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Little Wings, exhibition at No Vacancy Feb 6-18

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.

 

 

 

 

Watching the Water wins a prize, 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.

Collage workshop at No Vacancy April 5

For kids 7-12 

Sanctuary, Solo exhibition at No Vacancy, Fed Square

This exhibition is a new body of work, comprising collage, oil and acrylic paintings inspired by the sanctuary I find - and need in order to function! - in the Australian landscape ...

You are warmly invited to the opening at 6pm on Thursday, 22 September, at No Vacancy, 32 The Atrium, Federation Square, Melbourne, and the show runs from 20 Sept to 9 Oct, with a collage workshop on the last weekend.

Life that is still - exhibition at Cambridge Studio Gallery

You are warmly invited to this group exhibition at Cambridge Studio Gallery, 52 Cambridge Street, Collingwood 14 Sept - 2 Oct 2016. Opening 2-4pm, Saturday 17 Sept.

'Life that is still: An exploration of the still life genre by Ness Alexandra, Jonathan Dudley, Jennifer Gough and Erica Wagner'

Cambridge Studio Gallery Portrait Prize - 2016

Come and see the Cambridge Studio Portrait Prize exhibition! My portrait of YA author Maureen McCarthy will be in it ...

The opening is on Sat Feb 13 at 2pm.

Cast Off, exhibition at Nyora Studio Gallery

The culmination of 18 months work at Nyora Studio Gallery:

 

Who’s Looking at You?

Portrait Exhibition at Cambridge Studio Gallery

My portrait 'Emma' will be on display at the Cambridge Studio Gallery Portrait Prize exhibition,Who's Looking at You?, from February 11 - 28, opening at 3pm on Feb 14.

Bayside Art Show

These four pictures will be on display at the Sandringham Yacht Club for the Bayside Art Show, opening Wed Aug 20 and on till Sun 24 August.

 

Owl and Fantasy - two paintings for CAS exhibition (9-22 Sept), opening on Sun 7 September

Some years ago I had an experience of a barn owl flying silently towards me one night. I am currently working on images inspired by fairytales. So this picture also represents transformation, as in Jorinde and Joringel.

This work has evolved over a number of years. It explores the idea of the 'ghostly lover' - and the sensuality of water and allowing oneself to be transported into another realm.

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