Home and Away

Home and Away

Recently an artist friend in Munich ( Penelope Richardson) came up with an idea for a photographic exhibition exploring the ex-pat experience of “home and away” during these unprecedented times. The project invited selected artists to provide 3 photos – one of themselves with an object representing ‘home’, another with an object that represented ‘away’, […]

Change can indeed be good

Posted by on May 27, 2020 in Art, teaching, Travel

As the Corona virus extended it bat-fuelled wings, impacting our lives in ways that only epidemiologists and the like could have previously conceived, it became increasingly apparent that plans for the immediate future were no longer probabilities but rather flimsy possibilities. The relative certainly that one could go to work, to a concert, a restaurant, […]

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 […]

Receiving Art Grants

Posted by on Oct 8, 2012 in Animals, Grants, Travel | No Comments

I recently received the wonderful news that I have been awarded funding for my 2012 -2013 overseas professional development program. The fabulous and generous  people at The Ian Potter Cultural Trust  in Melbourne decided after reviewing my application to award me $7,000 to support my sculpture residencies in Mexico and The Netherlands. I was so […]


Posted by on Sep 17, 2012 in Art Fairs, Exhibitions, Travel | No Comments

I went to “Documenta” in Kassel on the weekend and it was wonderfully inspirational. So glad I went but wish i had gone earlier and organised the experience a bit better as there was so much to see and i only had 2 days. The exhibition is spread over the town at several main locations […]

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 […]

Its Liquid art prize announcing my exciting plans

Ok shameless self promotion, but it has to be done so here is a link to news about my exciting project over the next 12 months complete with pictures!! http://www.itsliquid.com/its-liquid-international-contest-first-edition-2012-claude-jones.html And as a result oftThe Its Liquid International Art Prize announcing this news I have been contacted by a gallery in Denmark who wish to include me […]

Netherlands trip 30th June – 8th July

Posted by on Jul 17, 2012 in Markets, museums, Travel, Van Gogh, Vermeer | One Comment

I am based over in Munich with Christian now for the next few months until I begin my artist residency in Mexico in October. We recently returned from a 9 day trip in The Netherlands comprised of 3 days in Amsterdam,  4 days at a conference in Utrecht and then 2 days in Delft. Amsterdam was pretty much as […]


Well its been a  good year for getting my work into the bigger art prize finalist exhibitions so  far with the Sulman at the AGNSW and  The 37th Alice Prize accepting my paintings and now news that The Melbourne Sculpture Prize have accepted my goat-fox-deer hybrid sculpture-Cervine bovidae!  All of these works have been my […]