Acrylic on linen over mini stretched canvas
4 x 6 x 1cm
The curator of ‘Pursuit’ supplied participating artists with mini stretched canvases. The finished works were displayed in the curator’s suit jacket as he roamed Singapore Art Stage. For my exhibit I reconfigured a scrap of painted canvas into a new warp/weft form. Was the outcome a painting or a sculptural object? Was ‘Pursuit’ a performance or an exhibition?
Exhibited in ‘Pursuit’ group show at Singapore Art Stage, January 2013
Private commission at Lorne
I have installed a permanent work for a private home in Lorne using recycled components from an earlier temporary work. The new work is titled Position (excerpt).
Proposal for a footbridge or walkway over water
Five pairs of bronze oars stand upended on either side of the bridge roadway. Each oar blade is encircled by concentric stainless steel rings that suggest spreading ripples. At night, the rings self-illuminate with gently undulating aqua-coloured LED light. When a pedestrian passes between a pair of oars the rings light up with strong, uniform pulses of light. These move in sequence from inner to outer rings. It is as though the oars of a phantom boat are being dipped into an imaginary water surface inverted overhead. Cloud Ferry draws the viewer into a poetic, imaginative realm with a light, magical touch.
Concept shortlisted for City of Melbourne Public Art Program 2012
Artist pastels, wood, paper, acrylic
Dimensions variable (wall approximately 50 metres long)
Score is a temporary intervention made on site in the space of a few hours. The repetitive, cyclical action of the work’s making reiterates the ceaseless rhythm of the sea. Layers of circular markings are choreographically scribed on the weathered stone wall. These form ‘stave’ lines for propped wooden rods that delineate an undulating score for wave action and tidal movement. Much like music or a receding tide, the only traces that remain of this lyrical insculpturation are some faint marks on the wall and a documentary archive.
Exhibited in ‘Sculpturscape’, a category for temporary works at Lorne Sculpture, October 2011
Winner of the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust Sculpturscape Award 2011
Awarded a Janet Holmes á Court Artist Grant to assist with the cost of editing video documentation
Collection of the artist
Proposal for a nodal location in a new urban waterfront development
Shoal is a field of rotating panels hovering overhead in a cable net structure. The panels are designed to waver and oscillate in the wind, not to spin. Never stable, the panels waggle back and forth constantly, first revealing a momentary glimpse of one face, then a flash of the other. Front and back are painted in two different sets of colours. The endlessly shifting panels flick and change colour like a darting, shimmering school of fish in a poetically mesmerising display that varies according to the ephemeral movement of the wind and the trajectory of the viewer.
Concept shortlisted for the Dock Square Public Art Commission at Docklands, Melbourne in 2011