Curated by Simon Lawrie, Framing Nature presents selected works from McClelland's historical collection and recent acquisitions augmented by key loaned works, to explore diverse visual and conceptual approaches to landscape. In surveying such varied conceptions of nature, this exhibition attempts to describe our complex and increasingly precarious relationship with the environment.
I've been taking screen grabs of Instagram loading in low reception areas and using some fancy software to enlarge them into prints for this solo exhibition at Sutton Projects. Some are reminiscent of Rothko and others Gerhard Richter. I weave abstract work in with personal and familial themes.
Please join me for the opening this Saturday 21st October 3-5pm.
I have made new work for this exhibition in which I have photographed silk backdrops that I have used in other photoshoots. The work is a response to a video I recently made of daughter posing in front of one of these silk backdrops. The video is also included in the exhibition.
I have a new work in Ebb and Flow: The 2017 Banyule Works on Paper Award. There are some great artists in the show - it should be good!
I have a couple of images in the exhibition An Unorthodox Flow of Images, curated by Naomi Cass and Pippa Milne as part of the 2017 Melbourne Festival Visual Arts Program.
It looks as though it will be an interesting exhibition with over 150 still and moving images included in the exhibition that invites us 'to tumble through associations and visual puns, ahistorical couplings and thematic resonances that question how the ordering of artworks affects our interpretation of the world and images themselves.'
If you are around Bendigo between now and 3rd of September be sure to drop into Bendigo Art Gallery in which I have the work Crossing the Merri
Come support the Centre for Contemporary Photography by buying an artwork at their CCP Fundraiser, The Witching Hour. I have donated a small print Billabong web (40 x 53cm) for it.
Come along and hear myself being interviewed by Jae Jeffer as part of NGV’s ‘Unplugged program’ at 2pm on Sunday 19th June on level 2 NGV Australia. We will be seated in the same space as two works I have hanging as part of the NGV’s collection exhibition. Julia Jacklin will follow with some beautiful tunes and, no doubt, insightful words into how she goes about creating her soulful songs.
Climarte has commissioned 11 artists to design posters that engage the community on climate change action and convey the strength, optimism and urgency we need to move to a clean renewable energy future.
Artists: Angela Brennan, Chris Bond, Jon Campbell, Kate Daw, Katherine Hattam, Siri Hayes, Martin King, Gabrielle de Vietri & Will Foster, Thornton Walker, Miles Howard-Wilks.
During April-May hundreds of A0 posters wil printed and displayed on poster sites around Melbourne.
Maroondah City Council commissioned 5 artists to make new work that engaged with local communities. I worked with the Melbourne Rudolf Steiner School students, staff and community to produce 4 weavings using botanically dyed wool and yarn.
Artists: Penelope Aitken, Anna Farago, Siri Hayes, Elvis Richardson, Sophia Xeros-Constantinides
Maroondah Handicrafts Inc, Dr Graeme Lorimer and the Friends of Bungalook Creek, new mothers from across Maroondah, The Melbourne Rudolf Steiner School and various members of the broader Maroondah community.
A Crafted History is the inaugural exhibition for this new art space
I have donated work to one of my favourite photography galleries. Please come along and support the Centre for Contemporary Photography by collecting some great photos that will be available.
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My exhibition ‘Back to Nature Scene’ ends this Sunday 28th July. If you would like to experience the exhibition with a fancy dinner at Cafe Vue inspired by the show you can this Friday night at 7pm.
Tai Snaith has curated this exhibition of women artists. I have a new series of works in it. Looks like it will be a great show. Please see Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts for more information.
In this new project I have responded to the Heide gardens to produce work for the Heide III: Kerry Gardner and Andrew Myer Project Gallery. I have hand dyed fleece with plants from the gardens to make a shag pile rug, become entangled with my creative self and have made my first venture into wall-sized photographic imagery amongst other elements for this exhibition.
I will be talking with Heide curator Linda Short at 2pm on Saturday 23rd of March about the project.
Northern lights 1st March – 5th of May at Bundoora Homestead. A work from the Lyric theatre series is on exhibition at Bundoora Homestead. The exhibition links a group of respected women artists living and working in the northern suburbs of Melbourne.
Negotiating this world: Contemporary Australian Art at the National Gallery of Victoria runs till the 25th of February 2013. It includes Paper bag lovers from the en plein air series.
A number of works from across various series are being exhibited in A curious nature – the landscape as theatre in contemporary photography and new media at Geelong Gallery. It runs until 10 of February 2013. Other artists in the exhibition include: Polixeni Papapetrou, Christian Thompson, Jacqui Stockdale, Gabriella and Silvana Mangano and Kate Bernauer.
Threaded leaves from the All you knit is love series on exhibition at the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery as a part of the Message in a bottle project on until the 17th of February 2013. The project involved working with the grade 3 and 4 students at Crib Point Primary School and Perseverance Primary School. They made photographs of ‘treasure’ they found round the school. They then embroidered a map of the school and an ‘x’ where they found their treasure on the map. There were many good results!
All you knit is love is a large collection of work created as a result of living in Spain for three months, during an Australia Council funded residency in Barcelona in 2010-11.The work is on exhibition at the Centre for Contemporary Photography from 13 April – 27 March 2012.
Homespun coat is a project being created for exhibition at Heide Museum of Modern Art in 2013.
The last available print in the Plein air explorers edition was recently purchased by the National Gallery of Australia.