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 […]

“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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Abberant Play at Grafton Gallery

Rochelle Summerfield is a regional NSW based artist who works with collage and printing to create personalised, eerie, whimsical and political images. Her unique works are strangely beautiful – both playful, surreal and perhaps, at times,  a little disturbing,  It’s no surprise then that  “Aberrant Play” is Summerfield’s brainchild – the bringing together of 7 artists who push […]

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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]