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Have started making cats eyes..

and boxes for them to peek out of.

My first solo shows opens in 2 weeks at Red gallery, Fitzroy North.

Subtitled ‘mice running wild in the hall of the cats‘ the show includes the felines and rodents I have been making. Most of the pieces are kinetic is some way or other (mice that fly and run in wheels, rats with wobble guts and cats with waving fists).

There are also 2 other shows opening on the same night (Phil Roubin and Judith Cobb ). More information on these exhibitions can be seen on the Red Gallery website.

I made these rats because I loved the look of the winged mice lying on their backs with their innards on display.

These guys are best when they are also on their backs with their tails hanging over the edge. They have wavy, mulit-coloured gizzards (hanging below their bellies in these photos) which wriggle when you turn the key.

My work ‘Heading home (for Mum’s birthday)‘ has been selected for this year’s BSG General Art Prize. The piece was exhbitied as a part of last year’s Togart awards however this is the first time it will be exhibited in Melbourne.

The winners are announced at the opening this Friday (10th Sept) and all are welcome.

For more information see the Brunswick Street Gallery website.

A bit more detail…

I like these winged mice sprawled on their backs.  I would leave them like this but it seems a bit wrong given that you can’t see the tops of the wings or make them fly in this position. Think I will make some clock-work rats based on these guys. Bigger, though, and all filled cogs and wheels and stringy bits of guts that work and squirm when you turn a key.

Bodies of the winged mice assembled with tails and front paws. Next things to be added will be the heads and the all important wings.

Little piles of parts of the flying mice ready for assembly.

Heads for the flying mice squadron.

Took the mice for a test spin on the weekend.


Assembling wings and amassing a mouse squadron for flight.

A few mice for my upcoming show at Red Gallery.

And a couple of wheels for running in…

I am working towards my first solo show in September at Red Gallery, North Fitzroy.

It is looking like the works will focus on my cats and some imaginary mice who torment them. I’ve started with small lucky Maneki Neko:

(This is a flickr photo – I have managed to turn my flickr page into Korean text. When I get it back to english I’ll post the reference.)

Okay – back into english.

See Paul McAleer’s flickr page for the original image.

These cats are a little less lucky as their paws have to be moved manually. I have not fit them with a battery pack and a perpetual motion machine.

What happened while I wasn’t looking?

Suddenly my whole family are selling shoes.

I don’t much like shoes.

I don’t mind my feet.

They are flat and fat and hairy and strange. They keep me from falling over (most of the time) and they are a good endpoint for my legs. Unfortunately most shoes make them hurt or blister or smell.

Mine are feet for wiggling in the sand not mincing 6 inches from the ground.

My feet make it hard to understand the vocational choices around me.

But, ugly and proud up on their podium, these odd feet-shoes celebrate the gumption and nerve needed to pursue something new.

This work has been short-listed in the upcoming Togart 10 Contemporary Art Award.

Photos by Erica Lauthier

From ‘The AGE’ 16 June, 2010

This work has been short-listed in the upcoming Togart 10 Contemporary Art Award.

The exhibition will be held in Darwin for 5 weeks from early September. The venue is about to be announced.

Photos of my dream feet shoes in progress.

The soles pattern is from my birkenstocks which were the only shoes I wore until my family started on their current shoe-shop preoccupation.