We are all working from home more, and out of home opportunities for Artists have for the moment mostly vanished.
I’ve noticed that this website is sorely in need of update – a good COVID19 iso goal! So watch this space.
Also, SALA (South Australian Living Artists festival) this year is likely to be very different, so over the next few posts I am going to be experimenting with how I might share my work online in SALA style.
I hope to show some of my drawings and how they were made, and how they might then give rise to other work.
As a starter, here is a drawing I made this morning, and if you follow the hyperlink on her name you will see the drawing replayed, including the squiggly play where I was testing out the new unfamiliar app that I was using today.
Introducing Winnie, my new moving muse and bff. iPad drawing.
Working on this project involved several months of immersion at “F Block” where the grapes were grown for this 2017 very special shiraz.
I made a number of iPad ‘drawings’, measuring the changes over time in the landscape and the vines. The final label design grew out of these works, expressing the unique qualities of “F Block”.
The exhibition continues throughout August 2019, 11am – 5pm daily at Hentley Farm Cellar door, Corner Gerald Roberts and Jenke Roads, Seppeltsfield. Work is for sale, you can enquire via this blog, or details provided on the floor sheet at the exhibition.
“Mulching the Terra Rossa”, zoomed iPad drawing printed on aluminium, 28cm diameter
The Saint Ignatius Art Show opens this evening and continues all weekend for SALA. It is a popular biennial fixture in SALA, where a broad range of local Artists show their work.
I will be exhibiting a small group of paintings and iPad mash-ups. Making this body of work I was thinking about cultural and religious traditions and the timelessness of stories associated with them. Our stories needn’t be assigned to “museums” of thought. They are living and contemporary expressions of our connectedness. I also like to muse on the possibility of these stories crossing cultural and religious borders.
I am pleased to have been included in the 9th Prospect Portrait Prize exhibition, with my animated digital painting “DNA”. This work was previously a finalist in the Emma Hack Art Prize, and it is wonderful to have it out in the world again.
The 9th Prospect Portrait Prize opens this Sunday 26th November at Prospect Gallery, 1 Thomas Street Nailsworth. The opening function is from 3-5pm.
The exhibition continues until January 21st, 2018.
Set of six “stills” from “DNA”, mp4, manipulated iPad finger drawings playback, dimensions variable.
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!
“Living the Life – in North Adelaide” – Mural design with imposed palette (iPad finger drawings collaged)
I’ve been lucky enough to be one of five artists to have my mural design selected to be part of a mural painting competition on Friday 27th November.
We have one day only to paint our work on a 10 metre stretch of fence on O’Connell street, North Adelaide.
I’ve never made a mural before and I’m really excited about the opportunity to fill such a large space with my work.
The criteria were quite strict – we could only use the nine colours supplied, so I reworked some of my previous iPad drawings and made a few more using the specified colours, then smashed them all together to come up with the above design – all made on an iPad. I hope the design reflects the diverse people who live, work, study and visit our beautiful North Adelaide, surrounded by park and very “Adelaide” structures such as St Peters Cathedral and the Adelaide Oval – with Mt Lofty in the background!
It will be a very long and tiring day but we will be helped along by entertainment, food and wine from 4-8pm. People will be asked to vote on site and online – come along and say hello if you’re in Adelaide, and vote for your favourite.
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.
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