“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last, you create what you will.”
– George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
I will be exhibiting these works (as well as other prints, paintings and drawings) at Australian Galleries in Melbourne, from 27 August – 15 September 2013.
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Corporeal is an exhibition of prints exploring the theme of the body by 23 Australian artists including Graeme Drendel, Di Ellis, Philip Faulks, Rodney Forbes, Sue Fraser, David Frazer, Rona Green, Rew Hanks, Kaylene Kelly, Michael Kempson, Alexi Keywan, Martin King, Deborah Klein, Terry Matassoni, Ron McBurnie, Janet Parker-Smith, Travis Paterson, Ben Rak, Heather Shimmen, Stephen Spurrier, Anne Starling, Clayton Tremlett and Scott Trevelyan – curated by Rona Green.
The exhibition is on show now until the 12 May 2013 at Geelong Gallery, Little Malop Street, Geelong, Victoria, Australia.
If you would like to check out the Corporeal exhibition catalogue illustrating all the artists prints click here.
I’ll be presenting a free floor talk about the Corporeal exhibition at Geelong Gallery, 3pm Saturday 23 March 2013 – all are welcome to come along!
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Wishing you a wonderful 2013!
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‘Art does not reproduce what we see; rather, it makes us see.’
– Paul Klee (1879-1940)
‘There is no way to make a drawing – there is only drawing. Anything you can project as expressive in terms of drawing – ideas, metaphors, emotions, language structures – results from the act of doing. Drawing is a verb.’
– Richard Serra (b. 1939)
On Saturday 28 July I had the pleasure of conducting a drawing workshop at Bendigo Art Gallery.
One of the workshop participants was Ann Jones, who has a morning show on ABC Radio.
Ann interviewed me for her morning show and you can see pictures of the workshop, read more about her experience, as well as listen to our conversation about drawing, via the ABC blog site by clicking here.
I’ll leave you to enjoy a slice of the cross hatching King, Robert Crumb…
‘Happiness is a matter of one’s most ordinary and everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self.’
– Iris Murdoch (1919-1999)
I’ve got a bit going on at the moment.
The other day I was on the telly. I had been interviewed at the studio talking about my work for a TV program called Inside Art that airs on Channel 31 in Melbourne and Geelong. You can check out the interview on YouTube if you fancy:
Reference is made in the interview to my painting Bogeyman. He is one of my favourite characters.
Bogeyman was partly inspired by a love of the 1986 cinematic masterpiece Top Gun (which is compulsory viewing if you haven’t seen it already). Here is a taste for the uninitiated:
In particular the gawkishly endearing character Goose was an important touchstone for the creation of Bogeyman.
Recently I have also popped up in the Blogosphere on Sounds Like Noise, the blog of sensational Jay-Dea Lopez.
Jay-Dea has created an evocative soundscape to aurally compliment my painting Greasy Rhys. It is a must hear so please click here to listen.
Stay tuned for more about Jay-Dea in future as we are concocting a project that will bring together astonishing art and scintillating sound as a special treat for the senses.
Familiar Unfamiliar, an exhibition of prints by 45 Australian artists that I curated at the invitation of the Print Council of Australia to celebrate the PCA’s 45th anniversary, is on display at Tweed River Art Gallery, Murwillumbah, New South Wales, until 12 August 2012.
You can view the Familiar Unfamiliar online catalogue via the Print Council of Australia website by clicking this link.
One of my favourite works in the show is Campfire Stories by Travis Paterson.
Travis is also participating in one of my projects, Corporeal, a group exhibition of prints by 23 Australian artists, that will be up on the walls at Geelong Gallery during early 2013. But more about that next year.
A couple of my artworks, The Great White and The Duke, are part of Sentinels and showboats – milestones in print collecting, at Geelong Gallery, Victoria, running until 9 September 2012.
The exhibition celebrates the 50th anniversary of Geelong Gallery’s first acquisitive print prize and offers an opportunity to view the collection of award winning works acquired by the gallery over the history of the prize.
Methinks I have blitzed you with enough information so I shall now leave you to enjoy the velvet tones of Marvin Gaye…