Wednesday, September 18, 2019

A flying visit to The Art Vault

Chrysochroa buqueti beetle woman, 2014, watercolour, 41.91 x 29.72 cm,
one of six works I have in AMONGST US at The Art Vault

Pictured top: Chrysochroa buqueti beetle woman in flight for AMONGST US, a group show by Rona Green, Rachel Derum, Philip Faulks, Bill Hay and Deborah Klein. 

I’m pleased to announce that I'll soon be following suit. Originally I wasn't able to attend, but now look forward to joining fellow artists at the opening event.

Saturday 21 September: informal artist talk at 2.30 pm, official launch from 3pm - 4pm

The Art Vault
43 Deakin Avenue
Mildura VIC 3500
(03)5022 0013

Opening hours: Monday 10 am - 2 pm; Wednesday - Friday 10 am - 5 pm; Saturday 10 am - 3 pm

The exhibition runs from 18 September - 7 October 2019

Thursday, September 12, 2019


In the wake of our departure from Melbourne, my studio in Ballarat was requisitioned for extra storage. It was a sorry sight, becoming so overfull that gaining entry was all but impossible. Recently we rented an additional storage pod and over the last few days I've reclaimed my old space and restored it to something of its former glory.

At last, the transformation was completed. But even as I paused to savour the reinstatement of order and serenity, Alice barged in, dragging Shane behind her. He declared the space has never looked better and Alice, who’s not usually fussed about the studio, took it upon herself to investigate every nook and cranny, with a particular focus on the new plan cabinet. Eventually, however, the lure of the garden proved too strong, and she withdrew, followed by the hapless Shane.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Recent Acquisition

Pictured above and below: a new acquisition, purchased jointly with Shane Jones, is high on my list of favourite things. I love its industrial aesthetic and that it's on wheels. Housed in my current studio pending our move, the plan cabinet is also providing us with sorely needed extra storage for works on paper, in particular, Shane's ongoing series of portrait profile drawings.

Friday, September 6, 2019

An invitation to AMONGST US

Please find your special invitation to be amongst us, or rather, among my esteemed fellow artists and the fabulous Art Vault team, to toast the launch of AMONGST USSadly, I can’t attend, but six of my Homo-insecta watercolours will be there in my stead.

Saturday 21 September
Artist Talk: 2.30 pm
Official Opening: 3 - 4 pm 

The Art Vault 
43 Deakin Avenue
Mildura VIC 3500
(03)5022 0013

Opening hours: Monday 10 am - 2 pm; 
Wednesday - Friday 10 am - 5 pm; 
Saturday 10 am - 3 pm

AMONGST US runs from 18 September - 7 October 2019

Thursday, September 5, 2019

A past and future memory

My linocut The Drive Home, 2013, 17.5 x 12.5 cm, was originally made for the eponymous group exhibition at Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop in New York that opened on this day in 2013.

Viewed today, the work seems uncannily prophetic as Shane Jones and I anticipate the drive to our future home. We’ve only seven more weeks to wait, but sometimes it feels like we’ve been waiting for this our entire lives.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019


European Wasp Woman, 2014, watercolour, 41.91 x 29.72, made during a
residency at The Art Vault, will shortly return there. It's one of six works from the
Homo insecta series included in AMONGST US at The Art Vault, Mildura,
running from 18 September - 7 October

I’m delighted to be showing with some of my favourite artists in

A group exhibition of figurative works on paper
Curated by Rona Green

Rachel Derum
Philip Faulks  
Rona Green
Greg Harrison
Bill Hay and
Deborah Klein

Opening Saturday 21 September. Artist talk at 2.30 pm, followed by official launch from 3pm-4pm

The Art Vault
43 Deakin Avenue
Mildura VIC 3500
(03)5022 0013

The show runs from 18 September - 7 October 2019