new public art installed

Little Pied Cormorant watches over the bikeway

The Common Park scooter track is located at 88a Cambridge Drive, Coorparoo. The park includes a playground, skate park, and the Norman Creek Bikeway, as well as additional recreational features that provide a hub of active opportunities for park users. 

I’m grateful to the Brisbane City Council for including bronze sculptures as part of the creative enhancement of these shared spaces

Interpretive signage installed in Hervey Bay

The 32 illustrations I did for the Fraser Coast Council for the Arkarra Wetlands have been installed. This is an ongoing project with other reserves being upgraded by council to engage communities in an informed and coherant visual language. I’m very excited to be a small part of that.

some of the signs installed at Arkarra Wetlands

image credits Jacinta Padgett, Fraser Coast Council

public art – sculptural commissions

Brisbane City Council commissioned me to make ‘discovery’ elements for an interactive playground at Gus Davies Park, Bald Hills. Built by the Landscape Construction Company, this park upgrade has created a wonderful imaginative playground with bikeways and different zones to explore. Turtle, frog and gecko were sculpted in the studio and cast by Chalkos Art Foundry. We hope to engage children on the micro level and alert them to the creatures that share our natural environments.

Sawshell turtle bronze deb mostert 2021
Green and Golden Bell Frog Bronze deb mostert 2021
Gecko on leaf bronze deb mostert 2021

group show postponed

I will have these works hanging as part of this group show

Waterbird Whistle Nest 2021
watercolour and gouache on watercolour ground on cradle
60 x 64 cm framed
Powerful Owl 2021 oil pencil and oil on monoprint
Powerful Owl juveniles 2021 oil pencil on monoprint on paper

The Powerful Owls have been nesting again down at our local creek. This threatened species are suffering due to habitat destruction and the loss of old growth trees for nesting hollows. A shy and secretive bird, they are the largest of Australia’s owls and the babies are simply gorgeous. I have been documenting their progress and was so pleased to see not one but two babies this year. These looser and more intuitive works have come since my time with my fellow artists on our art camp at Villa Rustica. There is always a lovely osmosis of ideas and ways of seeing that happen when artists work alongside each other.

New work towards an exhibition in May 2022 at the Tweed Regional Gallery

Animal as Object – nature and culture will run at the Tweed Regional Gallery and Margaret Olley Art Centre from May to October 2022. I have been mulling over ideas and making works towards this project for some years now and my research (pre-covid) takes me to the Queensland Museum on a weekly basis as I investigate the animal as an object in the context of both museum taxidermy and the souvenir.

Two works acquired by Children’s Hospital

Two very different works representing two ends of my painting spectrum! I am very grateful to be included in this collection and for these works to be hanging in the public hospital.

Twelve Apostles 2021 103 x 76 cm watercolour and oil pencil on watercolour paper on timber cradle
The Sporting Artist 2012 71 x 82 cm oil on canvas
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