The Other Art Fair and New work

As some of you may already know, I will be exhibiting at “The Other Art Fair” in Melbourne, Australia this coming May 4-7th. This is the first time that “The Other Art Fair”  will be staged in Melbourne after successful stagings of the fair in New York, London and Sydney.  Sadly Melbourne no longer has “Art […]

Residencies, Animal Fanfair and new work

I have decided to focus more on sculpture this year, and to this end, I have been sketching ideas for new works and am applying for selected ceramic artist residencies. So far so good! I am thrilled to announce that I have already been accepted to undertake a ceramic residency at Sundaymorning@EKWC, in The Netherlands […]

Bully – an assessment

Whilst it was definitely odd not being present at my solo exhibition, Bully, I think it still went fairly well, all things considered. I certainly received quite a bit of publicity – Veg news, Calendar for artists, Ian Potter Cultural Trust  Urbanwalkabout and Blouinartinfo.  I was especially pleased to get a story in “Veg news” […]

A catalogue of recent Works

I have finally completed a 23-page colour catalogue of recent works to be made available at my Artereal gallery solo exhibition, “Bully” – opening 6pm Wednesday 7th of December! The catalogue features selected ceramic sculptures and mixed media works on paper from 2013-2016, including new works in my “Bully” exhibition. It also includes an introductory essay […]

“Is it fair?” – Animal Fanfair essay

The touring exhibition “AnimalFanfair”, which features the work of 10 Australian artists, is currently on display at Lapunyah Art Gallery in Queensland, Australia.  The exhibition examines our problematic treatment of animals and the environment,  raising questions about justice, ethics, sustainability, and human accountability.  The artists are Katka Adams, Marian Drew, Hayden Fowler, Kelly Hussey-Smith, Owen Hutchison, Claude Jones (myself), Sam Leach, […]

“Bully”- thoughts on my upcoming exhibition

  With my solo exhibition at Artereal Gallery coming up in December,  I have been busy creating a new series of small works on paper to accompany the larger framed works that will be on display.  The exhibition will open on Wednesday 7th of December and run for 3 weeks. The exhibition is called “Bully”, which is […]

Exhibition news

I am very happy to announce that I have a solo exhibition at Artereal gallery in Sydney, December 6 –  28.  Still coming up with a title for this exhibition so more to follow. I have been represented by Artereal gallery since 2010 and they are a wonderfully supportive and passionate team. I am so thrilled to be having […]

Cervine Bovidae has a new Home!

I am pleased to announce that Cervine Bovidae – my largest sculpture to date, has officially joined the Moreton Bay Region Art Collection in Queensland, Australia, under the government’s Cultural Trust Donation Program. This sculpture made it’s debut in my  2011 solo exhibition “Monkey Business“, at Artereal gallery in Sydney and was then a proud finalist in the 2012 Melbourne […]

Elephant in the Room

I will be exhibiting a selection of my ceramic sculptures in an upcoming group exhibition called “The Elephant in the Room” at Brenda May Gallery in Sydney. This is an animal-themed exhibition featuring work in a variety of mediums and incorporating some fabulous artists. I am thrilled to be included in the line up, plus a percentage of […]

Scope galleries – Art concerning the environment

I heard of Scope galleries in Warrnambool, Victoria, through a  good friend who has undertaken an artist residency in that part of Australia. She recently informed me that they had an art prize with a theme that fitted my work – “art concerning the environment” – so I went ahead and entered! The work I […]

A happy surprise!

Posted by on Mar 24, 2014 in Animal rights, Animals, Grants

Last month I was doing some online research which led me to the Culture and Animals website. I had applied for funding from Culture and Animals in 2012 and hadn’t heard back so naturally assumed I had not been awarded support for my project. This happens of course but I remember thinking some time after […]

“Fowl play” – child sized version

This child -sized ceramic sculpture was completed for inclusion in the “Animalised” exhibition at See Street Gallery, Meadowbank, Sydney, Australia as part of the Hungry for Art festival last year. The mayor mentioned the work during his speech at the opening night of the exhibition commenting particularly on how much work had gone into it…and he’s […]

Dusty Watson’s take on hunting

Posted by on Jan 11, 2013 in Animal rights, Art Prizes, Prints | No Comments

Last year i entered the Hutchins Works on Paper Art Prize and whilst i didn’t win the prize, the Hutchins school did buy the work i entered for their collection which i was very happy about! Subsequent to this i was contacted by a young student there by the name of  Dustin Watson. Dustin is […]

Vegan fast food chain!

Posted by on Aug 15, 2012 in Animal rights, Travel, Vegan | No Comments

Christian and I asked the concierge for a vegetarian dinner recommendation last night and lo and behold there is a vegan fast-food place a few minutes walk from the Hotel. I found myself initially a bit repelled by the idea as “fast-food” does not usually equate with healthy food. When we arrived at the joint […]

Moral Schizophrenia

Posted by on Aug 1, 2012 in Animal rights, Animals, Ethics, Vegan | No Comments

In our relationship to other animals, humans have established a culture of contradiction and denial, exhibiting what professor Gary Francione has coined “Moral Schizophrenia”. Many of us will happily say that we love animals whilst we also love eating them, entrapping them, forcing them to provide transport, sport, entertainment, torturing them in the name of […]