Linden Postcard Exhibition

I have entered the Linden Postcard Exhibition in 2009, 2010 and 2012 and had planned to enter in 2014 but Linden changed their specifications so that the submitted artwork now had to fit the exact dimensions of 25.5 x 20 cm, including frame. Previously I have entered small mixed media collage/drawing/painting works that were smaller than […]

a more relaxed existence

One  month is well overdue for a blog entry! My excuse? -well I have been waiting for significant art –related stories to post about and of course, there are a couple of things – I finished a new commission work in May but unfortunately can’t share the image with you yet as I suspect it’s a […]

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 […]

Stockholm, Andres Serrano and chicken carcasses

Christian took me on a surprise holiday at the end of last Month and I didn’t know where we were going until the connecting flight. I was on cloud nine! We went to Stockholm – a beautiful city with grand architecture, plenty of interesting museums, great bars, restaurants, parks and even saw my first Moose […]

“Feral” standing proud

“Mythology of my Land” opened at M-Contemporary gallery in Woollahra, Sydney last weekend and is on until the end of May. The Peculiar Annes’ sculpture “Feral” took pride of place in the window of the gallery where he may be seen by passer’s by, luring them inside the gallery to view more fabulous and fascinating works […]

Back in Munich studio

I have settled back into my Munich home studio now after spending March in the Sydney studio, working with the Peculiar Annes on out collaborative sculpture project. This was followed by an all-too-brief family visit in New Zealand. I expect I will move back to my beautiful home country one day…. Meanwhile, it is spring here […]

A Peculiar Annes sculpture in the making..

Whilst it was true that I had a few loose ends to tie up in Sydney last month, the main purpose for my visit was to work with the Peculiar Anne’s (Janet parker-Smith, Cleo gardener and myself) on a new sculptural work for an exhibition at M-contemporary gallery in May.  My focus was to create the ceramic […]

“Scientia” – at Art Est

Thanks to all who came along to Art Est last Saturday. It was a fun afternoon and I caught up with some people I haven’t seen in ages! I had a mixture of older and newer works on display  as you can see in the photos. Also included in the main room are James Blackwell’s exquisite […]

“Monkey Brains” has a new home

One of my own personal favourites – the artwork “Monkey brains”,  has been donated as a  Cultural Gift to the Gippsland Gallery in Sale, Victoria. “Monkey Brains”, a 2011 large mixed media work on canvas, was first exhibited at Artereal Gallery in my 2011 solo exhibition “Monkey business”, curated by Barbara Dowse. Later that year, […]

“Broken” – Solo Exhibition at Artereal

I am excited to announce that my solo exhibition,”Broken”,  opens on Wednesday 5th November at Artereal Gallery. The exhibit will feature new ceramic sculptures and a selection of recent mixed media  works on paper. All these works are a continuation of my favourite theme – examining our contradictory relationship with animals, but particularly focusing on the deceptive […]

Peculiar Annes installation at “Hidden”

Just to re-cap a bit on an earlier post, the Peculiar Annes are a collaborative artist group formed in May this year. We are Janet Parker-Smith, Cleo Gardener and myself-Claude Jones. Its been so much fun to work collaboratively with other artists, especially as I spend so much time alone in the studio with my own […]

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 […]

Peculiar Annes and their little “Seraph”

We got in! The very first sculpture completed by “Peculiar Annes” collaboration (Janet Parker-Smith, Cleo Gardiner and myself – Claude Jones), has been selected as a finalist in this years prestigious Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize! Over 500 entries from national and international artists are received annually and approximately 40 finalists’ works are exhibited over a 16 day […]

Finalist in Flanagan Art exhibition

My most recent work on paper , “Show bully” will be exhibited in this years Flanagan Art Exhibition at St Patricks College in Ballarat, Victoria. Their are a grand total of 86 accepted finalists so it will be a big exhibition with a diverse range of works on display – showcasing the talent of both established […]