Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Resilience exhibition

It gives me great pleasure to extend this warm invitation to my next exhibition ...

The opportunity for this exhibition literally came out of the blue, however, I am really happy with the thread I've created between the works - the two larger works, Resilient I and II have been previously exhibited - Resilient I in Living Change, the Flying Arts Alliance Inc touring exhibition of the 2013 Queensland Regional Art Awards, and Resilient II in Reflections, Friends Noosa Regional Gallery Taste of Art 2015 group show at Noosa Regional Gallery. I've wanted to showcase these works together for some time now and it's great the opportunity presented itself.

New works also featured are the prototypes for my recent commission, to design and make the 2016 Sunshine Coast Australia Day Awards Trophy - four unique designs were created for the Trophy with one exclusively chosen, the remaining three designs (executed differently) feature in this exhibition.

Held at the Butter Factory Arts Centre, Cooroy the exhibition opens on Friday 8 January, 2016 at 6pm with guest speaker Nina Shodforth, Director, Noosa Regional Gallery, and officially opened by Julie Hauritz, Public Art Officer, Sunshine Coast Regional Council. It would be wonderful to see you there, if you can make it. My work will showcase in the Foyer, and Kym Barrett in the Creamery who is also exhibiting - both exhibitions open on the same evening.

Exhibition dates: 8 January - 17 February, 2016

And, to compliment the exhibition the gallery has provided Public Program of events:
Please direct all inquiries to the gallery

Thursday 14 January 2016 at 11am
Guided Tour with both myself and Kym
Please RSVP by 13 Jan bfac@iinet.net.au or 07 5442 6665

Saturday 16 January - Sunday 24 January 2016 10am - 3pm daily (closed Mondays)
APT8 Kids on Tour - no RSVP requiredplease click on this link for all the details.

Butter Factory Arts Centre
11A Maple Street,
Cooroy Q 4563
07 5442 6665

Gallery Hours:
Tues - Fri 10am - 4pm
Sat - Sun 10am - 3pm
(Closed Mondays and on public holidays)

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Sunshine Coast Australia Day Awards Trophy

I am delighted to announce that earlier in the year, I was commissioned by the Sunshine Coast Regional Council to design and make the 2016 Sunshine Coast Australia Day Awards Trophy.
Mateship, kinship and uniting as one, were the inspiration behind my design. The idea behind the concept was to design a trophy that represented what it means to be Australian and living on the Sunshine Coast.
It was an honour to be chosen to design the Sunshine Coast Australia Day Awards trophy - I believe the nominees for this award are people worthy of celebrating and honouring for the unconditional service they provide, not only for the people around them but also the broader community.
Designed to hang on a wall rather than sit as an object on a shelf, each trophy is cut from recycled corrugated iron using a waterjet cutting technique, and finished with a stainless steel and Jacaranda backing – while an original photograph was painstakingly converted into a vector file to create the design – the finished trophy however a different design is the same concept as
Resilient I pictured below.
Example concept - NOT ACTUAL WORK
Winners in the seven categories will receive their award at the Sunshine Coast Australia Day Awards Ceremony, on Monday 25 January 2016.  

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Unearthed Treasures Exhibition

It is a great honour for me to have work in the current exhibition Unearthed Treasures at Caloundra Regional Gallery.
“Local residents reveal their extraordinary hidden collections and share the fascinating stories behind them in this unique exhibition, Unearthed Treasures. Bringing together an eclectic combination of paintings, sculptures, historical objects and keepsakes, this exhibition reveals the rich and diverse passion for collecting held within the Sunshine Coast community.” – Caloundra Regional Gallery.
A very special thank you to Julie Hauritz (Public Art Officer Sunshine Coast Regional Council) for nominating my art work for selection from her private collection – other works include distinguished artists like Charles Blackman, Norman Lindsay, Pro Hart, Ken Done and many more.
Ladies Fan & Lidded Box II (detail), 2015.

Exhibition dates: Wednesday 2 December, 2015 to Sunday 17 January, 2016. 
22 Omrah Ave,
Caloundra Qld 4551
(next to Caloundra Library)
Ph: 07 - 5420 8299