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Half time madness.
Go Mega Hertz
Go Rock Dogs
Kids, dogs, hangovers and footballs everywhere…

First completed work for Red Gallery’s Red ball show.

Well it is winter and it is FOOTY SEASON!!!
Am back in the studio and surrounded by red balls and footy jumpers all in preparation for Red Gallery‘s group show: RED BALL – The fine art of footy.

20th July – 6th August.
Opening night Wednesday 20th July from 6pm.

Hope to see you there.

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Well it looks like things are coming to an end.
Hope you enjoyed the ride!

 

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One fiery square in space,
two circle aliens hiding in the dark,
three cross Martians chasing cotton reels.

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Open up and say Grrrrrrr…

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Some aliens live in the air, among the stars and the rain clouds.

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Some live in the water…

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… and some live in the forest. Woodland aliens, take me to your queen.

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Well, it has been a long time between posts.

I have had my hands full renovating at home, having a baby and moving my studio. The studio space is finally ready to go and I, miraculously, have time to poke my head above the water!

Over the past year I have turned my sewing machine into an artist’s tool and made an activity book for the newest family member. While teetering on the edge of useful and ‘crafty’ I, none the less, thought I’d post some photos of how it turned out.

Like an old fashioned radio play perhaps installments are best?? A quick overview (see below) and then a chapter at a time?? Chapters you ask… for an activity book… well ok the narrative is loose, there is little, if any,  character development and I can’t be sure if good transcends over evil…

but see what you think.

Alien_01Alien_02Driving on a lonely highway in the desert, one looks up and notices some unusual, coloured planets hovering in the sky. What strange creatures might inhabit these other worlds…

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… to be continued…

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Have been quiet recently with the birth of my first child and my studio still not inhabitable since I moved rooms. So, as an apology here is an invite to a great stencil exhibition in Upwey. Great excuse for a trip out of the city.

 

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For those of you in Melbourne, come along for the opening of this great group show at Off The Kerb. Friday 5th September, 6 – 9 pm.

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Just ask Time Out review

And a sneak preview of some of the works.

K Fletcher_OTK_Offerings 1 Part of my work: ‘Offerings (3 No. Dissected Rats)’

the peatree collective by The Pea Tree Collective (above)

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by Ha ha / Regan Tamanui (above)

Tayla Broekman by Tayla Broekman (above)

Emma Hamptonby Emma Hampton (above)

Lorena Monsalves by Lorena Monsalves (above)

 

 

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Shini at the excellent Off the Kerb Gallery in Collingwood is organising a group show for their 100th show.

100 cats!
So much feline fabulous-ness.

Opening Friday 5th September 6 – 9pm.
More details and photos to follow.

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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.

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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.

Painting the base for the piece I have been working on about my sister’s wedding. I used bitumen paint through the doilies onto cardboard.

Making more crocodiles…

… 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.

 

Have finally got a chance to upload photos of my rats and mice at the Carbon Black exhibition. Most works have appeared in previously in this blog however it was good to see them in a new space and they seemed to sit well amongst works exploring gritty industrial urbanism.  This show finished a few weeks ago but the gallery focuses on interesting work by emerging artists and is worth a visit.

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.

Almost ready for my new show.

Studies for new piece.

Heads to go with the winged bodies.

Hopefully there will be some finished dragons in the next day or so.

I have a few rats and mice making their way to Prahan for a new show.

The crocodiles are ready and fighting, the clouds are puffier than ever… now for some dragons.

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.

After a brief hiatus I am back in the studio.

Am working towards a new show in early February and will post some images of how that is going soon. In the interum I have pieces from earlier this year in a couple of group shows. My feet shoes (For the love of shoes…) will be exhibited in the Brunswick Street Gallery’s Small Works Prize 2010. The show opens Friday 10th December, 6pm. The gallery is located upstairs at 322 Brunswick St, Fitzroy.  See http://bsgart.com.au/ for more information.

Also the ‘itty bitty kitty machine’ and one of the ‘lucky cat’ statuettes are included in the Linden Gallery’s post card show early next year. This show opens 1pm-5pm Saturday 5 February 2011. The Linden gallery is situated at 26 Acland Street, St Kilda. See http://www.lindenarts.org/ for more information.

Last week of the exhibition. Closes around 4pm on Saturday 9th October.  Thought I’d try and get a few more images on-line. Most of these are happy snaps I have taken but a few of the better ones (like the lucky cats and the itty bitty kitty machine) are by my excellent photographer friend Erica Lauthier. I have taken a few movies of the pieces in motion but need to change format etc before I can post them up. Will try and do this early next week.

Installed show at Red Gallery yesterday.

Opening is tomorrow (Wednesday 22nd Sept) at 6pm.

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.

For anyone in Darwin, the Togart 2010 exhbition opened last week.

It is in the newly developed Chan building opposite parliament house. The exhibition includes a diverse selection of indigenous, traditional and contemporary works including my piece ‘For the love of shoes…‘ .

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.