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AGAINST A WINTER SKY

Works painted at the beginning of 2017, in preparation for a large canvas I’m still yet to complete.

Seeking Refuge

Exhibition curated by Narelle Phillips of the Tuggeranong Arts Centre. I am very excited to have been invited to take part in this exhibition. The opening was a great occasion and an opportunity to meet other artists working with the same subject matter. My main piece in the show “Uncertain Voyage” was also used as the front cover of a new book published earlier…

UNCERTAIN JOURNEYS

Today was bump in for my exhibition “Uncertain Journeys”. The image of the boat has been a recurring theme in my painting for three years. Imagining the claustrophobic hull – the hell of uncertainty. The forced migration of people is a defining aspect of the times and the “illegal” journey to Australia by boat is now part of our modern mythology. I worked night…

Seeking Asylum Through Art

  Night after night, absorbing the news, one politician proclaiming indignation over the oppositions antics, watching the latest “move to the right” over asylum seeker policy, and feeling exasperated that my sense of social justice is again being offended by the elected governments rhetoric and fervent desire to punish people arriving by boat in the name of boarder security. I don’t want to be…

Boat People…

“Boat People” 2013 Spray Enamel and Gouache on paper 46 x 60 cm An image from my Boat People series which has been selected as a finalist in this years Cliftons Art Prize for the Canberra region. These pictures are derived from images and attitudes in the Australian media on the topic of Boat People. I am interested in the general public discourse surrounding…