Thought I would share some progress shots of various things :) The last image of a wolf is inspired by the pen drawings of George Cruikshank. I've been in the process of making a small collection of books, with pen drawings and a fairy tale I've been working on called "The Juniper Wolf". I'm really excited about it but I need to brush up on my pen skills! Hope to have it all finished by early 2013. Merry Christmas!!!
Can't believe 2012 is already over! It was also my first ever gap year as I went to university straight from high school; it felt weird not to have due dates! That being said, it has been a fantastic year and this upcoming show at Espionage is a great way to end with a bang :)
It is I believe the biggest show yet with a huge amount of artists and I'm so happy I can be among that list! The above image is my work for the show, resting on the couch in my studio. So come along and maybe buy some art for Christmas!
Thought I’d share a little miniature watercolour I did one
afternoon before the apple pie at Fonti (See Current exhibition: ‘Space Chickens
Help Me Make Apple Pie’-Matthew Bradley at Fontanelle Gallery til the 28th
of October). I liked the idea of someone peeping out of a frame and I’ve really
wanted to do some miniature works for a while – Possible future series?
This is also a little sneak peek ( pun intended) for the upcoming Halloween show
at These Walls Don’t Lie Gallery.
Some progress shots and snippets of my painting for the upcoming exhibition at Espionage titled " About Face". Super excited about this one. The 2nd to last image is my initial drawing/ground to give an idea of my process for this work. Almost finished, woo!
I have been meaning to post about this exhibition for a
while. My reaction when I first saw the final product must have been funny; I
was dumbstruck, it was crazy, my mouth was a large ‘O’ like a kid in a candy
store. It reminded me of a giant explosion suspended in the space and it was
like walking through a maze or some kind of destroyed apocalyptic cubby house.
This project looked like it was a lot of fun to make and probably a whole lot
of problem solving especially when you are battling gravity! It is definitely a
must see while it is still on and also the prints in the adjoining back room, which
are only $90 for unframed prints in an edition of 10 from some of the talented
people who make Fontanelle what it is.
It is on til the 9th of September so check it out, the pictures do not do it justice !
Just thought I might share my new little hobby. I recently
purchased my very own Diana F+! I’d seen some fantastic results with these
cameras in particular I was inspired by some amazing shots by the talented miss Fruzsi ( check
out these: http://fruzsikenez.com/section/266123_Diana_F.html) So I decided to
give it a go as I really liked the idea of all the mistakes, vignetting ,
double exposures and light leaks etc. So these are some from my first test roll
of film shot around my home + my diana. Highly recommend, it's a lot of fun.
Fontanelle studios will be open for SALA on August 12th 11am - 4pm - Probably better get cleaning and prettifying :) And also coming up at Fontanelle is Roy Ananda's 80 hour build!!! + in the project space, studio artists will have a selection of prints for sale!
SALA is almost here once again and I'm quite excited despite not actually doing anything this year - as I wanted to focus on my studio and making new works. Yet I did manage to put some works in the members/SALA exhibition at the RSASA called " Into the Melting Pot".
It is a huge amalgamation of all different types of works and definitely worth a look. I put in "Unrealities (Into the Woods)" and "Untitled" a dead bird watercolour study, both pictured above.
Royal South Australian Society of the Arts
Level 1, Institute Building Cnr North Tce & Kintore Ave, Adelaide Monday - Friday 10:30 - 4:30pm Saturday - Sunday 1 - 4pm
night, Espionage Gallery will be holding another great group show with a “wood”
theme . After Gary Seaman’s amazing solo show this exhibition should be another
fantastic one bringing together all sorts of artists who have worked with wood.
I only recently came to painting/drawing on wood, as I am extremely fond of
canvas but it is quite refreshing and different. I found I could achieve much
sharper lines and I liked the wood grain so much I decided to keep it in the
background and make it a feature in these recent works.
The above image is a progress shot of a work I did for this particular show but
if you want to see it in the flesh than you had better head down this Thursday!
Espionage Gallery Proudly Presents:
Ingrained, A Group Exhibition of all works on wood.
For this exhibition Espionage Gallery asked 25 top artists to make works out of
wood or paint something on wood. Quickly replacing the more traditional medium
of canvas, artists are now turning their creative energy and talent towards
this medium. The surface and texture provides endless scope of creative
Opening Night Thursday July 19, 6pm at Espionage Gallery, Suite 1, Level 2, 93
Rundle Mall, Adelaide, (entrance off Lindes Lane)
Featuring works by
David Soukup (Chicago), Rebecca Murphy (Sydney), Zan Von Zed (Sydney), Jessica
Bellman, Ellie Kammer, Jenny Allnutt, Gary Seaman, Fletch Cuts, Joshua Smith,
Donovan Christie, Mustachio, Michael Carney, Kate Kowald, Jelena V, Josh
Searson, Scatterbrain, Jayson Fox, Rem, Peter Fong, Lilian Choo, Hex 1, Tiff
Rysdale, Amazonas, Jake One, Daybot, Steve O'Connor, Julian Lee
So I popped into Eckersley’s one day on my way home
to look at some watercolour paper and as you do I picked up lots of flyers and
things, one in particular being the entry form for Youthscape. It was a week until
the due date for entries and I thought ‘I know just the work that hasn’t been
in an exhibition yet and might like to leave the lounge room for a little
Little did I realise
that The Pheasant would win anything, but he actually took out the top prize!
I feel really lucky and grateful to have won this
fabulous prize amongst many talented people and send my thanks to the RSASA
Gallery, the sponsors who generously support this exhibition, the staff who put this show together for the
young folk and all the artists involved.
Youthscape is on til the 15
th of July, so if you are down North
Terrace you can pop in and take shelter from the rain and check out some cool work
in a fabulous old building.
level 1 (upstairs) Institute Building
Cnr North Terrace
& Kintore Avenue,
Adelaide SA 5000