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.

Summer Workshops

I have a couple of iPad workshop gigs coming up.

The first (Thursday 12th and Friday 13th January 2017) is a two day workshop at Adelaide Central School of Art. On the first day I’ll be taking the group through  the basics of the “Brushes XP” app. Then on the second day there will be the opportunity for participants to either explore their own projects or continue with some guided drawing exercises if they prefer.

Find information about the summer school here, and follow the links for the brochure and to enrol.

The second is at Carclew for children aged 10 – 17 on Monday January 16th 2017 in their Explore Arts program. We’ll be making colourful drawings of moving people using the iPad in two three hour workshops.


“The Pour”, 2016.  iPad finger drawing, Brushes xp.

Painting Twice at Praxis ArtSpace

I am honoured to have been included in a group exhibition at Praxis ArtSpace in Bowden.

Called “Painting Twice” the exhibition features works by Anton Hart, Chelsea Lehmann, Chris Thiel, Genevieve Dawson-Scott, Jim Thalassoudis, Joe Felber, Liz Butler, Luke Thurgate, Margaret Ambridge, Patty Chehade, Tricia Ross – and me!

Praxis founder Patty Chehade says that this exhibition is “to commence a discussion of the boundaries of what painting can be”.

I am both thrilled and daunted to be included in such a line up, and I hope you will be able to join us for the opening reception on Wednesday 23rd at 6pm at Praxis art Space,  68-72 Gibson Street, BOWDEN, SA

The exhibition continues on into 2017.

I have included digital paintings and oil paintings dealing with my current pictorial obsession and my long term painting obsession.

Here is my Artists statement and a sneaky teaser pic.


“Shy Temptress” 2016, Oil on linen, 120cm x 90cm

“Lately I’ve become obsessed by plant genitalia.

I wanted to share with you their fecund power.

Standing in front of these flowers and painting or drawing, expanding the scale and wrestling with the changing light as they opened and drooped, was like diving metaphorically into their deep centre.

Painting in this way produces an accumulation of moments spent in deep engagement with the sensual subject and the equally sensual process of painting.

It is a distillation of the very complex, cognitive process of seeing and making.

Which doesn’t really escape the fact that we love sniffing plant genitals.


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.