…to show my work somewhere outside of Victoria. I’m not a huge setter-of-goals, only informal ones. But I put out a few feelers and much to my delight, my proposal to exhibit was accepted by Gaffa in Sydney!
I’ll be showing an installation of vinyl and 6 works on aluminium panel from 6th to 17th July.
If you follow me on Instagram, you may have watched the work unfold. But in case you didn’t catch that, here are some shots (along with a few extra shots) of the work unfolding in the studio.
Showing work in an overseas exhibition, now that would be pretty fantastic. I would even settle for oversea instead of overseas to begin with, Tasmania notwithstanding. It is a Strait after all, not a sea, but I have my sights set on you too Tassie. Friend and art school compadre, Eva Heiky Olga Abbinga curated a group of Australian artists, myself included, in a show in Penang this past month opening September 12. Eva’s goal was to create connections between art communities in Melbourne and Georgetown, Penang and she received some fantastic support through the Australia Council for the Arts and raised money from generous donors through the Australian Cultural Fund. With this in mind I began to consider the theme of the exhibition, colour.
What’s as challenging as painting really large? That would have to be forcing grand scale ideas into a small box. That’s what I did earlier this year with fellow artists Larissa MacFarlane and Ilona Nelson. The Hobsons Bay City Council’s Orbital space consists of four light boxes and a tiny peephole. Working together with Orbital curator, Heather van Heerwaarden, we put together Three-In-One.
With my solo exhibition at Rubicon ARI now open, I can reveal some details of the work in progress. I was working with a Casper David Friedrich painting in mind, sloughing off its canvas and crossing the thresholds of the room, with colours lifted from his landscape.
An empty wall wasn’t a menacing prospect as I arrived ready to install last Monday morning to install for the Daylesford Group Residency Exhibition, the resultant exhibition from a residency I went on in November last year. Let me share a few work in process images, only a handful because I forgot to take photos as I worked this time.
Black. Actually, it’s very dark grey. I have oft considered it a non-colour, good for outlines and highlights, but my attitude is changing. As you know, I’m all about colour, but this (shade of) black is so flat. It just stops. I mix up glossy colours onto glossy vinyl all the time, but I like the abruptness of this section.