Thursday, 27 November 2014
Monday, 24 November 2014
My first feature!! Actually, it's a contraption I have made for the Boom Gallery group Christmas show, called Merry Hell. It's made from Sculpey, acrylic paint, embroidered cotton fabric, an old broom handle and plywood (thanks to Nick E for his help in assembling it). I thought that you needed to see how it works, and I hope that these films actually work too, as I have never uploaded moving images before...
The lovely Boom Gallery is at
11 Rutland St
Newtown (Geelong) in Victoria.
The Christmas group exhibition opens this Friday evening and runs until December 24, 2014. Plenty of great artists taking part, as always....
Saturday, 15 November 2014
Dancing wooden patchwork 'o' men in progress, above. (These were made especially for William Topp in Perth.)
Boom Gallery in Geelong. (It's actually finished now, and I will post photos of it soon.)
Design Files Open House. I will show you more of these soon, too.
Above: an illustration for Gardening Australia magazine, December issue. An article on the relative longevity of various plants.
Above: working on some new versions of wooden favourites for Markit next Sunday November 23!
For those in Melbourne, here are the details:
|Sunday 23 Nov 2014|
The Atrium & Deakin Edge Theatre
Federation Square, Melbourne
Markit will be an excellent opportunity to get some Christmas shopping done, I reckon! I am very pleased to be in Deakin Edge Theatre again, right next to the stand of the beautiful Mrs Emily Green and her lovely staff. :-)
Saturday, 1 November 2014
Further documenting work from my current exhibition at Hut 13....Totem, which is about two metres high and one of the biggest pieces I have ever made. I'm not sure whether it's 'successful': it was an experiment and a bit of a stretch for me and I'm proud that I took it to completion. In my recent Design Files interview I mentioned my lifelong fascination with the concept of 'keeping up with the Joneses'. This piece is about the stuff that you would want the Joneses to see (hipster pot plant, Marimekko cup, OPI nail polish in Pantone's Shade of 2014, bunting, industrial vintage rusted letter, "Eames era" lamp) interspersed with some things that you might prefer that they really didn't (bloody handkerchief, IVF injecting pen, rotten banana, cake from a packet, the workings of your bowel, mouldy bread). I would love it if someone bravely bought this item for their designer home......