Daily Practice Exhibition – Last Week

“Daily Practice”, the exhibition of my work and that of Annalise Rees will end on August 6th. It is based on our different approaches to a disciplined daily visual art practice.

We would love it if you are in Adelaide and can go and have a look!

Here are a few installation snaps – but you really have to be there to peruse Annalise’s journals and my “film strips” and blog.

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Daily Practice is a SALA (South Australian Living Artist) Exhibition.

Adelaide Central Gallery is at 7 Mulberry Road, Glenside (next to the film studios).

Opening Hours are:

Monday, Thursday & Friday 8.30am – 5.15pm
Tuesday & Wednesday 8.30am – 7pm
Saturday 1 – 4pm


Ready to go…Daily Practice, an Exhibition

My work is all wrapped up and ready for delivery to Adelaide Central Gallery on Friday!

The exhibition will be open to the public from July 6th, and you can join us for a celebratory “opening” on Tuesday July 12th at 6pm.

Details can be found here, and the invitation is below! I’d love to see you there.



Daily Practice: An Exhibition

Evening reed colours

Pink Series, iPad finger drawings on polyester film, 7cm x 121 cm

Pelican drawing

Pelican Drawing, ipad finger drawings on polyester film, 7cm x 121 cm

I’m just finishing off work for my next exhibition, due to be installed at Adelaide Central Gallery, Adelaide Central School of Art, 7 Mulberry Road, Glenside on July 4th.

The exhibition is called “Daily Practice” and it is a joint exhibition with the wonderful Annalise Rees.

We both ground our studio work in a disciplined daily practice of drawing – Annalise keeps beautiful paper journals and I blog a drawing just about every day!

The exhibition will feature Annalise’s journals and my blog (you can interact with the blog, and it will be shown updating in real time) as well as work we have developed from our daily endeavours.

The exhibition is open from July 5th until August 6th and is a SALA event. There will be an opening function on Tuesday July 12th at the gallery, 6pm until 8pm.


Sunlitscape Lightbox, iPad finger drawng printed on rigid polyester film, timber,mdf, LED strip, fixings. 40cm x 30cm.


The Adelaide Parklands Art Prize 2016

Today I delivered three lightboxes to the Artspace Gallery at the Festival Centre. They have been selected for inclusion in the Adelaide Parklands Art Prize Exhibition, which opens this Friday 15th April at 5:30pm and continues until 28th May.

I am delighted to once again be a finalist in this prize. The parklands are very dear to me and many other South Australians, and indeed much of my drawing occurs there. They are a unique part of Adelaide and worthy of protection.

Artspace gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday 11am until 4pm, entry via the Dunstan playhouse.

Morning Water, Tulya Wodli

Morning Water, Tulya Wodli.IPad finger drawing in lightbox

Reflective, Tulya Wodli

Reflective, Tulya Wodli.IPad finger drawing in lightbox.

Slippage 3 (parklands)

Slippage 3,(Parklands mash-up) Ipad finger drawing collage in light box.

An Impromptu exhibition

It is the Adelaide Fringe, and I’ve suddenly found myself involved in a “Fringe” exhibition at the new and lovely Studio Bowden.

The planned exhibition fell through, and I was asked to fill the gap! The exhibition begins on February 26th and runs through until March 6th.

I’m showing landscape based works – swing by for a look!


Studio Bowden is at 91A Drayton street Bowden.

Exhibition hours are:

Feb 2016 26, 27 and 28

March 2, 3,5 and 6,

Daily 11 am – 5pm

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!




An update to the mural story…

I managed it! Ten metres of fence in one day.

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It was a fabulous day.

You can see more photos and vote for your favourite here. Voting closes tomorrow (Sunday 29th November 2015) at 6pm.

The winner will spend a week at the Prairie Hotel in Parachilna – in that splendid landscape!

I love all of the murals – so different, and I loved meeting the other artists.

I learnt so much, and it was physically very demanding. My quads are killing me today – who knows how many squats I did in that 14 hours of painting!

Thanks to Emma Hack for driving this fabulous event, also Splash Adelaide, The Prairie Hotel, North Adelaide Precinct Association, City of Adelaide and Stratco Adelaide.

More photos can be seen at Last Friday in North Adelaide.

I also want to thank the five Saint Ignatius College students who gave two hours of time to help with brush cleaning and in fill work! Couldn’t have done it without you!


Mural in North Adelaide


“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.

See Last Friday in North Adelaide for details.


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