CURATED EXHIBITION - 'EVERYDAY MADONNA' CASULA POWERHOUSE ARTS CENTRE

Very happy to be included in this exhibition at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre with works featured from over the last five years sourced from private collections. Exhibition launch event on Saturday 18 May (2-4pm) All Welcome.

"Drawing from iconic and classical images of the Madonna and Child (created mostly by men), artists in Everyday Madonna respond to the ideas of motherhood from their own perspective”.

18 May 2019 - 30 Jun 2019 | 9.00am - 4.00pm

Everyday Madonna features works by these artists: Eddie Abd, Linda Brescia, Louisa Chircop, Karla Dickens, Mona Ibrahim, Nicole Monks, Susan O’Doherty, Pamela Rodoreda, Marikit Santiago, Rokeya Sultana.





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COMING UP - INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION 'CONNEXIONS SILENCIEUSES' EYGALIÈRES, FRANCE

I’m very excited to be heading back to Eygalières in Provence France this month. After having finished a residency that I won with NG Art Creative Residency Program last November championed by the wonderful Nicky Ginsberg. I’m finally making the pilgrimage back to where it all started for the opening and vernissage of ‘Connexions Silencieuses’ an International Group Exhibition of artists from around the globe. I’m very proud to be showing amongst an amazing cohort of International talent including other wonderful fellow Australian artists and will be giving an artist talk as part of their public programs on the 5th of May 4-5pm at the 800 year old Elise Saint Laurent where the exhibition will be staged. If you are in France or heading to Provence you are very welcome to attend the opening and talks. Bisous!

Credit: Matthew Robertson

Credit: Matthew Robertson

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FINALIST - OPEN SECTION - FISHER'S GHOST ART AWARD 2018 CAC

One of the highlights of my art calendar year and I’m stoked to be a finalist amongst such a fine bunch of artists across all categories in this year’s Fisher’s Ghost Art Prize with my painting titled ‘#Sorrow’. Looking forward to a fantastic opening night at Campbelltown Arts Centre, they certainly know how to really turn up the party!

Official Opening Night and Award Announcement  Friday 2 November

Exhibition open to the public  Saturday 3 November – Thursday 13 December

All works will be available for purchase



‘#Sorrow’, oil on canvas, 220cm x 214cm

‘#Sorrow’, oil on canvas, 220cm x 214cm

Sneak peek Installation at Campbelltown Arts Centre

Sneak peek Installation at Campbelltown Arts Centre

SNEAK PREVIEW OF FOXTEL ARTS 'PORTRAIT ARTIST OF THE YEAR' - SEASON 4 LAUNCH

It was so lovely and so much fun working with Foxtel Arts and Linda Leman on Season 4 Promo of 'Portrait Artist of the Year'. What an experience! and what a fabulous job they have done on this. So here's a sneak preview of part of the launch campaign for one of Foxtel Arts most watched series. A big thanks again to all at Foxtel Arts X

AUSTRALIA'S 'PORTRAIT ARTIST OF THE YEAR' - NEW SEASON LAUNCH CAMPAIGN FOXTEL ARTS

Here's something I've never done before! I got asked to feature in this years new season Australia's Portrait Artist Of The Year promo for Foxtel Arts. I'll be attempting a portrait of the wonderful Margaret Pomeranz, Australian film critic, writer, producer and television personality. It's going to be lights, camera, action! alongside two other wonderful Australia painters, Tony Costa and Adrian Lockhart. What a wonderful opportunity to be supported by the arts, should be heaps of fun! Thank you Foxtel Arts!

