landscape, bird life and art of northern Australia and allows me to continue to explore the vast inland spaces that lie within as well as outside us.
15th November 2017
Come along if you can!
13th October 2017
5th April 2017
A lovely morning at No Vacancy today - school holiday collage workshop.
29th March 2017
Very excited that Godwin Bradbeer named 'Watching the Water' winner of the George Hicks Foundation VAS Contemporary Exhibition - there are many gorgeous works in this beautiful exhibition in the refurbished VAS galleries.
22nd March 2017