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Conulariid | Reimagine Art Prize 2022

Conulariid 55 x 35 cm, reclaimed piano parts from defunct pianos, currently on show at the Reimagine Art Prize at Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre in Hornsby, NSW

This work is now on show as part of the Reimagine Art Prize in Hornsby, NSW

Made using defunct piano parts, this work reuses and repurpose waste, to explore the mystery of trying to reconstruct the past through surviving relics. Conulariids are a little-understood fossil group, thought to be related to Jellyfish.  Conulariids are now extinct, and all that scientists have to try to understand how these animals lived is their fossils. This work is an imagined form, inspired by the idea of Conulariids.

The use of defunct pianos as the primary material for this work was an attempt to incorporate more recycled and repurposed resources in my work. For an earlier “Conulariid” shown in Sculpture by the Sea (Sculptures Inside) I used a piano action found in the verge. Thanks to Pianos Recycled for donating the piano actions for this Conulariid.

Nets and Traps | 4 – 21 May 2022

You are warmly invited to attend Nets and Traps, rescheduled for the third time due to the pandemic, this show is now most certainly on, opening on 4 May 2022 with the opening event on 6 May 2022 at 6pm!

Sculptures by the Sea | 5-21 March 2022

Collaborative project with Stephanie De Biasi – currently exhibiting 5 – 21 March 2022

Self-guided tour of Expedition to the Bermuda Triangle available over the weekend

Thanks for all who came to “Poster Walk”

A self guided tour of the Poster Walk can still be taken over the weekend.

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Poster Walk today at 6pm

Interactive Map: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=1EqGR_KSQw1SGAXRwGkmruEVVF5mABQLn&usp=sharing

Poster Walk | Exepedition to the Bermuda Triangle

See you all on 4 May 2022!

Invitation to Exhibition and Artist’s Talk

Invitation to Online Premiere and Artist’s Talk | An Instruction Manual on How to be Lucky

AN INSTRUCTION MANUAL ON HOW TO BE LUCKY

Thank you to the City of Melbourne for funding me with a Covid 19 Quick Response Grant. In amongst the delirium of isolation I have been busy creating a video which will premiere online with an accompanying artists talk in mind-June. Please stay posted as anyone in the world will be able to attend this online event.

Emergency Responses


Emergency Responses opens today at First Site Gallery, RMIT. This is a colloborative exhibition with Victoria Jost, which explores how individuals create systems in order to make sense of an unpredictable and chaotic universe.

Victoria’s work looks at the creative act as essential to survival, using fantasy and imagination as an approach, her ten metre drawing questions the distinctions between the real and the unreal, fiction and reality. Victoria’s systems use the four elements as a starting point, as the most basic matter of the universe, to create a diagram of the world.

Carolina’s work looks at impulse towards systematization as a paradoxical attempt to use find freedom through the imposition rules and constraints. Her series of drawings and her short film consider the tension that arises from creating systems, structures that simultaneously broaden and narrow our perspectives and ways of understanding of the world.
 
Both the artists in their works have pushed the idea of systems to the point where they break from of being systems and become redundant structures, that have lost their functionality and become absurd, Victoria’s through the use of scale and Carolina’s through the intentional use of flawed logic.

At this show you will see a film I have made with the assistance of Tim Sharp

I warmly welcome you to my upcoming exhibition

 

Open Your Eyes

Below is a short film I made on the sheer terror of existence. Make sure you turn up the volume.

Raku Firing

 

Macica (2017) 10cm x 17 cm, Raku-fired Ceramic

Below are some photos from the Raku-firing process, which is a technique of placing glazed ceramics in a kiln for a relatively short period (approximately 1.5 hours) and then throwing them mercilessly into sawdust, which creates interesting patterns and textures.

Ceramic Archetypes – A Good Omen

Un Buen Augurio ( A Good Omen)

Un Buen Augurio ( A Good Omen)

I am taking great delight in my ceramics course and creating some 3-dimensional archetypes with clay. The “Good Omen” heralds the birth of a new artistic direction and the coming of Easter.

The above images show porcelain ceramics which are drying prior to the initial bisque firing (1000 degrees) after which they will be glazed and then again fired to stoneware quality (1360 degrees). The archetypal individuals have been placed in archetypal arrangements: “the archetypal philosophy circle” and “the archetypal power struggle”.

 

A New Studio ….

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Exciting things ahead this semester, including Lithography and Ceramics

Jacob’s Ladder

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Jacob’s Ladder 96 x 96 cm, collage and mixed media on MDF panels