Edge, Langford120 gallery, North Melbourne
February 11 to March 11, 2018.
The Langford120 summer exhibition of over 50 artists, curated by Irene Barberis.
My work is "Lava at the urban edge", 2017, acrylic and oil on canvas, 93cm H x 93cm W . It was inspired by the volcanic flows around ancient Pompeii and Catania, and by the material qualities of paint.
Gippsland Print Award, Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale Victoria
To Sunday 19 November 2017 A group exhibition of entries to the Print Award competition. One work, entitled "Aquifer", 2017. A unique monoprint, in acrylic paint on unstretched canvas, 145 cm H x 91 cm W.
"Aquifer", 2017. Unique monoprint, acrylic paint on unstretched canvas, 145 cm H x 91 cm W.
"Archaeology of practice", Langford 120 gallery, September 10 to October 9, 2016
opening event 2pm - 4 pm Saturday September 10
Langford 120 gallery, 120 Langford Street, North Melbourne www.langford120.com.au
gallery open Thursdays to Saturdays 12-6 pm, Sundays 12-5 pm
"Archaeology of practice" shows some works that have taken shape slowly over the last 6 years, sometimes changing radically from their original state. They include a large painting on unstretched canvas which started its life as marks on a dropsheet, a smaller painting that reimagines a landscape from an old map, a re-assembled linocut, papier-mache objects, and a cabinet of small experimental objects which I make as a vital part of my everyday studio practice. The making process has some parallels with archaeology, in that I considered objects, fragments and traces of artefacts I had accumulated in my past practice, considering their materials, colours and forms, and reinterpreting, reassembling or connecting reconnecting their parts to make new visual meanings.
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For any enquiries about works in this exhibition, please contact Langford 120 gallery. contacts at www.langford120.com.au
"This turns into That: Abstract works", Long Division Gallery, June 2 to June 23, 2016
Schoolhouse Studios, 81 Rupert Street, Collingwood. Location details at gallery website
gallery open Mondays to Fridays 10 am - 3 pm; Saturdays 11 am - 2 pm
"This turns into That: Abstract works” groups some of my abstract paintings, objects and an installation of fabric. Most of the works were generated in a process where the remnants or outcomes of making one work became the start of another. Gradually, with successive actions – brushstroking, deforming, pouring, flaking, transfer between surfaces, obscuring older layers – the marks, forms and colours accumulate, until a work looks lastingly interesting. These works reflect my deep interest in materiality, and in developing innovative processes that cross boundaries – between painting, printmaking and object making. Even the installation "Viewfinder" (a playful fabric 'room' with holes framing views through it), was developed from research involving these sorts of paintings.
Below: a low res video of the exhibition in the gallery
List of works - click on images to see more detail
1. Earth Water Fire Air (2012). Acrylic on canvas, 141cm W x 181cm H $2,500
2. Archipelago fragments (2012). Plaster of Paris, acrylic paint (3 pieces), dimensions variable $390
3. Big Blue (2012). Oil on canvas, 141cm W x 268cm H $2,900
4. Rise (2016). Oil and acrylic on canvas, 127cm W x 254cm H $2,900
5. Lake of the woods (2016). Acrylic on canvas, 31cmW x 31cm H $160
6. Abstract 6 (2012-2016). Acrylic on canvas, 31cm W x 31CM H $160
7. Grotto 1 (2012 – 2016). Oil and acrylic on canvas, 56cmW x 71cm H $400
8. Viewfinder (2016). Polyester netting, nylon line, Dimensions variable. P.O.A.
9. Marks and Stains (2012). Oil and acrylic on canvas, 151 cm W x 200cm H $2,500
10. Abstract 1 (2012) Acrylic on canvas, 118 cm W x 201cm H $2,500
click here to download a printable list of works and texts accompanying the exhibition
"Laneway Lace", painting on gate in laneway, rear of Egremont Street, Fitzroy North, launched April 2015
"Blue on Blue", Langford120 gallery, North Melbourne, August 9 - September 6, 2014
A painting and objects in group exhibition curated by Wilma Tabacco
"Transformer Room", Newport Substation gallery, Newport, June 2103 - solo exhibition