As a part of my solo show at The Stockroom Gallery in Clifton Hill (Melbourne, AUS) I painted a huge mural on the exterior of the gallery. I captured the whole process in time lapse! Was a surreal experience scaling my artwork up that big, especially in acrylic paint! Watch the video.
‘Breathe’ is opening at the end of the week! The preview catalogue has been sent out to my email database, if you missed out please contact me and I’ll send you a copy.
Pause. Soak up the moment and linger for a while. Pull the details into focus. Feel the light, the colours, the movement. Ground underfoot to distant dancing beams. Listen to the sweet sounds of the Australian bush. Allow the energy to ripple through you. Breathe.
Martinich&Carran invited me to exhibit with them at the Affordable Art Fair in Melbourne [insert terribly excited face here] alongside Rowena Martinich, Geoffrey Carran and Kathryn Junor. One small hiccup - the event opens the exact same day as my solo show!! Stress much?! Nevertheless, both are happening! The two shows are actually quite close to one another so you could make a day of it and visit both?
Pack your trail maps, gumboots and maybe a dinghy too, it’s the Surf Coast Arts Trail weekend! Never been to an Arts Trail, wondering what it even is? The Arts Trail is a weekend long event held on the 10-11 August where the artists and makers of the Surf Coast throw open their studio doors and invite the general public in (ie. YOU GUYS).
Here’s a few snaps of the opening night of Art Local at Ocean Grind. The turn out was huge and it was so amazing to see our local community support the event.
23 artists contributed work, with 56 works hung.
It takes more than a village to pull this kind of thing off, and an enormous amount of work behind the scenes. I couldn’t be happier with how it all came together, and hoping that this might just be the first of many.
I have teamed up with Torquay coffee roaster, Ocean Grind to create a group art exhibition in their roastery cafe. Opening 12 April and running through until 20 April, the curated selection celebrates a diverse array of established and emerging Surf Coast artists.
I am very excited to have a new original painting in the Corner Store Gallery’s group show “Works on Paper”. Opening this Friday night, 16th November the works are currently on view on their online store.
Yep, it’s real. 30% off ALL limited edition prints to celebrate the retirement of my older collections. I still can’t believe I’m doing this 🙈 I’ve marked which prints are retiring on my site, in the product description. Basically anything created before 2015. This will be your last chance to grab these particular prints before they head off for golf and mai tais. All the others wanted to join in on the party too so I said why not?! Every order is going to get extra pressies too 💕🕺🏽🍾 *Limited time only. Ends midnight AEST Monday 11th June, 2018. Discount applied at check out. While stocks last. This offer is not valid in conjunction with any other offer.
This coming weekend, the 12th and 13th of August is the annual Surf Coast Arts Trail. It's a weekend where the local artists and craftspeople throw open their studio doors to the public and invite you in.
My studio is located at Ashmore Arts, stop 22 on the map. Ashmore Arts is a highlight of the whole trail as you get to visit such a large and broad range of artists in one place, including Rowena Martinich, Geoffrey Carran, Takeawei Ceramics, Pete Cromer, Mark Trinham, Bombora Custom Furniture, Glenn Romanis, Glen Hunwick, Nathan Patterson, Kathryn Junor, Simply Forged, Form Concrete Artisans, Leighton Edwards and Metal Monkey Knives.
Last year was my first Arts Trail. I had only had my studio at Ashmore Arts for about a month and I didn't know what to expect. I had such an incredible weekend meeting and chatting with people who had traveled from near and far to visit. I was blown away with the response.
I will have prints, originals, cards, gift wrap and a few other bits and pieces for sale. Eftpos will be available on the day.
Fingers crossed for sunny weather!
55B Ashmore Rd Torquay
12-13th August, 10am - 4pm