I'm teaming up with artist Steve Glass AKA "SG1" for an exhibition of work at Port Adelaide's Mayfair Bakery on St. Vincent Street for SALA. SG1's work is much like an isometric puzzle that protrudes from the canvas. Very geometric and mechanical. I'll be contrasting his work with organic and loose artworks such as the one below. Looking forward to this. The exhibition will run through August and the opening night will be part of the "7 Rooms" SALA event beginning at 6:00pm August 1st. The facebook event has more details " https://www.facebook.com/events/628426960580568/
When I was in Malta last year I had the chance to spend a day swimming at the Blue Lagoon. The water was so clear and the snorkeling was amazing because of it. So I came home to the start of winter in Australia and wanted to bring some of the great vibes back. Outside the kitchen window at our house there was a brick wall just staring at us each morning, so I decided to paint it. At the bottom of the piece I added "Going to Gozo" in text. If I was a fish and I had a choice I would swim there.
I've been working on a large canvas once a week down at Forge Creative Warehouse at Port Adelaide. It's good to have a long term piece that you chip away at slowly and have plenty of time in between to digest what you are actualyl doing. This piece is all experiment. I keep layering it up, putting down new colours and applying the paint in different ways each time.
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!
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.