Monday, November 13, 2017

Domestic Duties Chapter Three - Official Opening

Please accept this warm invitation to the official opening of my next solo exhibition, Domestic Duties Chapter Three 'Sacred in the Domestic' to be held at Noosa Regional Gallery on Friday 1 December 2017 from 6pm. Guest Speaker Dr Ginna Brock.

Domestic Duties Chapter Three is the finale in the trilogy of explorations into the domestic sphere. 

Sacred in the Domestic (detail), 2017, vintage laundry trolley, wire basket, plastic, upcycled pillow-cases, ink, 22 carat gold leaf and varnish.

One of the features of Domestic Duties Chapter One (2011) and Domestic Duties Chapter Two (2012) was audience participation. The audience informed the development of the works in both exhibitions by responding to the term ‘Domestic Duties’. Domestic Duties Chapter Three continues the conversation and documents the response to the phrase ‘Sacred in the Domestic’ by transferring them onto the prayer flag like fabric so that it reads as a stream of consciousness poem – a snapshot of our community in the here and now.

9 Pelican St,
Tewantin Q 4565

Exhibition dates 1st December 2017 to 21 January 2018
Official Opening Friday 1 December 2017 at 5.30pm 
Guest Speaker Dr Ginna Brock Lecturer, English and
Creative Writing, Faculty of Arts and Business, USC.

Artist Talk Wednesday 6th December 10.30am to 11.30am.

Please note: The Gallery will be closed from 3pm, Friday 22 December and re-open 10am, Tuesday 2 January 2018.

Domestic Duties Chapter Three 'Sacred in the Domestic' is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

a little teaser ...

Spiritus Mundi (detail), 2017, vintage rotary clothesline, powder-coat, 22 carat gold leaf, varnish, 112 upcycled pillow-cases and ink, H 2400mm x W + D 4000mm.

Inner Core (detail), 2017, bamboo, paint, upcycled vintage bias binding and ink, dimensions variable (pole length 1300mm).

Radiant Love (detail), 2017, wood, metal, powder-coat and automotive paint, diameter 920mm (Qty 7 one in each colour of the rainbow).

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Masterclass - Floating Land

I will be presenting a one day Masterclass on Saturday 30th September from 10am to 3pm at Noosa Regional Gallery as part of their 2017 Floating Land event. Participants will create totemic sculptures out of wire armature and the humble tea bag. Each participant will have the opportunity to engage with my processes, praxis and aesthetic principles, while the more sophisticated outcomes will be considered for inclusion in the curated exhibition contributing to Floating Land 2017.
Strictly limited to 10 participants, please follow this link to register your interest, or contact Noosa Regional Gallery direct on 5329 6145.

Mangrove (detail), 2017, used tea bags and wire, H1200mm x W1500mm x D1500mm (variable).

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Papillon - Redland Art Gallery

Please accept this warm invitation to my next showing of Papillon. 

This time Papillon is heading to Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland. The Official Opening is Friday 18th August at 6.30pm and to be opened by Saffron Drew, RADF Liaison Officer, Sunshine Coast Council. Please RSVP here

My Floor Talk and Morning Tea is at 10.30am to 11.30am Sunday 20 August 2017.
Please RSVP here

Also, I will be facilitating a Papillon Tea Bag Butterfly Adult Workshop as part of the Galleries Public Program on Sunday 8th October 2017 from 10am to 1pm at Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland. Cost $10 non-refundable booking fee. For more information please call the Gallery (07) 3829 8484 or RSVP online here

Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland
Cnr Middle and Bloomfield Streets,
Cleveland Q 4163

Monday to Friday 9am - 4pm
Sunday 9am - 2pm

Admission Free

Monday, May 22, 2017

Domestic Duties Chapter Three - Seeking your thoughts!

Being part of You, Me and a Cup of Tea was a wonderful experience, but time waits around for no man and time is ticking on my next big gig's deadline, Domestic Duties Chapter Three 'Sacred in the Domestic' a major solo exhibition at Gallery One, Noosa Regional Gallery (dates below).

Some may remember participating in the previous two chapters, Domestic Duties Chapter One (2011) and Domestic Duties Chapter Two (2012) and I thank you for the overwhelming responses. The initial concept for the Domestic Duties Project was to create an installation using an iconic Hills Hoist Clothesline as the center piece for the exhibition, well space didn't allow for the first two chapters, and in hindsight, time was needed for the concept to ripen and mature to its full potential - Chapter Three see's the inclusion of personal interpretation into mandala, pray flag and rainbow colour symbolism.

Domestic Duties Chapter Three is the finale in a trilogy of explorations into domestic duties. Chapter three also invites audience participation by responding in ONE word to the phrase
"Sacred in the Domestic" - some of the ONE word responses I've received thus far include; thankfulness, grace, calm, appreciative, bliss and the list goes on...

If you like the concept and feel like sharing my Domestic Duties Project with all your friends and family - I would LOVE you too!! Your ONE word can be commented on here or emailed to me at thanks!

ps: feel free to comment as many times as you like, with as many ONE words as you like...

Exhibition dates 1 December 2017 to 21 January 2018
Official Opening Friday 1st December at 5.30pm
Artist Talk Wednesday 6th December 10.30am to 11.30am

"Chapter Three continues the task of peeling back the layers of domestic life and revealing the sacred through objects constructed out of domestic detritus. It fuses the visual aesthetic of the artist with documentation of the community's interaction with the making of the first two chapters"

This project is supported by the Queensland Govenment through Arts Queensland

Friday, February 10, 2017

You, Me and a Cup of Tea

You, Me and a Cup of Tea is now showing! Anyone in the Bundaberg region is welcomed to visit the gallery (free admission) and those not so close can take a sneak peak in my pics below ...

A huge thank you to Zoe Blandford, Gallery Staff and Volunteers at the Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery (BRAG) for their professionalism in presenting the exhibition and for their generous hospitality while on my stay in Bundaberg.