Archives for category: crocodiles


Bit of mix n match. Click on the image if they are not moving.
Click here for the exhibition photos.


Click on the image to see an angry cam-o-dile.


Have improved a few of my earlier movies.
Now that I have the technical side worked out will try and show a few more of my pieces in motion.

Click on a photo to see the animation on it’s own.


Two x two = weird.  An old tail with new beginnings.

Centered on a mix ‘n’ match Noah’s Ark procession, Kirsty Fletcher’s new exhibition is a mutant safari of cardboard creatures inspired by current fashion trends and crafty DIY projects involving children’s toys.

Animals in tampon box plaid pants exist amongst hybrid rocking kangaroos, deer in neon socks cavort next to a fluorescent camel caravan. Fletcher’s works mythologise both the everyday and the monumental experiences in her life, drawing the viewer into a fantastical world of make-believe.

‘A vicarious milestone’ as part of the Togart 12 exhibition on in Darwin at the Chan Contemporary Art Space until the 13th of October.

Catalogue of the show is on line here.

Also on my blog are close ups photos of the work, movies of it moving, and ‘in progress’ images of the making of: Kim, the crocodiles (earlier and almost complete) and the bases.

Work is all ready for installation in this year’s TOGART Contemporary Art Award show. For those in Darwin the exhibition is on 6th Sept – 13th Oct at the Chan Contemporary Art Space.

I have improved these movies. Have a look here.

Last year my sister got married.

She married a wonderful crocodile farmer amongst the termite mounds at sunset.


There is not likely to be another wedding in our family and we made this one count.

We celebrated at the races, on the harbour, at the caravan park, out fishing, swimming at Buley, at the markets, all over town and down the track.

For some friends it was their first trip to Darwin and it was a great introduction.

For me it was an indulgent and special re-acquaintance with the town of my childhood.


Darwin is my place for growing up.

It is where I was born and went to school. Where I turned 16 and 21.

It is where I lost my virginity and where I attended my first funeral.

It is the place I rush back to when I can and miss when I am gone.


And now it is where my little sister became a wife as we danced in the dust with the fairy lights and paper stars.

Making more crocodiles…

A group show of artists utilising discarded and recycled materials.

Opens 6pm Friday 4th November and runs until 17th Nov, 2011.                      Brunswick St Gallery     322 Brunswick St, Fitzroy (opp Bar Open)

See (image 4) for more details.

Artists include: Aaron James McGarry, Anita Larkin, Bengamin, Cyndy Smith, Deborah Redwood, Eliza Lawrence, Eve Young, Feedme, Gemma Horbury, James Cuming, Kaff-eine, Kirsty Fletcher, Michal, Natalia Ludmila, Ryan Richter, Skallywag, Tiziana Borghese, Veronica Cay.

… me and some of my crocodile buddies are heading to Fairfield Primary School for their Art 4 All exhibition this weekend. Come and play.


Fairfield Primary School are about to hold their annual Art 4 All weekend. Centered around an art exhibition, there is an opening night on the Saturday and market stalls on the Sunday.

I am going to be making some crocodiles and maybe some birds between 11 and 1 on Sunday 11th Sept. Come by and see the  frenzie of cutting and gluing!
For more information see the school’s webpage.


Special thanks to all who attended on Wednesday night and to Daniel Barfoot for these excellent crowd photos.


Some overall photos of the exhibition. (They look a little blurry small. They are much much clearer if you click on them.)

I’ll post some pics of last nights opening in the next few days.


The giant lizards are about to rumble…

Crocodiles fight dragons in a battle to the death.

The prehistoric hero of the river takes on the mythical beast of the sky in a spell-binding, nail-biting bout of fire and water.

These scaly reptiles are both threatening and tamed. In the guise of innocent pull-along toys, swinging pendulums and flying mobiles there is an air of menace. With the glint of evil, a sudden jump and snap, someone could lose an arm.

The exhibition is on June 15 – July 2, 2011 at Red Gallery North Fitzroy. Opening drinks Wed 15th June, from 6 – 8pm.

Studies for new piece.


Ad for new show out now in May / June addition of art guide.

If you are in Melbourne on Wed 15th June, come along to the opening.

BEWARE – The giant lizards are about to rumble…

Crocodiles fight dragons in a battle to the death. The prehistoric hero of the river takes on the mythical beast of the sky in a spell-binding, nail-biting bout of fire and water.

Gone are ideas of spiders, bitey insects and meat-eating plants. Instead it is lizards all the way. More pics soon.


A trio of angry snapping crocodiles.

First works fully finished for my June show at Red Gallery.

Making a start on works for a new show at Red Gallery in June.

Am looking at wasps and mosquitos, spiders, crocs and trogan cats, plus venus fly traps and pitcher plants. Really a collection of scary flora and fauna that might attack you in your backyard.

I have just completed my kinetic crocodile piece. Five hungry crocs chasing each others tails. The disk is wall mounted and the crocs spin the waterlilies.  As they spin they flip back and forth and their jaw snap open and close.

Working on a new project. Will have some photos of the finished creatures in the next few days.