Filed under: 2010, made in, book binding, exhibition, photography | Tags: artist bokks, exhibition, flip book, melbourne, photography
Zoetrope at Mailbox 141
141 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
21 December 2010 – 21 January 2011
Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm
Saturdays 10am – 5pm.
Filed under: 2010, made in, video | Tags: mordialloc, train tracks, video art
The first of a series of grey scale tapestries. Unfortunately I am currently too busy for words.
Filed under: 2010, made in, book binding, printmaking | Tags: artist book, embroidery, lino cut, relief print
A foreboding Mordialloc skyline, stark windblown trees, a giant sky of clouds, hemmed in by wire, mesh, fenced barricades.
Filed under: 2010, made in, book binding, craft, printmaking | Tags: artist book, embroidery, etching
The second copy of my embroidery and etching book The Lady’s Garden. These two books were created for the exhibition Banned Books at the Baillieu Library, details here. I’m in some good company, Eyewitness by Theo Strasser and Peter Lyssiotis is something else.
Filed under: 2010, made in, book binding, craft, printmaking | Tags: artist book, botanical, embroidery, etching, illustration
The results of backyard etching and a long day printing. This book is one of a pair to be shown as part of a group show in a few weeks. Examining definitions of femininity and how these have influenced the censoring of information for the protection of women’s delicate sensibilities. The imagerey is specifically in response to the garden imagery of DH Lawrence’s Lady Chatterly’s Lover.
Filed under: 2010, made in, book binding, drawing | Tags: artist book, colour pencil
Some hurried shots of the book I completed last week. Today I’m installing my show Delicate Territories at the Baillieu Library. It will be on till the end of May. I will hopefully get some nice shots of my works in their fancy professional display cases.
Here is a copper frog for no real reason.
Filed under: 2010, made in, drawing | Tags: drawing, grey lead, ship, storm
I completed this drawing some time ago but have had to refrain from posting it till it was in the hands of its new owner. A departure from my usual style a more overt drama was necessary for the subject. Drawing from a painting rather than a photo also transformed my own style and approach to mark making. A little practice at expanding capabilities.
Drawn from A Ship in Need in a Raging Storm by dutch artist Willem van de Velde.
Filed under: 2010, made in, painting, photography | Tags: oil paint, painting, patterson lakes
My painting is finished, the frictionless medium allowing soft blurs of dust and light, obscuring depth and detail. I was feeling rather satisfied with myself till I visited the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery and was dumbstruck by the beauty of a Penleigh Boyd coastline and the boldness of Rick Amor’s solid black sky. I must remind myself that considering the infrequency of my efforts in this medium I’m doing alright.
This year seems to be the year where I force people to look at my work or at least give it a glance. I have a modest solo show on in the even more modest HTC Artspace, my book of horizons has been accepted into the Williamstown Festival Contemporary Art Prize and it looks like I will have work on display in Melbourne University’s Baillieu Library sometime in the next few months.
This morning was spent following the creeping of developers along the Patterson River’s banks.