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.
I've been selected as one of 27 finalists in the national art prize,Tidal: City of Devonport Art Prize, with my digital print on aluminium panel - The Gullfather. It's an honour to be selected for this art prize and to have my work in the Devonport Regional Art Gallery. As Tassie is one of my favourite places in Australia it's also a great excuse to go back and visit again!
Congratulations to other 26 finalists. I look forward to meeting you all there!
The opening event is on Friday 12 December and the exhibition is on from 13 December, 2014 until 1 February, 2015. Check out the website for more details devonportgallery.com
My artwork, Displaced #2: Glossy Black Cockatoo, has been selected for the Flying Arts Qld Regional Art Awards 2015 Touring exhibition.
I'm in great company with many very talented artists selected for this show including two other Ipswich artists - the Winner, Sharon McKenzie and Donna Davis as well as two Toowoomba photographers, Doug Spowart and Victoria Cooper. To check out all the selected artists click here.
Congratulations to all the artists selected for this touring exhibition of Qld and I look forward to seeing you all at the opening in February, 2015.
I'm pleased to announce that I've been selected as a finalist in this year's Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2014 along with 39 artists from around the country. (View the finalists here) My selected artwork is Adaptation #1: Little Corella, digital photography on Aluminium.
The prize will be judged by the Director of Queensland Art Gallery, Chris Saines, and the winner will be announced at the Opening Event.
The finalist exhibition will be held at the Caloundra Regional Gallery from 27 August to 26 October, 2014 and the opening event will be held on Wednesday, 27 August from 6pm.
I'm excited to be involved in another Homegrown group exhibition curated by the Ipswich Art Gallery. This exhibition is comprised of artworks in all mediums from emerging and professional artists across the Ipswich region.
I recently created a small series of photographic artworks for a group exhibition, A Book About Death, at the Tweed River Art Gallery at Murwillumbah. Opening night is this Friday 18 October from 6pm and the exhibition will continue until 24 November, 2013.
This show is the 27th version of A Book About Death since the original show in New York in the 70s, and the original postcard sized artworks will be displayed alongside the 300 artists in the current Australian version of the exhibition which is curated by Heather Matthew and Julie Barratt.
Artists were also asked to submit 50 postcard sized copies of their artworks so visitors to the gallery can collect the works they like and create their own book about death.
Check out the link for more details
My new body of work, Screen Culture, will open tonight at the Brunswick Street Gallery in Fitzroy, VIC from 6pm. The exhibition continues for two weeks, closing on 24 October.
Screen Culture is the culmination of a project I began in February during my Artist Residency at Cataract Gorge in Launceston and completed after another Artist Residency at Gunyah, Port Stephens. The work reflects my aspirations for 2013 as a year to reconnect with the natural world and express my concerns for the future through my artwork.
I was recently awarded an Ipswich Regional Arts Development Fund grant to research and develop a photographic project investigating the Ipswich identity through architecture and design in public and private spaces.
I look forward to meeting many new people in the course of this project and will be conducting a survey with the general public, research on urban planning and fundamentals of architecture in Ipswich and Brisbane, as well as photographing public, private and domestic spaces in Ipswich.
The Regional Arts Development Fund is a Queensland Government and Ipswich City Council partnership to support local arts and culture.
This is the Bay of Fires area that I visited during my residency at Cataract Gorge in Feb/March this year. (Not the shortlisted artwork)
I received an exciting email today advising me that I've been shortlisted as a finalist for the Bay of Fires Art Prize in Tasmania. This is a $20,000 acquisitive prize and my work will be exhibited alongside the other 29 finalists at Gallery Parnella at St Helens, Tasmania, in June, 2013. I am one of six mainlanders selected and the only Queensland artist to be shortlisted for this prize!
Thank you Tassie
Some fantastic news this week. I've been offered an artist reisdency in the Gunyah artist-in-residence program at Port Stephens in May this year.
I'm excited to have been given this opportunity and will use the time to work on two new photographic series, one of which will be exhibited in a solo exhibition in Melbourne in July (more info coming soon), and to experiment with some new techniques.
So this week I'll be packing up all my gear in preparation for my road trip down the the east coast, all the way down to Port Stephens in NSW. I can't wait to arrive at this beautiful location and immerse myself in the region.