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.
off the kerb gallery (on Johnson St, opposite the tote) is about to celebrate its 4th birthday with a group exhbition. Included will be handful of my spinning ‘say it with flowers‘ and ‘mice in love‘ disks.
Opening night: 6 – 9pm Fri 1st April. Exhibiton closes Fri 22nd April.
The exhibition is called ‘Pirate Existence’ and concentrates on works utilising salvaged and found material. Artists have been asked to turn discard refuse and abandoned items into treasure.
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.
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.
Blanketed in their endorsed skins this odd couple are united as members of one tribe; an odd-ball gang; a strange aquatic squad. Instead of individual details of claws, fins, lips, wheels and heads one sees amorphous colour and pattern.
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I share a house with a lot of fish and a turtle called Spencer.
A while ago Spencer was run over after she’d escaped from the pond. It was summer, it was hot and our turtle was looking for love. Luckily she was found and taken to the vet who wired togther her shell. Spencer then had to spend 8 months recovering in a hospital tank in our lounge room. This gave me plenty of time to model her.
Exhibited at in a group show at Artholes, Melbourne, 2007.
Another similar mobile was included in the CERES charity art auction, 2007: http://www.ceres.org.au/
I have made a number of these fish mobiles. The first ones (including this one) are made out of tram tickets / metcards. The fish are suspended on salvaged street-sweeper blades found on the side of the street.
If you look along the edge of most major city streets you will find these long thin snapped of steel blades. Took us a long while to work out that they are from street-sweepers. Once you notice them it is hard to stop seeing them.
I have also made some elephant mobiles but I do not have any photos of these.
Kinetic sculpture, cardboard and felt.
Exhibited in ‘The Art of Footy’ Exhibition Group show at the London Tavern, Melbourne, 2004.
Sadly this is the only photo I stll have of this piece.
The 4 felt aussie rules balls had circular ‘o’ mouths like the clowns that you put balls into at the show. There was a cardboard comb / stick that you pushed in at the side that made the footballs turn from side to side and they had ‘sharon’ written up their side.