Saturday, November 25, 2017


Pictured above and below: selected highlights of yesterday evening’s memorable launch of my artist book, LEAVES OF ABSENCE, at one of this city’s treasures, the Melbourne Athenaeum Library. Warmest thanks to everyone who came. I couldn’t have wished for more convivial company or a finer setting. Special thanks to Marguerite Brown, Manager, Print Council of Australia, for her terrific opening address, also to the library’s Business Manager, Sue Westwood and librarian Tom Coleman for the time, effort and thought they put into every facet of the event, including the elegant display of my work. 

Hand painted silhouettes on eucalyptus leaves, the basis for the images in
LEAVES OF ABSENCE (see directly below) 

With Marguerite Brown, Manager, Print Council of Australia, whose opening address was one of the evening's high points

L-R: Shane Jones, Sue Westwood, Business Manager, Athenaeum Library, and
Marguerite Brown  

For more about the event, visit Moth Woman Press HERE.

Monday, November 20, 2017

LEAVES OF ABSENCE book launch and FALLEN WOMEN solo show

Page view from IMPRINT Spring 2017 Volume 52 Number 3

Paging through the current issue of the Print Council of Australia's quarterly publication, IMPRINT, I'm reminded with a jolt that the opening of Fallen Women, my forthcoming show at Tacit Contemporary Art is seriously nigh.

The exhibition, to which you're all invited, will span two gallery spaces. It marks the the solo debut of the experimental archival pigment prints (AKA phemographs) that have dominated my practice for the last two years.

The opening event will take place on Wednesday evening, 29 November between 6.30 - 8 pm. For those who can't make it, there will be an informal Meet the Artist event on Saturday 9 December from 2 - 4 pm. This is a crazy time of year (it's not called the Silly Season for nothing) but if you can't make it on either of these dates, I hope you'll have a chance to drop by before the show finishes its run on 17 December.

In the meantime, the precursor to the above project, my artist book, LEAVES OF ABSENCE, will be launched at the Melbourne Athenaeum Library this coming Friday, 24 November, with an opening address by Marguerite Brown, Manager of the Print Council of Australia.

Since its completion earlier this year, the book has been included in two major touring exhibitions and was also shortlisted for the Geelong Print Prize and Fremantle Arts Centre Print Awards. Thanks to the generosity and support of the Melbourne Athenaeum Library, it will finally have the stage entirely to itself.

In additional exciting news, the library recently acquired a copy of the book for its permanent collection and has invited me to be their artist-in-residence for Melbourne Rare Book Week in June/July 2018.

To preview LEAVES OF ABSENCE and learn more about the project, visit Moth Woman Press HERE