Earlier this year I was honoured to have two of my lithographs included in Art and Academia: The History of Visual Arts at Morgan State University, James E. Lewis Museum of Art, Morgan State University, Baltimore, U.S.A. The exhibition was part of Morgan's 150th year celebrations and featured some of the very first graduates of the visual arts program alongside some more recent graduates. Both of my lithographs will now remain in Baltimore as part of the James E. Lewis Museum permanent collection.
I'm proud to be part of a fantastic group of artists to have collaborated with Master Lithographer Peter Lancaster and to have my work Ravine II included in his exhibition Between a Rock and a Hard Place. The exhibition opens on February 15th 2017 at The Art Vault, Mildura (VIC). Already exhibited in Canberra & Queenscliff (VIC), Between a Rock and a Hard Place has been well received and was noted as one of critic Sasha Grishin's top 5 art exhibitions held in Canberra during 2016.
I am happy that my work 'Golden Gully (Rise & Fall)' is in fine company as part of the finalist exhibition for the 2016 M16 Drawing Prize. The exhibition is on display until Dec 18th at M16 Artspace, 21 Blaxland Cres, Griffith, Canberra (Wed-Sun 12pm-5pm).
It was a great privilege to spend almost 3 weeks in Aug/Sept 2016 working alongside the very dedicated and thoughtful artist Robin Eley in his Los Angeles Studio. I enjoyed observing Robin's artistic process and assisting with some surface preparation for his upcoming solo exhibition at 101 Exhibit, Los Angeles (April, 2017).
I received many helpful tips while experimenting with oil painting techniques, but I benefited most from Robin's generous encouragement, advice and our wide-ranging discussions around the life/career of a professional artist with all its joys and challenges.
Outside the studio it was inspiring and exciting to visit many of the incredible art museums and exhibitions on offer in L.A. and to share the experience with some very creative friends. Highlights were the London Calling exhibition at the Getty, a mind-blowing temporary installation in Pershing Square, and looking down on it all while walking the arid landscape of the Hollywood Hills.
I'm thrilled to be part of another iteration of 'Between a Rock and a Hard Place', celebrating the lithography of Lancaster Press, now on display in the amazing setting of Queenscliff Gallery & Workshop (an 1863 stone church) until August 1st.