Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Planes, Trains and Bubble'O Bills

Hi, thanks so much to everyone who's seen and supported my new solo show, Trying to leaf things better than we found them, in its first week at MARS Gallery!

Here's a photo of me with some new glazed ceramic sculptures of toothbrushes, titled Old Mates. 

You can brush up against these Old Mates, and all the other new works in show, on now until December 15.

The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm. Hope you get a chance to see it before it's tooth late! For more info please click here!

In other exciting news, I have a new solo show opening this Friday November 27th at Tweed Regional Gallery in NSW, the show's titled Planes, Trains and Bubble’O Bills.

The title is a reference to the great 1987 film Planes, Trains and Automobiles, and the exhibition is all about the experience of passing time on public transport.

The main body of work presented is my series of 99 drawings of people on the train, originally shown in 2014 as part of the exhibition NEW14, curated by Kyla McFarlane at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art.

These drawings of mundane situations within crowded train carriages take on a new meaning this year.

Planes, trains and Bubble'O Bills also features a fun public program for kids and families. Tweed Regional Gallery is wheelchair accessible. The exhibition runs from November 27, 2020 until March 14, 2021.

It would be bubble'O brilliant if you get a chance to see the show, for more info please click here.

Tweed Gallery and I would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which this exhibition will be taking place, the people of the Bundjalung Nation, and pay respect to their Elders past, present and emerging, who've been creating art here for thousands of years.

Monday, November 16, 2020

On a wing and a pear

Hi, here's a new ceramic sculpture called "The world's gone pear shaped".

This sculpture is acrylic on kiln fired earthenware ceramic, its dimensions are 11.7cm x 7cm x 7cm, and in exciting news this work will be included in my new solo show opening this Wednesday, November 18, at MARS Gallery!
The exhibition plays with ideas of personal growth, kindness and togetherness whilst responding to themes that are both timely and timeless.

Here's a new painting that's also included in the show, titled "Trying to leaf things better than we found them".

"Trying to leaf things better than we found them" is acrylic on linen and measures 108cm x 96cm. 

If you'd like to see the exhibition catalogue featuring all the works in the show please email andy@marsgallery.com.au 

The show runs from November 18 to December 20. 
MARS Gallery is located at 7 James Street, Windsor, in Melbourne, just off Chapel Street.

Here's another new work in the show titled Social Bubbles and Social Bubble'O's.

I've just finished installing the exhibition today, I hope you get a chance to see these works in person and hopefully see you there!

I'd like to acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, whose land this exhibition has been created on, and pay respect to their Elders past, present and emerging, who have been creating art here for thousands of years.