Posted on October 7, 2016
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 this year by Irial Glynn –
Irial Glynn is a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow at the Institute of History at Leiden University Netherlands. His research focuses on postwar Irish and Italian migration history, global trends in asylum policymaking from a historical perspective and the links between memory studies and migration studies.
Other recent works not included in this exhibition…
Category: Art, Asylum Seekers, Australia, Boat People, Canberra, Exhibition, Human Rights, PAINTINGS, Politics, Refugees, Uncategorized Tagged: Activism, Ampersand Duck, Art, Asylum Seekers, Australia, Barak Zelig, Boat People, Canberra, Irial Glynn, Leiden University, Lucile Carson, Mona Khizam, Narelle Phillips, Nicci haynes, Painting, Penny Ryan, Sean Davey, Tuggeranong Art Centre
Posted on March 15, 2015
See the ink to this article…
Posted on February 14, 2015
This was painted in tandem with “A Child’s Garden” a some what more orthodox thematic approach. It occupies a piece of canvas that was first part of a large painting from 1994 “probation Broken”- A year of discovery, a year of trial and error, a year of great productivity and intense feelings.
I kept this fragment, just as I have many other works, because paintings remain constantly evolving. They reach conclusion at unexpected times, and sometimes they fail to reach a point of resolution.
Posted on January 9, 2015
Posted on December 24, 2014
I like to work the surface before using the stencil. It gives the finished work a more painterly quality.
Posted on December 24, 2014
It would have been good to put together this exhibition, but it is time to move on now. Thinking about a broader canvas, a “Duty of Care” series that could incorporate recent themes as well as those images still to come. Of course I imagine large monolithic works, gallery pieces that will never see the inside of a gallery. However first I must make space in the garage, a depressing exercise that fills me with dread!
I’ve worked mostly on paper this year. A size that can be worked on my lap in the lounge room. “The Voyage” was finished last night, and is the last of these pictures.
Posted on November 21, 2014
A dramatic three weeks, over shadowed by the loss of someone dear, a young man with a big heart and a big smile. I will miss his cuddles and his funny walk and his ready laugh that was so infectious. He allowed me to discover my inner uncle again. Maybe these are the gates to another place where imagination replaces all that is pedestrian, all that is plain. An invitation to the party of my mind.
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