3 flights of stairs or an elevator ride up is Gallery on Waymouth's newly renovated open air gallery garden. This is an amazing environment you must see next time you are in the city of Adelaide.
The artworks displayed are thematically that of freedom and relaxation and rely heavily on the symbolism of birds and feathers. Nearby is the living wall, sprouting mint, oregano and rosemary. Sprawling beneath it is a network of custom built benches branching across the floor space in diagonals.
These photos document some of the installation process of the artworks
Gallery on Waymouth - Official Page
Here's some photos from "Damn the Man" markets, held at the Depot on Franklin Street. It's been a couple of very hot days here in Adelaide but a good deal of people came through the market and braved the heat. I took a selection of clay and wire sculpture and the odd painting along. The big sellers were the clay fish, wire animals, clay houses and the hex pots. Thanks to all those who came down!
Sleepy time for this owl chilling out in the forest. Another hand built sculpture made from Feeneys Buff Raku.
The process of clay sculpture gives you a lot of surprises. With a painting you see the piece evolve through every step and there aren't as many surprises but with kiln firing you have to wait to see how the glazes will turn out. Here are some recent pieces at various stages of the process.
Here's a blast from the past - live art piece from late 2009 at the Rhino Room. I think the Flying Squad were playing! The piece was 1200 x 2400 but was too difficult to carry around so I chopped off my favourite bird on the end and kept it. Its a combination of screen print, chalk and charcoal and acrylic house paint.
I was recently a part of Espionage Gallery's "Ingrained" exhibition. This was a group show that challenged artists to make a feature of wood in the exhibition pieces they submitted. I initially started mucking about with these fishy little pieces but they are still sitting around the studio incomplete. I became sidetracked with a simple but elegant sculptural piece featuring a section of a wild olive tree and a white clay bird form.