Foxtel Arts New Season Launch Campaign 'Portrait Artist Of The Year' 2018

Foxtel Arts New Season Launch Campaign 'Portrait Artist Of The Year' 2018

2018 INAGURAL WINNER 'THE VINCENT ART PRIZE'

Ears some good news! So lovely to have won the inaugural Vincent Art Prize so proudly and totally supported by Art Van Go and hosted by the fantastic crew at Duckrabbit Gallery Redfern. To be judged alongside all my Australian artist heros and such a stellar finalist bunch by an art hero himself esteemed artist Alan Jones was an absolute treat and honour. The exhibition and prize was such a success that I know it will continue to grow for many years to come. Happy ten year anniversary Art Van Go it was a real pleasure to celebrate it with you in real support of the arts. A big thanks to Gilli Pepper Jewellery thank you for your stunning bronze trophy🏆 its the coolest I’ve ever seen! A Big congrats also to the amazing painter Paul Ryan who was runner up!  

Inaugural Vincent Art Prize Trophy

Inaugural Vincent Art Prize Trophy

2018 Finalists

2018 Finalists

ARCHIBALD SITTING 2018 - JUZ KITSON

It's that time of year again where I like to challenge myself by taking on a portrait. A portrait for me is more than a mere representation of the sitter's appearance, expression or simple gestures of their biography. A portrait articulates the psyche between the sitter and the artist, presenting an opportunity to reveal the inner workings of the subject's mind through the artist's own intimate thoughts on life and doubt through an exploration of their existential being. Heartfelt thanks goes to Juz Kitson one of Australia's best contemporary artists for allowing me delve into her as a subject and for sitting for me for this painting titled 'Juz Kitson Imitating Venus'. I've been so privileged to be able to paint her.

'Juz Kitson Imitating Venus' oil on canvas, 220cm x 167cm, 2018

'Juz Kitson Imitating Venus' oil on canvas, 220cm x 167cm, 2018

2017 WINNER OF THE FISHER'S GHOST JAMES GLEESON AWARD FOR SURREALISM

It's not every day you get to win the same prize twice. Still shell shocked, I'm pleased to announce that I'm the '2017 Winner of the James Gleeson Award for Surrealism' at Campbelltown Arts Centre. The judging panel included esteemed art professionals, Daniel Mudie-Cunningham (Senior Curator of Art Bank, artist and writer), Ben Quilty (artist and AGNSW board of Trustee Member) and Tess Allas (artist, curator and writer). I would like to thank Campbelltown Arts Centre for putting on an amazing evening and to the judges for finding my work worthy and honouring me the award. I would also like to thank the sponsors of the award Michael and Marilyn Reardon-Small for purchasing my work for their collection which will become part of Campbelltown Arts Centre's collection in future years to come. For all other category winners please visit Campbelltown Arts Centre website http://c-a-c.com.au/fishers-ghost-art-award-2017/

Notice board announcement - 'I Fucked with Matta and Van Gogh' Oil on canvas, 167cm x 167cm (purchased by the Sponsors Michael and Marilyn Reardon-Small for their Collection)

Notice board announcement - 'I Fucked with Matta and Van Gogh' Oil on canvas, 167cm x 167cm (purchased by the Sponsors Michael and Marilyn Reardon-Small for their Collection)

DOUBLE FINALIST - FISHER'S GHOST ART AWARD CAC 2017

Doubly pleased to be a finalist in two categories at Fisher's Ghost Art Award at Campbelltown Arts Centre this year. My Painting 'Existential Void' is a finalist in the Open section whilst my painting 'I fucked with Matta and Van Gogh' is a finalist in the Contemporary section. Looking very forward to the opening on the 3rd November as this one always draws a big crowd!

'Existential Void', Oil on Canvas, 250cm x 166.5cm

'Existential Void', Oil on Canvas, 250cm x 166.5cm

26th April 2017

'3 Painters' Group Show

It's wonderful to be showing alongside two of my colleagues and fellow painters for an upcoming group show at the McGlade Gallery ACU Strathfield, Sydney. The last time our works were seen together was when we were all finalists in The Dobell Prize for Australian Drawing at the Art Gallery of NSW, so this is very special. The show will be officially launched on the 26th of April by the lovely Nick Vickers, independent curator, please join us for drinks.

Hardcopy invite

Hardcopy invite