My work Ultamarinus (beyond the sea) is currently on exhibition as part of the Hazelhurst Art on Paper Prize.
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Zoetrope at Mailbox 141
141 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
21 December 2010 – 21 January 2011
Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm
Saturdays 10am – 5pm.
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My work Tactile Horizons has been awarded 1st Prize at the Brunswick Street Gallery Small Works 2010 exhibition. It is currently on display with my works Season and Distance and Parkville till January 16.
Brunswick Street Gallery Small Works 2010
at Brunswick Street Gallery
322 Brunswick St, Fitzroy.
2000 works under 30x30x30cm
Show runs from 10 Dec 2010 to 16 Jan 2011
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Announcement of winners, acquisitions and exhibition opening 6pm Friday 3 September 2010
Glen Eira City Council Gallery, Caulfield
Exhibition dates: 4–19 September 2010
Awards to be presented by LUMA / La Trobe University Museum of Art Artistic Director Vincent Alessi
Glen Eira City Council Gallery, Corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield VIC 3162
Saturday and Sunday 1pm–5pm
Phone (03) 9524 3333
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Only three days left before my show comes down on Thursday night. The end of one project. The beginnings of the next major project arrived in the post, now dedicated time is all that’s required.
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A catalog for the exhibition Banned Books in Australia at the Baillieu Library has been released and a second edition with extra academic papers is on its way. Filled with essays by curators David Bennett, Jenny Lee and Richard Pennell on the history and status of censorship in Australia. It also contains my two works included in the show. The show is nearing it’s close and will only be open till Monday. Banned Books details.
The Lady’s Garden
Through the dichotomy of decorative and sublime responses to the landscape notions of constructed femininity as a means of control and censorship are investigated in these books. D.H. Lawrence’s novel Lady Chatterly’s lover has been used to set the framework of the garden to uncover how certain views or vistas are deemed unsafe needing categorisation and control for safe consumption, with true nature suppressed bellow. Informed by a history of female amateur artists and the controls exerted on them, this work plays with form and style to draw together histories of art, censorship, and female repression.
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Some Little Success
For the last ten days I have drawn seven hours each day and I flatter myself with some little success
Fanny Macleay, 1815
Through representations of the places I have lived my work depicts a personal experience of environment through a framework of art historic theory. Created in small scale with the incorporation of craft the work is rejecting the nationalist male narrative of Australian landscape history. Instead connecting to a history of Australian women artists and makers who transformed the unfamiliar landscape into a home. The depiction of home and the local within the imported aesthetic tradition of the picturesque reveals how we impose on and reshape the landscape to fulfill personal and communal ideals. The tactile nature of many of the works invites a more personalized intimacy with the work allowing a projection and understanding of sensation beyond the visual. Made or imprinted on paper often in greyscale the work simulates the documentation of an accurate truth. The repetition of visual elements throughout series and disruption of perspective through dark and geometric masses adds a degree of uncertainty and disquiet. A disharmony found at the border between suburbia and nature in which I live.
At Brunswick Street Gallery
August 13 to 26
322 Brunswick St Fitzroy
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Getting all the final bits and pieces together for my exhibition installation tomorrow. Finished the last embroideries yesterday, the last drawing today. Picking works up from the framers this afternoon. The show encompasses works made over the last five years, providing an opportunity to exhibit previously unseen works from my studies as well as the slow progression post graduation. Though the exhibiton encompases a wide variety of mediums and time it will present a cohesive body of work centered around my experience of landscape. My exhibition statement and object list are set and fill me with some dread.
While working on the project that is this exhibition I have been developing other plans for work after this including greyscale tapestries and another zine project.
My book Mordialloc has been accepted into the Silk Cut Award at the Glen Eira City Council Gallery on exhibition in September.