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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]

“Animal Fanfair” -its back!

In January I blogged about the news that “Animal Fanfair” would be touring regional galleries in 2015 – 2016. Well, the touring has begun! “Animal Fanfair“  will be on from 12th July to 6th September 2014, this time hosted by the Caboolture Gallery, Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia. Curated by  Karen Tyler, this exhibition draws attention […]

Wedding dresses-from the closet to the grave

Do you have an old wedding dress hanging in your wardrobe awaiting the unlikely day when someone may want to re-use it? Of course these frocks hold special memories, but lets face it, most are worn once then put to rest forever.  Some of the luckier ones do make it to the thrift stores hoping […]

Wildlife art symposium and exhibition

I think it was in March that I stumbled across an invitation for artists to enter work for an exhibition in Canberra called Wildlife art@Discovery 2014.  I have never exhibited in Canberra and figured this was a good way to broaden my audience – provided they accepted my work of course! The exhibition is held […]

Installation images of “Animal Fanfair”

The exhibition, “Animal Fanfair” at Pine Rivers Gallery in Queenland, Australia has been open for just over a week and has apparently proved a great success. Yesterday the curator, Karen Tyler, contacted me with regards to the  possibility of establishing “Animal Fanfair” as a National touring exhibition in 2015 and  2016. This is very exciting […]