Drawing

Emma Hack Art Prize 2017

I’m thrilled to have been selected as a finalist once again in the Emma Hack Art Prize. 

The theme is “Real or surreal”. 

I dropped my work off this morning and glimpsed some of the fabulous work there – it is certainly worth a visit!
The exhibition is on at Burnside Village until 13th March.


“To the Sun” iPad drawing/collage printed on gloss aluminum, 80cm x 60cm.

Adelaide Fringe Festival and the Emma Hack Art Prize exhibition.

My Video Drawing work entitled “DNA” has been selected for the Emma Hack Art Prize Exhibition at the Adelaide Fringe.

Emma Hack’s Exhibition celebrates the work of South Australian Artists, and this year the theme is “Identity”.

The exhibition is in the Festival Theatre Foyer, and officially opens Thursday 11th February at 6pm.

It can be viewed any day from 9 until 5 and when events are on at the theatre, and runs until March 13th.

A winner will be selected by a panel of judges , and there is also a people’s choice award – voting  can be done on line here and works can be purchased online here. A list of finalists can be found here

In my video work, the viewer can “participate” in the drawing transformation of one family member to the next. The unique qualities of digital drawing enable the drawing process to be replayed and preserved.

Our DNA determines in part our unique and at the same time composite identity. This animated series of portrait drawings explores that fascination we have with family likeness.

To see the movie, visit the exhibition at the Adelaide Festival Theatre, Feb 11th until March 13th!

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Slippage

My small SALA exhibition opens at Jorells Face Hair Body, City Cross, Adelaide tomorrow. There are a number of patched and slashed digital drawings in light boxes, and four paintings. I’ve also made a very large light box using the salon’s advertising window and transforming it with an extra large print of one of my iPad drawing “mash-ups”.

It’s fun, and my own little plug for observational drawing and the primacy of “seeing”.

Drinks with the Artist are from 5-7, and the exhibition runs for a month.

Slippage invite email

VISTA – a group exhibtion

I like windows.

They allow vision, and the passage of light – great things for a painter.

My latest work indulges my love of windows, and continues to play with the possibilities of iPad drawing. I’ve also drawn on the work of the very many artists who have harnessed the narrative potential of figures and interiors. The story in these paintings and collaged digital drawings belongs to you, the viewer.

Vista is a group exhibition opening in two weeks time at Hill Smith Gallery, 113 Pirie street, Adelaide. My work will be shown along with beautiful paintings and sculptures by Melinda Brodde, Jessica Mara and Astra Parker.

The exhibition runs from May 16th until June 13th. I hope you can come along!

"Five windows with show lights", 2015 Oil on marine ply 100cm x 80cm

“Five windows with show lights”, 2015
Oil on marine ply
100cm x 80cm

Gleam – drawing to a close

“Gleam” finishes this Saturday, 22nd November at 5pm. It is my current exhibition of drawings and paintings at Hill Smith Gallery, 113 Pirie Street, Adelaide. The gallery is open from 10-5, Tuesday until Friday, and 2-5 on Saturday. My work is upstairs on level 1, and on the ground floor is a beautiful exhibition by Thom Buchanan. I won’t be exhibiting for a while, so if you can get along to see it I’d be really happy!

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To see images of the paintings click here. The drawings have been shown in light boxes, and I haven’t posted images of them. If you manage to go along, I’d love to know what you thought. IMG_4118

Gleam – an exhibition

I’m busy finishing off the last few paintings for “Gleam”, my solo exhibition opening in the First floor space at Hill Smith Gallery, Pirie St,  Adelaide on November 1st, and running until 22nd November.

Gleamscape  2014 Oil on plywood 76cm x 59cm

Gleamscape
2014
Oil on plywood
76cm x 59cm

Gleam is a collection of works about just that – the gleam of reflections on water, the gleam of the last or first rays of the sun… and the gleam of the back-lit screen of a digital tablet. Every one of these drawings and paintings has its origin in an observational drawing made “en plein air” on my iPad. Some works are the actual drawings presented on light boxes, backlit just as they are on the iPad. Some are paintings of the original drawings – re interpreted in oil on board. Others are paintings of my finger marks on the iPad – close-ups of cropped digital drawings where slippage begins to occur between “represented” and “representing”. My work is an apologia for the primacy of seeing – the intricate and very human process of perceiving an image of our outside world via the retina and a complex cognitive transformation. It is also a celebration of the effect new technology has, and has always had, on the practice of Artists. I am influenced by many other Artists – notably David Hockney, Richard Diebenkorn, Pierre Bonnard, Èdouard Vuillard and the whole Nabi group, and the wonderful group of “9 by 5” cigar box works at the Art Gallery of South Australia, along with their evocative frames. Which brings me to frames – you will see that the “frames” of these paintings are an integral part of the work. They are inspired by the way drawings appear on an iPad and encouraged by my dilemma with frames, framing and the effect of photography on the way we think we see the world.

Last Days, Parkland Art at the Adelaide Festival Centre Art Space Gallery

The Adelaide Parklands Art Prize exhibition ends this Sunday April 6th at the Adelaide Festival Centre Art Space Gallery. It’s open Wednesday – Sunday, 11am -4pm

My multi-panel animated digital drawing work entitled “En Plein Air” will not be shown again in its current format. The hardware is on the way out! So, if you’re even slightly curious, go and have a look. I also have two small paintings in the exhibition.

There is a huge diversity of Art work exhibited, curated expertly by Maggie Fletcher. I hope you can manage to see it!

"En Plein air", 2013. Mp4 on digital photo frames, approx 96cm x 100cm multi panel work.

“En Plein air”, 2013.
Mp4 on digital photo frames, approx 96cm x 100cm multi panel work.