Thursday, August 31, 2017


Whenever I see a pro athlete I admire I always seem to turn back into a 6 year old dorky fan. (Well, whenever I see someone who's a pro at anything really!)

Here's a photo from February when I very excitedly got to meet the great bulldogs captain Bob Murphy, who just this weekend played his last game of AFL football. 
Bob Murphy is a pretty special footballer for a lot of reasons, not least of which being the insightful, romantic and funny column he regularly wrote for The Age newspaper during his career, often reflecting on the game of football he'd played just a couple of days earlier.

These pieces were later compiled into a book called "Murphy's Lore", which as a little tribute I made a ceramic replica of, and then amazingly Bob was kind enough to autograph.

My sculpture of the bulldogs book is included amongst other new dog themed work in the exhibition Every Dog Has It's Day, on now until September 17 at the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. So if you're in Sydney then please go sniff it out dog gone it!
(Quick drawing done while watching Collingwood defeat the Bulldogs in the AFL Womens League.)

Also, another thing on if you're in Sydney, I have a painting in the upcoming Firstdraft fundraiser auction that's on tomorrow night, (Friday September 1st), from 6-9pm!
To save me from having to write out the names of all the other artists who have donated work to the fundraiser, here's a flyer with the full list;

Firstdraft is a fantastic artist run gallery in Sydney and all the money raised from this fundraiser goes towards keeping the gallery rent free for all next years exhibiting artists. 

My piece you can bid on is this acrylic on canvas painting, titled 'Chinspiration'.
Chinspiration. Acrylic on canvas. 30 x 40cm. 2017

So yeah, thanks heaps for reading, and if you're chin Sydney tomorrow then you are very much chinvited to come bid on an artwork and at the same time help out a great gallery, it's a chin-chin situation!

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