Category Archives: Visual Art

Printmaking and the Mystery of a Barracuda

As part of my PressNorth residency at Umbrella Studios, I am creating a series of linocuts based on the benthos region (sea floor) of Townsville shores. Graeme and I went to Geoffrey Bay on Magnetic Island this week on another … Continue reading

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Shoreline photos as inspiration

I am very much enjoying my PressNorth residency. I have been experimenting with creating linocut prints of the reef to feature in Benthos Illuminated, our upcoming 2016 exhibition at Umbrella Studios, Townsville. I draw my imagery from the many photos … Continue reading

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Where the Community Rehab NQ ‘Beach Shack’ sat during Strand Ephemera 2015

It has been lovely to receive all the positive feedback on the Community Rehab NQ Beach Shack. The wonderful people who took part in the project were a joy to work with. Everyone involved was so enthusiastic, so ready to … Continue reading

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Beach Shack

Beach Shack: Community Rehabilitation NQ entry into Strand Ephemera 2015 Continue reading

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PressNorth Printmakers Residency

Wonderful news. I’ve just been selected to do the PressNorth Printmakers 3 month funded residency for 2015/16 at Umbrella Studios. Both are great Townsville art groups to join, if you are not already a member. Their website addresses are: http://pressnorthprintmakers.com/Continue reading

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The Dialogue Between Paintings: Example

A while back, I was thinking about the dialogue between my paintings and that I should pay more attention to it. Later that day, I went to a talk by Jeff Mincham about the works of his that were part … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Creation of a More Dynamic Exhibition

Have you ever considered creating not just a dialogue between the painting and the viewer but also between the paintings themselves? Whether you show your artwork to curators, interior designers, or potential buyers you want it to snag their attention. … Continue reading

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Ship of Fools: part of Fenstoration

Rhonda Stevens, Margaret Robertson and myself teamed up to create the Ship of Fools installation as part of Fenstoration during the Magnetic Island Festival. The concept is a comment on the amount of rubbish that finds its way into the … Continue reading

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Faces of Townsville

Graeme and I are writ large in the lightboxes, back to back in Flinders Mall, Townsville CBD as part of the Faces of Townsville, a partnership between ABC Open and Perc Tucker Regional Gallery. I couldn’t resist the temptation to … Continue reading

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Stillness Defined in Art

Geoffrey Smart on an ABC documentary, screened on the 27th November, quoted T. S. Elliot’s ‘still point’ and discussed the value of the written word as opposed to music as opposed to painting. He said it wasn’t until he realized … Continue reading

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