April 22, 2010

Hello all. This blog is now dead. You can now follow my movements here. Thank you.

March 31, 2010

It's Semi Permanent time again, and that means another of their books. The quality of content rises every year, and it's always a pleasure to be published. Available from almost everywhere.

March 30, 2010

I have started some experimental watercolour and ink studies which are amazingly fun to paint. I am finding using the medium a wonderful excercise in control, which I'm sure will translate into my paintings. You can see some of them in the 2010 section of my website.

If you would like to hear the sound of my voice then listen in to Joy FM on Friday morning, April 2 at 11am, where I will be chatting to Amy on The Artelier Sessions program. You can listen online at Joy.org.au

Also the Mixed Business show in Sydney looked great, with some new work by familiar Australian and International artists. Some guys exploring new directions in their work which is great to see.

March 7, 2010

The latest issue of Fallen has come out, with some pictures and words about me. I do interview very poorly, and am unable to give much insight into my work, although the rest of the issue is well worth your money. There are some wonderful drawings by Mitchel Spider, who came to my attention a few months back at his picture journal here. Also flicking through a magazine and only finding two advertisements on the last pages was very refreshing. Look at Fallen Magazine here.

March 6, 2010

Hello! I have my first major pieces of 2010 on show for the next month at Gilligan Grant, in Collingwood, Melbourne. If you are in the area, drop by and have a look-see.

Gilligan Grant Gallery, Cnr Smith and Stanley, Collingwood.

February 16, 2010

Out the front of my house, a wave breaking over me while sliding on my guts. Some new work will be finished soon, and some group shows coming up in March.

February 9, 2010

The usual suspects, plus some cats from the US that do some great work.

January 16, 2010

Last Minutes with Oden

January 14, 2010

January 11, 2010

Hello, if you check this site fairly regularly then you will have noticed a lack of updates. It's summer here now and often too hot to paint, so I have been surfing a lot, and I fixed up an old bike so I don't have to borrow my friends ones. It is very busy where I live over the holidays, so I have been hiding in Melbourne a little bit too.

I will start painting this week for my 2010 solo show, and have some group things in store for late 2010. Updates will appear shortly. In the mean time watch the cricket.

December 21, 2009

Pics from the end of year group show at Nine Lives. Also there's been so many fun days here in Torquay for a slide on the log. Peace.

December 9, 2009

Brunswick St, Melbourne

November 11, 2009

Shot from the Orgy group show at Palmer Projects last week. Looks like there was some great work, and plenty of red dots around the room too which is great. Always something good going on there so keep an eye out for their upcoming exhibits.

November 10, 2009

Ricky Swallow has a show on at the NGV at the moment, you must see it. There was an insightful feature on him by Virginia Trioli on the ABC program Sunday Arts last week too, it's available to download on itunes. Wonderful!

November 3, 2009

October 31, 2009

A group show opening next week in Sydney at Palmer. Should be a good show with some artists that I really like.

October 29, 2009

I've been away from home for a little while, and it's good to be back. The show at Nine Lives was rad, and hanging out with those guys was fun as. The show went well, and already working out another one up there next year. Probably a duo show with Justin Lee Williams, we'll see. Also got some time on the coast up there too, not many waves around but got some body surfing in. And walking through the Noosa National Park is wonderful. Here's a couple of pics from the show. Some are mine and some are stolen from Chad, who can be found here.

It was the first time I'd been to Brisbane, and man it's a cool place. I pretty much didn't leave the Valley area, but it seemed like that was where the good shit was happening. Also was lucky enough to see the Nicholas Harding exhibition at Philip Bacon Gallery, man ... so good!

Spent an arvo with Hannah Smith, Nicholas Chalmers and Sam Smith. Shared some beers in their studio while they got busy with some work. Is always good to see other artists working in their places. Down behind their studio is a really nice river with this massive mall complex over the other side. It looked so bad that it became good.

I spent one of the nights at this amazing music spot called Zoo. Saw a really cool band named I Heart Hiroshima, who actually played my home town the next night. Outside in the lane way was a ping pong tournament, as well as this cat named Beau who playing some amazing dancehall beats. He also made a really nice cup of coffee at some coffee spot down the street. The whole party was organized by Matt from The Outpost for Fred Perry's 100th birthday. Top work Matt, it was super fun. Oh, and I stole these pics from The Outpost blog, hopefully the photographer doesn't mind.

Oh, and lastly. The most amazing place for coffee and toast is somewhere in Brisbane. I have no pics of it, or any idea where it was. But Matt's girl Kobi works there, and it's in an old pharmacy, and if you are part of a bike riding crew who wear lycra you can't stop by there. And also no phones are allowed. If you find it order a tomato and ricotta cheese on toast.

A little video of setting up for the show at Nine Lives last week. Thanks to Matt from The Outpost for uploading it. Easily the coolest store for books, zines, duds and anything else good.

October 22, 2009

Hanging in the gallery today. Opening reception tomorrow night at Nine Lives in Brisbane.

October 10, 2009

A little drawing for the booooooom blog. The best art blog around i think.