Just completed a photo shoot in New York City of the interior of an Upper West Side Penthouse. The assignment was for Sarah Chesters Designs, an interior design company based in Manhattan.
Seek peek of what went down and the lovely Sarah Chesters....
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 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.
My new body of work, Viewing Distance, is currently showing in Sydney at the Salerno Gallery in Glebe as part of the Techknotopia exhibition with the Cache Collective - a group of Brisbane based contemporary artists.
If you're in the Sydney area please come along to our opening night on Saturday 6 April from 6pm.
Clayton Smith, Sharon McKenzie, Kenneth Beck, Rikki Amand, Deborah Gallagher, Sarah Haigh, Brian Keayes, LeAnne Vincent
Glebe Point Road, Glebe, NSW
1 - 13 April, 2012
I'm excited to announce that the Launceston City Council have offered me a place in their Artist-in-Residence Program. I will be travelling to Tasmania in February for a month long stay in the 120 year old Kings Bridge Gatekeepers Cottage at Cataract Gorge.
I will spend 4 weeks in this idyllic location creating photographic artworks for a project based on the Cataract Gorge region. I plan to stage an exhibition of the works in Tasmania during and after the residency.
I would like to thank Launceston City Council for allowing me this opportunity and for their on-going support and dedication to the arts in Tasmania.
I'm excited to announce that I've been accepted into the Creative Activists next group show in 2013 - Once Upon A Time.
30 artists were invited to participate in the themed exhibition and asked to interpret the Fairy Tale. The exhibition will run from 9-19 May 2013 at the Circle Gallery, West End.
I'll be posting more information on this show in 2013.
A couple of months ago I was invited to be the guest speaker at a West Moreton Zonta Club Dinner. Tonight I had the pleasure of attending the dinner and talking about my arts practice and my role in the arts community in Ipswich.
I met a fantastic group of women doing wonderful work for women and the community. I appreciate the opportunity to present my work and learn more about the Zonta organisation.
Thank you for a wonderful evening of discussion and making new connections.