Finalist The 61st Blake Prize in November
Imagine, 2011_ the work selected deals with the search for spiritual meaning in a global world it also deals with the problems of dogma & orthodoxy/ intolerance versus the spiritual goodness and inclusiveness underlining the main spiritual traditions. The implications on this for human societies and the planet.
Finalist Portia Geach Memorial Award 2012 at SH Erwin Gallery 27 Sep- 7 Nov
'Self Portrait- The Sum of Parts' has been selected for this Prize which is so exciting fo me as I have never entered a Portraiture Prize before. I decide to enlarge on what I had done earlier this year with the 33 canvas painted panels and broke the work up into 3 new works with more painted panels to more concentrate on themes that I touched on with the large . This is the first of the 3 works that will be able to be seen and the canvas panels have been mounted onto to a timber frame for display.
Print Show in Melbourne at Block Projects_Wunderkammer Series
Block Projects in association with Anita Traverso Gallery will be showing from 26 August to 15 September my new range of digital prints on matt paper suitable for home and commercial settings. They will be affordable so that people can arrange their own collection or ' 2D Cabinet" like in the original work in a line or hung in a massing on the wall. The editions of prints on matt archival paper come from the individual panels that make up the work Journey to 'no man's land'. There will also be one large 110cm x 110 installation documentation print of the whole work.
Per Ericson Art.Archive.com.au documented the artworks for the prints and they were printed by Cam Neville Photography, QLD.
James Dorahy Project Space_ 15 August- 9 September 2012
One of my new prints can also be seen in the group show 'SIX YEARS OF PROJECTS 2006-2012 (Part B)
at James Dorahy Project Space & on his website.
July- 25 August _Finalist 2012 Mosman Art Prize
Colliding Worlds was short listed in this Prize .
May- June _Finalist R & M McGivern Art Prize 2012
Great Wall meets Rabbit Proof Fence Series was selected for this Prize and the work is now back at the Anita Traverso Gallery in Melbourne. The galaxy of small painitngs was hung next to the winner Rosslynd Piggott.
Wunderkammer Series_Journey to 'no man's land'
The Project Wall_ James Dorahy Project Space_ Opening Wed 28 March_22 April
Suite 4, 1st Floor, 111 Macleay St. enter in Orwell St. Potts Point 02 9358 2585. Tues-Sat 11-6 Sun 1- 5
* Refer to Exhibitions 2012 to see an image of the work 'Journey to ' man's land' 3m x 3m acrylic on canvas panels, and an explanation of the work
Finalist Charltan Ink Art Prize 2011_ Exhibition 29 Sept-16 Oct
Carlton Arms Hotel, 160 East 25th Street, NYC
So excited Colliding Worlds, 2011 has made it into the 25 Finalists for the Charlatan Ink Art Prize 2011 from 975 International entries.
Winter Vogue Living Cover_2011
My little Salt Bush painting was on the cover of this copy of Vogue Living which featured Chrissie & Richard Bank's apartment.
Great Wall meets Rabbit Proof Fence # 2 is in the $10,000 BSG Small Works Prize 2011
Colliding Worlds 8-19 March 2011, Depot 11 Gallery, Danks St. Waterloo
Fleur Macdonald reviewed the show on www.sixtoeight.net/ and you can see a video of the opening, photos and a review. Here is an installation shot of the show.
Exciting to spend March in China with a Red Gate Residency in Beijing at Beigao 1Studio, working and meeting Chinese and artists from different countries, visiting galleries and attending openings. My work went into an Open Studio Exhibition at the end of March in one of the Red Gate Studios. Then I went traveling in China, ending up in Shanghai to visit the contemporary art galleries there.
I was privileged to be asked by Beyond Empathy to participate in their '6 x 6 Artists Connecting Community Project' at Mooree, NSW. Where a group of urban non indigenous artists spent a week working a local indigenous artist, engaging in the local community and making a collaborative artwork for an exhibition that was held in the Mooree Plains Regional Gallery 2009 and later at Nicky Ginsberg Gallery, Sydney. My partner was Aunty Paula Duncan. Our final painting is in the right hand corner of the photo, we spent each morning with David Larwill, Aunty Margaret Adams and Ken McGregor with the inspiring young students from Mooree Public School, their dedicated teachers. The other urban artists were Garry Shead, Ian Marr, Adam Rish, Luke Sciberras, Johnathon Throsby, Greig Waite and William Yang. The other local indigenous artists were Aunty Ellen Draper, Uncle Bilo Priesley, Uncle Brent Beale, Aunty Joy Duncan and Aunty May Finch. Our time there was documented by photographer Wendy Kimpton and film maker Anna Cater.