Grants, art prize and exhibiting in NZ at last!

A few months have passed without any art news updates to feed my blog. Let me see … I have been travelling – Austria, Ireland and Texas, then I had my lovely niece and her fiancée staying last week, and in between, I have submitted 4 grant applications to support my 2 ceramic residencies next […]

The “Other Art Fair” outcomes

Yep it has been a while since my last entry. Remember I was excited about exhibiting in “The Other Art Fair” in Melbourne in May this year? Well, I can’t say that it went as I had hoped and must admit that I regret spending my hard earned money on what amounted to a very […]

Return to Sydney and The Other Art Fair Melbourne

The engine jets were humming away, the vents were blowing super cold air, it was dark around me as most were sleeping or watching their 3rd or 4th film and I had just had a restless 7-hour sleep – my flight neighbour and I taking turns lying on the 2 spare seats between us. (lucky […]

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” […]

Oh “Bully”, I wont be there!

My new  exhibition “Bully” opens this Wednesday 7th December at Artereal Gallery in Sydney.  That’s just a few days away so I am pretty excited. The sad thing for me is that I won’t be in Sydney for this event. Having already flown over to Sydney twice this year from Munich, it was just too much […]

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 […]

Finalist in Corangamarah art prize

A new work, “Dirty laundry” is one of 26 finalist works to be exhibited at the 2016 Corangamarah Art Prize. This is an annual Australian art prize held at the Red Rock Regional Theatre and Gallery in Coorooke, VIC. I have  been a finalist in this exhibition 5 times over the years and am grateful for […]

Red themed art and Bull fights

Posted by on Jul 11, 2016 in Drawing, Group Exhibition, new works, Paintings

  For this years Hungry for Art festival in Sydney’s city of Ryde, curator Cassandra Lard-Hawrie has put together a red themed exhibition and I am one of thirteen artists involved.  My 2 large mixed media images both examine the controversial tradition of Bull Fighting, highlighting that the real bullies in this game are the humans. The “Red” aspect […]

2016 National Works on Paper

I was jumping about with excitement when I recieved an email confirming that my new work “Hare-Brain” is a finalist in this years National Works on Paper prize . ( just got the news about 40 minutes ago and am still in the process of calming myself down..writing helps ..may have a celebratory glass of […]

Back in Sydney

I am so excited to have been offered a position as sessional screenprint teacher at The National Art School in Sydney. This was the first art school I studied at and i loved it. I have always thought of The National Art School as a brilliant place to learn the hands on practical skills required for developing one’s art […]

New work in Artereal anniversary exhibition

On the 6th of April Artereal gallery opened their doors to the 2nd chapter of their 10-year anniversary exhibitions. These group exhibitions titled” “Artereal X/I” and now “Artereal X/II” are a celebration of the art and artists they represent. If you haven’t checked it out yet the current “X/II” exhibition is on until the end of […]