Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The shape of things to come

Rambling Rose, acrylic on linen, 40.5 x 30.5 cm (progress view) will be part of my solo show, 
Backstories at Stephen McLaughlan Gallery from 15 April - 2 May

2020 is shaping up to be an eventful year, and with some deadlines rapidly approaching, I've already got my head down.

Meanwhile, my work is currently on view in two shows that opened late last year:


Anthropocene, the 2019 R & M McGivern Prize, includes my shortlisted watercolour, Phyllium giganteum homo-insecta (2018). Anthropocene is held across two venues: ArtSpace at Realm and Maroondah Federation Estate Gallery
The exhibition concludes on 2 February 2020. 
Maroondah Federation Estate Gallery, 32 Greenwood Ave, Ringwood Vic 3134
Artspace at Realm, Eastland Shopping Centre, 179 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood Vic 3134

European Wasp Woman, 2015, watercolour, 41.91 x 29.72 cm
currently on view in Wonderment at Queenscliff Gallery and Workshop

Six of my Homo-insecta watercolours, including European Wasp Woman, pictured above, are part of Queenscliff Gallery and Workshop’s summer exhibition, Wonderment.
The show continues until 23 February 2020.
Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop (QG&W)
03 4202 0942 0438 866 068 A 81 Hesse Street Queenscliff VIC 3225

Festival of the Photocopier 2020

I have a stall at the Sticky Institute Festival of the Photocopier Zine Fair at Melbourne Meat Market. I'm making three new zines especially for the event and a limited number of back-issues of my Moth Woman Press publications will also be available. In the light of the ongoing bushfire crisis, all proceeds from my zine sales will be donated to Wildlife Victoria’s Victorian Bushfire Appeal:
Festival of the Photocopier 2020 is a two-day event. I will be participating on the second day, Sunday 9 February from 12 – 5 pm
Meat Market 
T (03) 9329 9966
3 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne, 3051.
For the best public transport options, go here: Please note that the surrounding area has limited permit, metered and timed on-street parking.

Art Aid for Gippsland

I have two works in Art Aid for Gippsland, a mammoth fundraising exhibition and auction organised by Gippsland Art Gallery in support of the 2020 Bushfire Appeal. On the final day of the show, Sunday 15 March, donated works will be auctioned at nearby arts venue, The Wedge, with all profits going to the Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund (GERF). Artworks will be available to view online in February. For additional information and further updates, visit the gallery's website or follow the Gippsland Art Gallery Facebook Page.
Art Aid for Gippsland runs from 14 February - 15 March 2020.
Exhibition: Gippsland Art Gallery, 70 Foster Street, Sale, Vic 3850
Auction: The Wedge, 100 Foster Street Sale, Vic, 3850.

20 [2020]

In 2020 Tacit Galleries turns twenty years old. To mark the occasion, several artists have been invited to make a work for the gallery's anniversary exhibition, 20 [2020]. I’m delighted to be one of them. 
Exhibition dates:  4 - 15 March, 2020. 
Tacit Galleries
M: 0423 323 188 123a Gipps Street (cnr. Gipps/Islington) Collingwood Vic 3066

The Other, 2019acrylic on linen, 40.5 x 30.5 cm, will feature in my solo exhibition,
Backstories at Stephen McLauglan Gallery, 15 April - 2 May

In April, my solo show, Backstories, opens at Stephen McLaughlan Gallery in Melbourne. I’ve long admired Stephen and his iconic gallery, which recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. The exhibition comprises recent paintings and works on paper that develop and expand upon the 'rear view portraits' which have been central to my work for over three decades. 
Backstories opens on 15 April and runs until May 2 2020.
Stephen McLaughlan Gallery
T 0407 317 323  E:
Level 8 Room 16 The Nicholas Building 37 Swanston Street Melbourne 3000 (Cnr.  Flinders Lane).

Residency at Geelong Grammar School

I have been invited to be Artist-in-Residence at Geelong Grammar School in Term 2, 2020. Past AIRs include Lewis Miller, Sue Anderson, Dean Bowen, David Frazer, Tim Storrier, Yvette Coppersmith, Juan Ford, Nick Howson, Matthew Quick, Bern Emmerichs, Robert Lee Davis, David Booth (a.k.a. Ghostpatrol) and Godwin Bradbeer. 
The nine-day residency commences on May 11. 

International Printmaking Biennial Douro 2020

My work has been included in the 2020 International Printmaking Biennial in Douro, Portugal
The Douro Printmaking Biennial runs from 10 August – 31 October 2020

Animalia Paradoxa 
Plusiotis victorina Beetle Woman, 2015, acrylic on wood, 32 x 30 cm
will be part of Animalia Paradoxa at Queenscliff Gallery and Workshop in November 2020

In November, my solo exhibition Animalia Paradoxa opens at Queenscliff Gallery and Workshop. Drawn from my extensive personal mythology, a collection of 'unnatural history studies' harkens back to a time when folk tales helped us make sense of our lives. In these ancient stories, life on earth was shared with a fine profusion of flora, fauna and exotic mythical creatures, and the border separating humanity and nature was decidedly more blurred. 
Animalia Paradoxa runs through November 2020.
Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop (QG&W)
03 4202 0942 0438 866 068 A 81 Hesse Street Queenscliff VIC 3225