My most recent work Consumed is currently on display at the Judith Wright Centre, Fortitude Valley Qld as part of the Queensland Regional Art Awards(QRAA) touring show for 2015/16. Cream of the Crop is a showcase of 30 finalists from all over regional Queensland. Last year I won the Wayne Kratzmann acquisitive award for Exquisite Corpse as part of this competition, so feel very fortunate to be included again this year. The show is touring Qld regional areas, check out the Flying Arts website for more details.
I am looking forward to my next residency in September this year at Gunyah. Its a beautiful studio/house set in bushland overlooking the ocean in Newcastle. I hope to see some evidence of a couple of species of birds featured in my Exquisite Corpse series (Endangered) as there is nearby bushland where they have been sighted. I will document the residency and artwork/activities I undertake and that will be published on the Gunyah blog.
Recently I undertook a two week residency at Jugglers Art Space as part of the Qld Regional Art Awards, Wayne Kratzmaan Prize. It was a very busy two weeks and I produced a lot of work. Here are some photos from my time there, you may have seen them on Facebook or Instagram.
I felt very comfortable at Jugglers, this experience is best summed up by a line from Noel Arnaud "I am the space where I am". (Poetics of Space by Gaston Bachelard)
Recently I was commissioned to write a blog post for Arts Queensland on my experience with Endangered and winning the Qld Regional Art Awards. Called "Art + Science: the value of interdisciplinary partnerships" it talks about the arts ecosystem and how it supported the creation of my work from the original application, through working with scientists at the Queensland Museum and success of gaining a Regional Arts Development Grant to the winning of the award.
The launch of Vital Signs An Exhibition of the 2014 Queensland Regional Art Awards touring exhibition is on Saturday 7th February, 2015 at 2pm at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, 420 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley. Exhibition: 7 February- 2 March 2015. My work Exquisite Corpse- Black Throated Finch, Squatter Pigeon, Regent Honeyeater and Grey Headed Flying Fox will be touring Queensland with this exhibition as part of the Queensland Regional Art Awards through Flying Arts as the Wayne Kratzmann Award Winning work for 2014. Please come and celebrate the work of Queensland regional artists. RSVP by Friday 23 January (to Flying Arts Alliance,limited numbers)
Here is an article on my win in the Queensland Regional Art Awards from the QT newspaper, Ipswich.
I have won the Wayne Kratzmann Award in the Queensland Regional Art Awards (through Flying Arts Alliance) for 2014 with my work Exquisite Corpse- Black Throated Finch, Squatter Pigeon, Regent Honeyeater and Grey headed flying fox. The work will be part of a travelling exhibition Vital Signs touring regional Queensland galleries in 2015. I will also be undertaking a residency at the Jugglers Art Space as part of the award in 2015.