"Viewfinder", three versions. Polyester netting fabric, hung from walls on nylon line. Dimensions variable according to the installation space. Central construction 1.4m W x 1.4m L x 2.2m high, 30cm above floor level.
Top image: as installed at Long Division gallery, 2016.
Centre image: as installed at 3day01, Dear Patti Smith artist run initiative.
Lower image: as installed at RMIT in 2010.
Bottom images: details looking through the installation in Long Division gallery
“My room with paint and objects”, 2018. Suspended installation of muslin fabric with acrylic paint and embedded paint remnants of previous works, studio table with experimental objects in plaster and paint. dimensions 3m H x 1.6m W x 2.4m L
Entering into this suspended flimsy fabric imagined “room”, the viewer is surrounded by remnants of making from many previous paintings and objects - embedded into and transferred onto the internal walls. Holes in the walls enable peeping from outside in, and from inside out to the other works in the exhibition, Outside, a studio table displays objects made from various materials and kept in the artist’s studio for contemplation and inspiration.
“My ruined tiles”, 2018. Wall arrangement of objects in silicone with embedded plaster. Dimensions variable.
Installation in Newport Substation , 2014.
Polyester netting fabric. Dimensions variable, central structure approx 3.6mH x 1.8m W x 2.5mL
"Archaeology of practice", a cabinet and list of experimental objects made during art practice, 2012 - 2016. Plaster, acrylic paint, glue, gelatine, borax, silicone.
“Art magazine topography”, 2017. A wall object which hangs from knotted muslin. Paper maché made from art magazines, PVA glue, muslin. Dimensions including muslin 90cm h x 45cm w x 2.5cm deep
“Homage to drawing”, 2017. Wall object of paper maché, crushed charcoal, graphite pencil fragments, torn drawings, backed with epoxy resin. Dimensions irregular approx.. 38cm x 38 cm w x 5 cm deep.
“Homage to mylar” 2017. Acrylic paint on mylar sheet, on aluminium support. Dimensions irregular, approx. 43cm h x 40cm w x 13 cm deep.
Installation view, "RSVP, side 2", 2016. 26 cm H Paper-mache made from exhibition invitations, PVA, expoxy resin, acrylic paint.
Pozzo, 2013. Muslin fabric dipped in acrylic paint, aluminium armature wire, nylon line. Suspended, approx 3m high. The title refers to the Italian word for a well.
An installation shortlisted for the RMIT Siemens Award 2011 and exhibited in the RMIT gallery, Melbourne.
"Imagined Space", 2011. Muslin fabric dipped in acrylic paint, , sewn onto aluminium armature wire, dyed sand, mirror plastic, nylon line. Dimensions variable, approximately 4m H x 3m diameter
During 2010 I researched hollow, partly obscured structures such as wells, which a viewer can experience by looking into the structure and imagining that part of the space which remains unseen. I investigated the use of forms, materials and the creation of spatial relationships, through which an artwork could evoke these hollow structures and the resulting imagined spaces.
The form, arrangement and surfaces of Imagined Space 1 encouraged peering inside, and viewing of unexpected reflected space. Its materials – mainly semi-transparent paint-soaked muslin fabric stretched like skin, suspended, and draped - and its colour graduation, at once hide and reveal.
Top images: installation views, Siemens Awards, at RMIT Gallery
Middle image: view inside the main object, through peephole.
Lower image: detail of fabric and shadows
A proposed installation of plaster objects generated from gestural painting. Dimensions variable. Objects from 10 cm to 15 cm height.
An array of objects on a wall, hung from nails, spaced at 30cm intervals.