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Fluro paintings

 

Vailla madness

acrylic on Magnani paper

110 x 76 cm

 

Prologo

acrylic and oil on Magnani paper

115 x 76 cm

 

Two of you

oil and acrylic on linen

90 x 90 cm

 

I will not cook

acrylic and oil on Magnani paper

76 x 110 cm

 

Grants

acrylic and oil on Magnani paper

76 x 110

 

Hairline

oil and acrylic on linen

35 x 45 cm

 

CCD

acrylic and oil on Magnani paper

76 x 110 cm

 

Bad father

acrylic and oil on Magnani paper

76 x 110 cm

 

 

The copy

acrylic and oil on Magnani paper

67 x 110 cm

 

Water overboard

acrylic and oil on Magnani paper

76 x 110 cm

Solomon Islands

In 2014 I held a studio in the Solomon Islands as part of an Art Haus Residency at the National Gallery of the Solomon Islands. This country (which is made up of hundreds of islands) is a truly remarkable and mysterious place. Despite my westernised view of the exotic, the experiences I had there have only re-inforced my view of the magic and astounding beauty of these Melanesian Islands.

Rock n' roll walking stick

carved iron wood and shell inlay

110 x 19 x 9 cm

This is a collaborative work with Solomon Island artist John Seda. John is an important figure in the Solomon Island art scene, he has work held in major museums and is often exported for the international market. He works primarily in wood carving.

detail

detail

John Seda and Joel Gailer

lino-cut on paper

35 x 35 cm

As well as collaborations I also produced some solo studio work.

Attainment #6 (Paradise bird), 2014  acrylic on canvas  200x100cm

Attainment #6 (Paradise bird), 2014

acrylic on canvas

200x100cm

   Attainment #7 (Ed's Island)  unfinished   acrylic on canvas  90 x 200 cm

 

Attainment #7 (Ed's Island) unfinished

acrylic on canvas

90 x 200 cm

This is one of the lovely ladies who showed me how they use printing processes in the Solomon Islands to make the Lava Lava

This is one of the lovely ladies who showed me how they use printing processes in the Solomon Islands to make the Lava Lava

A typical banana leaf hut

A typical banana leaf hut

A roadside market in SI with my host family

A roadside market in SI with my host family

Studio

I utilise various studio locations in Melbourne and abroad depending on the type of work I make. I have a Research Studio, a Painting Studio, and when making prints I utilise community print studios. I have had studios in different locations throughout the world during residencies and projects as well, my permanent studio in Brunswick is finally complete - Cozens Street - check it out!

Working in a screen-print studio on the Artbox commission "Don't stop - Pop!"

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Research studio

I am currently completing a PhD at RMIT University. This is my studio on the corner of Franklin St and Swanston St right in the heart of Melbourne. This studio offers me the contemplative time to experiment and write.

Research studio

Research studio

Cozens Street. In 2015 I leased a place in Brunswick, Victoria that was basically an empty shell. I then, with the help of friends, began to build Cozens Street. We wanted to create a space where artists and creatives could work in a community of makers, sharing ideas and skills.

Building

Building

SOLOMON ISLANDS

In 2014 I embarked on a residency in the Solomon Islands. This is my studio at the National Gallery in Honiara. I worked on a series of collaborations with artists I met there. This is Jimmy Sinumoana and Fred Oge, both well respected young artists in SI.

This is one of the lovely women who showed me how they use printing processes to make their famous Lava Lava


In the studio with a young student

Modes of copying in the collaborative work with Fred Oge and Jimmy Sinumoana.

All the artists outside the National Gallery

Painting Studio

painting and experimenting in the studio

Attainment

This is an ongoing series of works using gouache on paper. Attainment is the reach, the striving for something and the ladder is my symbol for this. I have painted and repainted Attainment in many different places from the Solomon Islands to Canberra and back to Melbourne. It is a motif I return to again and again. It encompasses all my ideas about print, repetition and the copy as well as having the psychological element of the ladder, striving and climbing.

Attainment #

gouache on paper

180 x 100 cm

Attainment # 5

acrylic and gouache on paper

180 x 120 cm

Attainment #6 (paradise bird)

acrylic on canvas

200 x 90 cm

Attainment #3

gouache on paper

220 x 110 cm

Attainment #5 (ladder to the islands)

acrylic on magnani paper

220 x 110 cm

Attainment #2

gouache on paper

220 x 110 cm

Painting

Painting has always interested me, I studied painting before printmaking, it is a responsive medium that can yield surprising results. I often incorporate painting with print.

Morte (X)  oil, charcoal, rust, and ochre on canvas and three care tyre relief prints.  240 x 180 cm

Morte (X)

oil, charcoal, rust, and ochre on canvas and three care tyre relief prints.

240 x 180 cm

Detail

Detail

America in Art  commercial sign writing  10 x 2m

America in Art

commercial sign writing

10 x 2m

(Untitled)

oil, charcoal rust and ochre on canvas

180 x 180cm