Monday, February 17, 2020

A Deakin of hope

Hi, here's a new mural I painted last week called Footprints.
This is one of two new murals I painted as part of a new exhibition titled Drawing On The Wall, presented at Deakin University Art Gallery.Drawing On The Wall is a group show featuring myself, Kerrie PolinessJulia Gorman and David Harley.

The show's curated by James Lynch, who invited the artists to make large works directly on the gallery walls.

We also spent time working with the Deakin Uni art students, as seen here in this photo of myself working with art students 
Bianca Fletcher-Gunev, Kat Mitchell and Sam Robertson-Waterson. It felt a bit like we were a formula one crew as we all worked side by side painting the car.
For more info about the exhibition please click here.
And if you'd like to read a little article about the show published in the Dockland News, please click here.

Drawing On The Wall is on until March 27, with the official opening from 6-8pm this Wednesday, February 19. Hopefully see you there!

Friday, February 14, 2020

Choc full of hope

Hi, here's a new ceramic sculpture titled CareForYourFello Koala
I made this sculpture for the ArtForJustice fundraiser, organised by Stella Maynard, with all money raised going directly to the Fire Relief Fund for First Nations Communities and SEED Mob, an Indigenous youth climate network.

I also sold these five new ceramic Friendchips, (with the money raised going to the Salvation Army Bushfire Appeal), because the world could really use a friend right now.
In such a devastating bushfire season it's been so inspiring to see everyone do their best to help in any way they can. 

Another new work I've made in response to the climate crisis is this ceramic sculpture, titled It's Way Too Sunny, Boy.
Acrylic on kiln fired earthenware ceramic. 16 x 10 x 9cm. 2020.
I've donated It's Way Too Sunny, Boy to the Gippsland Bushfire Appeal exhibition, opening this Saturday February 15, at the Gippsland Art Gallery.

The exhibition runs until March 15, when the artworks will be auctioned off with all money raised going towards the Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund, to help support those who have lost their homes in the East Gippsland fires.

For more info please click here.

Thanks so much for reading, hope you're having a safe and happy start to the year.