Contemplating my involvement as curator in the the upcoming @darlingtonartsfestival Sculpture on the Scarp, reminded me about the interventions I sometimes instal on bush walks. These may take the form of builders string, rock arrangements, mark making in the gravel… depending on the location, my mood and what materials I find in my backpack. Any man-made items […]
I often read posts about creative block, being stuck with no ideas yet with the feeling of wanting to produce. Something. Anything.
The only time I come close to experiencing something similar is when I ruminate about the various concepts that I have.
Ideas for sculptures to make, for photographs to stage and take, for paintings I […]
The inability to attend exhibitions, gigs, theatre and other arts events over the past few weeks left a void in my life as I’m sure it has for many. Cries for financial assistance from the government by our cultural and creative sectors have been largely ignored during the COVID-19 crisis. I’ve also read much debate […]
How privileged I feel to have attended author Neil Gaiman’s talk at the Perth Festival on the weekend. He superbly translates thoughts into well crafted stories from paper to spoken word. His storytelling has the ability to transport us into his imaginary world. Mythological tales mixed with personal accounts of friends suffering from Alzheimer’s, along […]
Keeping myself open to new experiences, new environments, new people and interacting with new objects brings with it a steady stream of new thoughts, new feelings and new ideas. It is these experiences which inform my art practice and help shape my creative output.
I’ve come to realise that my expectation to produce creative output on […]
What a busy 12 months it’s been and I’m appreciative of having a few days off to relax and reflect.
Through my art practice I participated in 18 group exhibitions including one in London, plus I completed several mural and public art commissions. With partners I started an exciting new public art consultancy business CURATE publik, […]
Last week I attended the openings of two art exhibitions in which I am an exhibitor. Containing a diversity of work in a variety of mediums, both shows were thoughtfully curated by Sandra Murray.
I was proud to be selected as one of 52 finalists in the Perth Royal Art Prize from 253 entries. It’s the […]
I’m reminded of how important it is to take time out from the humdrum of everyday life and recharge. I was fortunate enough to enjoy a whirlwind holiday in Europe recently. As an artist, taking in new cities, galleries and cultures is invaluable in terms of growth and inspiration. My trek took me to Zurich, […]
Commissioned by the Town of Victoria Park for Arts Season, a month long celebration during May of all things creative within the town.
Paint kindly sponsored by Dulux.
The mural investigates the various elements of design such as line, colour, shape, form, value and space. The retro style pays tribute to childhood illustration books, some of which […]
It’s hard to believe we’re into March already! Reflecting on 2018 I realise what a busy year it was in terms of artistic output and projects. Speaking with a lot of other artists, most admitted to suffering from burnout at some stage, especially towards the end of the year. I intentionally held off on having […]