Monday, January 31, 2022

May Flowers

Pictured above and below: Progress views of the lino block for May Flowers, 15 x 11.5 cm.

The tattoo motif is based on a fragment of an embroidery by May Morris, as are several of the works in this suite. 

The block looks rather like it has been coated with Mercurochrome; in fact, it’s a transparent red ink applied over the key drawing so I can see more clearly the areas I’ve cut away. 

The ruled lines in the background won’t be carved exactly as they appear here. Their purpose is to try and keep me on the straight and narrow - literally - when I carve the lines freehand. 

The completed linocut will be part of a forthcoming artist book, Illustrated Women. There will also be a small edition of each work in the series.

Sunday, January 30, 2022

Your invitation to ATTUNED

ATTUNED is now well and truly up and running. 

Please find your invitation to view the exhibition, or better yet, join us for the Artists’ Celebration this coming Saturday, February 5, from 2 - 4 pm.

Other exhibiting artists are: Laszlo Romer, Jenny Loft, Felicity Spear, Elizabeth Banfield, Peter Rowe, Irene Barberis and Callum Jackson. 

Image on invitation: Lookout, acrylic on linen, 40.5 x 30.5 cm. 

Pictured directly below: 

Mystic, followed by Fated, both pigmented drawing ink and gouache on Khadi paper, 16 x 11 cm, from a suite of nine drawings included in the exhibition. 

ATTUNED - Curated by Stephen McLaughlan

Stephen McLaughlan Gallery

Level 8 Room 16 Nicholas Building 37 Swanston Street Melbourne 3000

(On the corner of Flinders Lane)

T: 0407 317 323     E:

Gallery Hours: 

Wednesday - Friday 1 - 5 pm

Saturday 11 - 5 pm

- or by appointment 

The exhibition runs to 26 February

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

ATTUNED - opening tomorrow

Opening tomorrow: ATTUNED, a group show at Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, curated by Stephen McLaughlan in conjunction with the Melbourne Art Fair. The exhibition runs from January 19 - February 26. There will be an Artist Celebration on Saturday February 5 from 2 - 4 pm. 

Exhibiting artists: Laszlo Romer, Jenny Loft, Felicity Spear, Elizabeth Banfield, Peter Rowe, Irene Barberis, Callum Jackson and Deborah Klein.

Photo credit for installation views: Stephen McLaughlan. Third view: sculpture by Jenny Loft alongside two of my drawings. Click on images for a clearer view.

Scroll down to my previous post for further information, including gallery hours. 

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Opening soon: ATTUNED

Explorer, pigmented drawing ink and gouache on Khadi paper, 16 x 11 cm, is part of ATTUNED, a group show curated by Stephen McLaughlan for the first exhibition of 2022 at Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, Melbourne.

ATTUNED opens on January 19, with an artist celebration on Saturday, February 5 from 2-4 pm.

👉Please note: the exhibition has been extended to February 26. Directly below is an updated invitation, including gallery hours and a list of all participating artists. 

Saturday, January 1, 2022


Given its title, The Way Ahead seems an appropriate image for the first day of the first month of a brand new year. 

The work is from a suite of nine drawings that will shortly debut in Attuned, a group show curated by Stephen McLaughlan at Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, Melbourne. 

Pictured top: The Way Ahead, pigmented drawing ink and gouache on Khadi paper, 15.5 x 11 cm.

Attuned, the first show for the year at Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, runs from January 19 - February 5, 2022. Further details are below, including a list of exhibiting artists.