Another great selection of winners at this years Ipswich Art Awards. I'm very happy to have won 2nd prize in Printmaking with a one-off Cyanotype print - Natural Heritage: a sense of [dis] place. This work was a response to the urban development and killing of wildlife that Ipswich City Council approved. I used two digital negatives and collected organic matter to create the work.
I'm thrilled to be selected as a finalist in the 2016 Lethbridge 10000 small scale art prize. My work Something borrowed #4: objects, landscape, memory, will be in the gallery exhibition for the period 11 - 19 June, 2016.
Check it out and all the other talented artists at Lethbridge Gallery, 136 Latrobe Terrace, Brisbane.
I have some new work on display and for sale at the Ipswich Art Awards in St Paul's Hall on Limestone Street, Ipswich. One of my works, Something borrowed: objects, landscape, memory, won the major prize Best of Show award.
This exhibition is part of the Ipswich Festival and continues daily until until Sunday 24 April. All works are for sale and there are plenty of other talented artists from Ipswich and around the country also exhibiting. Come and check it out and all the other activities happening in Ipswich Festival over the next couple of weeks.
I'm thrilled to be selected as a Finalist in the Moreton Bay Art Awards with a work I created while I was the artist in residence at The Nancy Fairfax Artist in Residence Studio at the Tweed Regional Gallery and Margaret Olley Centre last year - Something borrowed: Margaret Olley & Annamaria Mays Vermeer.
Opening night is 20 May from 6pm and the finalist exhibition will be held at the Pine Rivers Art Gallery - 21 to 28 May, 2016.
My Outlander series will open at the Brunswick Street Gallery in Fitzroy this Friday night, 15 April from 6pm.
The exhibition continues on to 28 April - as advertised in the April edition of the Art Almanac.
Last day of the People Place exhibition is this Saturday, 23 January, 2016. Everyone is welcome to come along and meet the artists for a celebration on Friday 22 January from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.
I have two new photo-based artworks in a group exhibition at the Ipswich Community Gallery, curated by the Ipswich Art Gallery.
Something borrowed #1: Margaret Olley and Annamaria Mays Vermeer is the first in my Something borrowed still life series that combines objects from two different people. This series explores the relation between objects, landscape and memory. As memory can be contained in objects I use the photographic object together with still life arrangements to evoke common or shared memories in the viewer - of people, place or experience. This work brings together an element from the natural landscape and the objects of two artists from different demographics whose work is embedded in the domestic landscape - Margaret Olley and Annamaria Mays Vermeer.
The work Annamaria Mays Vermeer is the first in a series of contemporary portraits that I intend to continue creating over the next year.
The exhibition includes 17 other artists from the Ipswich and is open until 22 January, 2016.
My artwork, Still Life with Milk Jug, has been selected for the Flying Arts Qld Regional Art Awards Touring Exhibition for 2016. Congratulations to all the winners and the 33 artists selected for the exhibition including 4 of my Ippy pals - Sharon McKenzie, Donna Davis, Karen Stephens and Alan Tulloch.
Check out all of the artworks here.
Ipswich Life Magazine have done a great article for the Local Now exhibition, currently on at the Ipswich Art Gallery.
Check out the article here to learn more about the artists and their work.
Oh yeah, almost forgot, I"m on the cover ;-)
I've entered the Flying Arts Qld Regional Art Awards this year with my entry - Still life with milk jug. Please check out the gallery of all the artists, including a whole host of talented Ipswich artists, who have entered here. You can also vote here in the People's Choice award for your favourite entry.
I've been selected to exhibit in the Local Now exhibition at the Ipswich Art Gallery in September alongside 7 other artists from the Ipswich, Somerset and Scenic Rim regions - Gary Abkin, Merton Chambers, Mieke Den Otter, Sharon Harper-Greentree, Alinta Krauth, Kate Roberts and Christopher Trotter.
Looking forward to completing a body of photographic work, Outlander, that I initiated in 2012. After focusing on other arts projects over the last few years I now am able to resolve this work and am pleased to have the opportunity to present it at the Ipswich Art Gallery.
I'm thrilled to be accepted to conduct an artist residency at The Nancy Fairfax Artist in Residence Studio in the Tweed Regional Art Gallery in Murwillumbah, NSW. I'll be heading down to NSW later in the year to create works in this gorgeous location and conduct research at the Margaret Olley Art Centre.
I recently finished a public art commission for the new Mater Private Hospital at Springfield. I'm thrilled to be part of the Mater's art collection and hope that my artworks will assist in the recovery and well-being of the patients.
Thank you to IAM Projects for offering me this opportunity and supporting me through the process.
I'm honoured to be selected as the Major Prize winner by Ben Quilty, the judge for the 2015 Ipswich Art Awards.
Congratulations to all the winning artists and a huge thank you to all the sponsors that make this award possible.