It is an important 10 year anniversary for the Leipzig International Art Program (LIA) which I attended from 2015-16.
We've just finished installing the work and setting up the space for the opening night on 8th March. The exhibition runs until 24 March.
My Painting Strolling Tapestry which was created in Aschersleben, Germany is exhibited in the Christmas Show Cheer-io at Hesier Gallery, Brisbane.
It is the final exhibition of the gallery, sadly they will be closing at the end 2017. It will be a poignant event which Im sorry to miss as I will still be in Europe bogged down in the snow.
Cheer-io opens Saturday 2 December from 1-3pm and runs until 20 December.
I have a drypoint etching in a new cassette of prints which were created by Atelier für Radierung at the Spinnerei.
The exhibition opens 13. October and runs until 11. November.
This weekend will be interesting as I have work in and will attend the Autumn Rundgang at the Spinnerei in Leipzig. Its an epic public event and always really fun to see the Spinnerei come to life in this way, as it is usually a quiet set of buildings where artists work.
This year is an official relationship with German and Australian Governments, with a cultural program titled Australia Now. The LIA residency studios are exhibiting my work and many other residents from Australia.
Steve Uhlig of ActiveART is the mastermind of the exhibition.
KTR are wonderful in their support and hosting. The gallery/ office space is a great enterprise.
For the last six months I have had the excellent experience of painting full time on a residency at Sculptors Qld. On the grounds of the Old Museum and under this gorgeous historic building Ive been chipping away at paintings, and now they are almost ready to exhibit!
In three weeks I will be having an exhibition in the newly renovated foyer of the Old Museum itself.
My accomplices in the exhibition are artists Samantha Groenestyn and Adolphe Piche. Both are residency artists of Sculptors Qld. Together we are exhibiting recent work and invite you to celebrate with us.
In mid 2014 I travelled to Bathurst in New South Wales, Australia so as to observe its landscape and seek out imagery for new paintings. The works would be exhibited in a show called 'Journeys West' at the Orange Regional Gallery.
The photos below show some of the creative stages while in Bathurst and back in the Brisbane Studio.
The trip was a quiet, meditative and much needed escape. I peeked over the fence of private land and national park landscape trying to glean the unique characteristics. The drama and scale of the natural forms impressed me most and these qualities motivated the pictures for the show.
The final works do not have man made elements because the landscape was so expressive and grand without it.