Port Jackson Press Summer Salon

Four of my etchings including two from my most recent series Distance of Longing are currently on exhibition at Port Jackson Press in their Summer Salon exhibition, December 1st - January 30th 2019. My prints are in great company with new works by their stable of talented artists. You can find the list of my works here. If you are interested in purchasing any of these pieces you will find their gallery manager Laura to be wonderfully helpful.

I really love how the etchings they selected show the development of my landscape work over recent years. The earliest piece Suburban Pastoral 3 depicts suburbia as the intersection of constructed and natural space, a frontier. Ghost Gum Woods moves into a true wilderness space with sinuous gums recalling the works of Sydney Long and John Glover. Distance of Longing (allure) and (disquiet) take the Australian wilderness to a sublime place of dreaming and horror. Imposing monumental mountains in the distance invoking fantasy and desire reflecting the subjective and constructed nature of landscape art.

Port Jackson Press

Summer Salon

1/12/2018 - 30/1/2019

67 Cambridge Street, Collingwood Victoria,

3066, Australia

Wednesday - Saturday: 11am - 5pm

Heysen Prize for Landscape 2018

Next to the Skin is a finalist in the Hahndorf Academy's 2018 Heyson Prize for Landscape. The prize encourages artists to express their deep connection with, or their deep concern for, the Australian landscape and environment.

Attachment to place is an ongoing theme that I have explored in my work through the depiction of landscapes using craft techniques. Next to the Skin is seductive and feminine, imagery of Australian wilderness landscapes is shaped to the body, creating a new girly wilderness.

Exhibition dates are from the 6th of October to the 9th of December 2018.

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Pro Hart Outback Art Prize

  My work Verdant Skin has been selected as a finalist in the Pro Hart Outback Art Prize at  Broken Hill Regional Gallery . The exhibition is open from the 3rd of August to 23rd of September 2018.    Laser cut from kangaroo leather ‘Verdant Skin’ distills the outback landscape into the purely decorative. The curl of the leather is unrestrained, maintaining a relationship to the body that was underneath. The intricately cut pattern is reminiscent of lace and doilies, transforming the land into a domestic space

My work Verdant Skin has been selected as a finalist in the Pro Hart Outback Art Prize at Broken Hill Regional Gallery. The exhibition is open from the 3rd of August to 23rd of September 2018.

Laser cut from kangaroo leather ‘Verdant Skin’ distills the outback landscape into the purely decorative. The curl of the leather is unrestrained, maintaining a relationship to the body that was underneath. The intricately cut pattern is reminiscent of lace and doilies, transforming the land into a domestic space