The Iso-Walks Project
I'm doing a COVID isolation project with two artist friends, all of us in separate locations. It's a series of walking works. On day one we each do a walk and document it in some form. On day two we submit our 'walk work' online and on day three we meet online for a group discussion/crit.
Repeat ten times.
It's a great opportunity to experiment and develop new ideas.
Given that a deep connection with landscape is central to my art practice, I have long wanted to live in a place where I am immersed in open spaces and big skies, trees and birdsong. Out of the blue, good friends offered me the opportunity to do exactly that. Early in 2020 I moved both home and studio to rural NSW, basically the middle of fantastic nowhere.
The big question is what influence it will have on my art practice.
Prize for Saltwater Community Centre
After more than a year in construction, my design for the brickwork at the new Saltwater Community Centre in Point Cook has finally been realised.
Officially opened in July 2016, the building received two important prizes at the 2016 Victorian Architecture Awards, the Melbourne Prize and the Prize for Sustainable Architecture.
The work was commissioned by Wyndham City Council.
Experimental work in development
Throughout 2016 I've been developing collaborative projects that are taking my practice in new directions.
In particular, Lynne Boyd and I are experimenting with a studio-based work that merges painterly and sculptural concerns (pictured).
I'm also developing a performative project that involves emerging dancer, Ellen Davies.
And Peter Burke and I have been exploring ideas for participatory works in public space.
Award for 'Ebb Flow'
My work Ebb Flow is the centrepiece of a new wetland park at Toomuc Creek Reserve in Pakenham. The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects bestowed an Award for Design in Landscape Architecture on the project at the Victorian awards for 2012.