12 “Natural Colour” Views of Blackheath NSW. You can click on each image to embiggen.
Local History was my painting for this year’s Wynne Prize. It’s a seven-panel piece based on old postcard folders of rural Australian towns. Once you start accumulating enough of these things, it becomes apparent that they all depict the same scenes. The main street. The war memorial. The local pool. The Rotary park. The [...]
I want to write a bit about my (alas, unsuccessful!) tilt at the Wynne and Sulman prizes for 2013, but before doing that I thought I’d write a bit about the process I’ve been pursuing over the last year. I’m interested in the tensions between mass-produced and unique images, manually-produced art and photography. I recently [...]
The Linden Postcard Show has wrapped up for 2013, and I’m very happy that all three of my paintings sold. As I don’t have them in the main Attraction gallery, I’ll memorialise them here:
Hello to all those who have found their way here from The Jealous Curator (Update – and also Lucky Pony). That was a nice surprise when I opened Google Reader yesterday morning! I’m glad people are responding positively to those paintings, because this is what my easel has been looking like for the last week… [...]
…I’ve had a few big things going on in the last couple of months, hence the lack of activity here of late. At the end of last year, I quit my day job as a part-time paralegally-type-administrator in the city. The benefit of this is that I will be concentrating almost exclusively on the art [...]
I have the odd Big Thing popping up in my work, so I loved this story about Noel McKenna’s upcoming exhibition at the MCA. While I’m looking forward to seeing the show, the following information left me feeling deflated: McKenna notes with a chuckle that a second pineapple was built next to a service station [...]
Welcome back to Destinations, an occasional look at pre-packaged views of local beauty spots. Yesterday I received the latest addition to my collection of postcards and view folders – this delightful folder of Albany, Western Australia. I’ve been collecting these things for a few years now, and they mostly follow the same pattern. You have [...]
“True-Colour Views” of Launceston. Next week: “Picturesque Port Hedland”.