Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Pottering around

Hi, here's a ceramic sculpture I made of a catalogue by the great Sri Lankan-born, Sydney based artist Ramesh Mario Nitheyendran.
Back in February 2017 I took this sculpture to an artist talk Ramesh gave at the Mpavillion, and after the talk he was kind enough to autograph it for me.
Huge thanks to Ramesh! And if you're interested in hearing a recording of the awesome artist talk he gave that day click here.

Anyway as you can see I'm a big fan of Ramesh, which makes it super exciting that this Saturday I'll be working alongside him at the Potter Museum, as part of their event Inside Out.

Over the space of two hours Ramesh and myself, as well as the amazing artists Richard Lewer and Zilverster (Sharon Goodwin and Irene Hanenbergh), will each take turns to paint one big mural together. 

Really looking forward to it! Here's a pic from the last time I painted a mural.

The whole thing's kicking off this Saturday May 4th from 4-8pm, and is wheelchair accessible. Come along and say hello! And if you feel like getting involved, there'll also be a giant piece of paper where everyone is encouraged to draw along with the mural.

I'd like to acknowledge the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation as the traditional owners of the land on which this event will be taking place, and pay my respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.

Thanks so much for reading, hopefully see you soon, and in the meantime here's a drawing I did of the four artists I'm thrilled to be working alongside this Saturday!

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Roles right off the tounge

Hi, here's some new ceramic sculptures of flat batteries.
These sculptures are in my solo show at Mars Gallery, which is still on for a couple more days until this Saturday April 13th. If you're feeling a bit flat and would like a little bit of a recharge, come check it out!

Oh also, another thing you could check out is the latest Art Collector magazine (issue 88), which very excitingly features a six page article about my work!

A huge thanks to Jane O'Sullivan for writing such a wonderful piece, and also a huge thanks to Zan Wimberley for dropping by my studio and taking such great photos, including this one of me with a ceramic chip on my shoulder.
Photo by Zan Wimberley
Another thanks I'd like to say this week is to Bunjil Place gallery in Narre Warren, who invited me to give a one hour artist talk this week to the Arts Agitators, a youth group of artists aged 15 to 25.

It was a great evening spent with great people at a great gallery. Really great all round.
In other super exciting news, I have an upcoming solo exhibition at Hugo Michell gallery opening next month on Thursday, May 16th!

I'll talk more about it when it gets a little closer but if you happen to be in Adelaide then please come say hi!

In the meantime though thanks so much for reading and I hope your week is rolling along nicely!

Speaking of rolling, here's a new work titled Role Play. This piece is in my solo show on at Mars gallery and features a ceramic sculpture
 of a Chiko Roll, a sausage roll and a toilet roll.

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Darned if you do and darned if you Nen-don't

Hey, there's only a week left to see the awesome Escher and Nendo exhibition on at the National Gallery of Victoria!

Here's a ceramic sculpture I made of a book by Oki Sato, the founder of Nendo.
Recently I was lucky enough to meet the brilliant Oki Sato and tell him how much I love his work, and he was kind enough to autograph my sculpture.

Here's my Nendo sculpture in front of Nendo's work.

And here's my Nendo at Nando's.

Also, in other "There's only one week left" news, there's only a week left to see the group show I'm in at Home 375 Gallery in Sydney.

ere's one of my new works in the show, a Glum Cola flavoured Sulky-boy sculpture.
Here's a new ceramic work I made called Wallets and Gromit, this work's included in my solo exhibition now on at Mars Gallery in Melbourne.
And I'd just like to say a huge thanks to everyone who's come to see the show so far!!

The exhibition's on until April 13th so if you haven't been able to see it yet hopefully you might get a chance in the next couple of weeks!

To coincide with my solo show, I also made a 20 page A5 catalogue, featuring a drawing of every work in the exhibition.

The books are 
printed on 125gsm paper with a handpainted front and back cover, and they're all signed and numbered in an edition of 50.

They're $10 each, including postage, and if you'd like a copy please let me know!

For more info about my solo show at Mars Gallery, please click here.

For more info about the group exhibition I'm in at Home 375 Gallery, please click here.
For more info about the Escher and Nendo exhibition at the NGV, please 
click here.

And for more info about Nando's, and to find a store near you, please 
click here.

Oh and lastly, in other exciting news, last week my girlfriend and I went to a Simpsons trivia night and amazingly we won the costume competition for this costume we made of two waffles stuck together!! (The Kwik-E-Mart doormat Emmy's holding was our prize.)

Thanks heaps for reading, hope you have a tremendous week, (or should I say, a tre-nendo-us week), and I hope it's packed full of waffles and gromit.