Recovery – The Flood Objects Project goes to Gympie

The opening night of Recovery at the Gympie Regional Gallery and a Saturday still life drawing workshop with enthusiastic local artists was a great weekend of art and conversation. Thanks to Joolie Gibbs and Sandra Ross and a willing, professional team of vollies for making the exhibition look so good.

Recovery goes to Miles

Recovery – the Flood Objects Project is in Dogwood Crossing Gallery, Miles until 2nd April 2103. I enjoyed the hospitality of the friendly locals as my trip to run a workshop there was ironically extended because of rising flood waters.

Recovery – Opening night

Over 150 people attended the opening night of Recovery – The Flood Objects Project at the Ipswich Art Gallery on Friday night 11th January,  two years to the day of the Queensland floods. The exhibition runs until the 13th Feb (excluding 29th Jan-3rd Feb).


Self Portrait selection

A Self Portrait entitled Facing Myself  has been selected for the Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award held at Grafton Regional Gallery. The exhibition opens on the 26th October 2012 and then tours Regional and Metropolitan galleries throughout 2013-2014. It is an investigation of myself in charcoal on paper, and how I now have to see the world, through my glasses or over them.

‘Home Sown’ group exhibition

Home Sown is the launch exhibition for Lorraine Pilgrim Studio Gallery 19th May 2- 6 p.m. at 87 Ridgeway Avenue, Southport. There will be artists talks and a Q&A panel discussion with arts professionals. I will be giving an artist talk at 4 p.m followed by art discussion and the official opening of this exciting new gallery space. Lorraine Pilgrim has over 40 years experience in private art galleries and studios and has mentored and grown the careers of many of South East Queensland’s prominent mid career and emerging artists.

New work entitled Crusader Postcard oil on panel 25 x 30 cm

Eutick Memorial Still Life Awards 2011


Swizzle Sticks 61 x 77 oil on canvas has been selected as a finalist in this years EMSLA. This will be the 4th consecutive year a work has been chosen for this show. Opening 18th November in the Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery and runs until the 14th January 2012.

Demonstration watercolour using small objects in the gallery Saturday 19th November 12.30 – 2 p.m.

next solo show at new gallery

 Flamingos Snowdome 70 x 70 cm oil on canvas

New solo show entitled Honestly! opens on the 18th March 2011 at the new gallery space Retrospect Galleries Qld. Cnr Elizabeth Ave and Oracle Blvd, Broadbeach.

Honestly kitsch, honestly ugly, honestly dishonest… snow domes make no claim to be anything other than a flawed imitation of something bigger, grander and purer. A foray into the anti authentic.  A possible metaphor for the human condition – our incompleteness, our dorky charm and the hope for the future.


Vroom… a solo show of 17 works will open on the 23rd Dec
and run until the 24th Feb 2011 at the Albury Regional Gallery, N.S.W.


Bug on Toy Car 2 oil on canvas 42 x 72 cm

network exhibition


Net Work: the TLF exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ballarat

December 2010 / January 2011

One forum. Thirty-eight artists. Over 100 pieces of art.

Net Work: the TLF exhibition is an exhibition of the work of 38 artists who are members of a private online forum for professional contemporary visual artists, “The Littlest Forum” (TLF).

Curated by Amanda van Gils, Net Work showcases the diversity of artists who utilise the Internet as a vital tool in their artistic careers, if not directly in their artistic practice. The Internet is having a profound impact on artist’s practice as well as providing new opportunities for artists to establish much needed connections.

The artists in this exhibition are connected through a need and willingness to communicate and interact with other artists, forming in the process an “artistic community” without geographical, social or economic boundaries.

The artists in Net Work are:

Kim Anderson / Aliey Ball / Jan Berg / Kate Bergin /Sue Beyer / Louise Blyton / Dave Brayshaw / Claire Bridge / David Coles / Simon Collins / Jacqui Comer / Dagmar Cyrulla / Chris Delpratt / Andrew Ensor / Robert Fenton / Dianne Gall / Michelle Giacobello / Minka Gillian / Erika Gofton / Debbie Hill / Robert Hollingworth / Kez Hughes / Julie Keating / Siobhan Kelley / Glenn Locklee / Vito Manfredi / Deb Mostert / Ilona Nelson / Beth Norling / Steve Rosendale / Mark Stewart / Jim Thalassoudis / Merryn J. Trevathan / Joanne Turner / Amanda van Gils / Steve Warburton / Irene Wellm / Darian Zam

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