2014

 

 

Firing on all Cylinders

  • 'Gilligan's Island' (2014) - <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Size: 94cm x 46cm (framed)</p><p>Type: Found Object</p><p>Not for Sale</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><u>About   '<i><b>Firing on all cylinders'</b></i></u></p><p> </p><p>In 2007, while on a travel scholarship to the <i>Mississippi River, Louisiana</i> I bought this tapestry-portrait of John, Martin and Robert in an antique centre in Lafayette, Louisiana. The oddly-skewered faces reminded me of the video store window-artwork from the 80's. These window-paintings were always so slapdash - yet earnest in trying to mimic the promotional poster for the movie. The Lafayette tapestry has that same look and feel - 'hopeless but trying'. It made me interested in misshapen follies - in particular the ambitions of space travel and other near misses. </p><p> </p><p> </p>
    'Gilligan's Island' (2014)
  • Detail: 'Gilligan's Island' (2014) - <div><br /></div><div> </div><div> </div>
    Detail: 'Gilligan's Island' (2014)
  • Detail: 'Gilligan's Island' (2014) - <div><br /></div><div> </div><div> </div>
    Detail: 'Gilligan's Island' (2014)
  • Detail: 'Gilligan's Island' (2014) - <div><br /></div><div> </div><div> </div>
    Detail: 'Gilligan's Island' (2014)
  • 'Firing on all Cylinders' at Firstdraft (2014) - <div><br /></div><div> </div><div> </div><div> </div>
    'Firing on all Cylinders' at Firstdraft (2014)
  • 'I'm so sorry' (2014) - <p> </p><p> </p><p>Size: 56cm x 47cm (framed)</p><p>Type: Photo-tapestry</p><p>Editions: 5</p><p> </p><p> </p>
    'I'm so sorry' (2014)
  • 'Firing on all cylinders' at Firstdraft (2014) - <div><br /></div><div> </div><div> </div><div> </div>
    'Firing on all cylinders' at Firstdraft (2014)
  • 'Ibid' (2014) - <p> </p><p> </p><p>Size: 64cm x 64cm (framed)</p><p>Type: Photo-tapestry</p><p>Editions: 5</p><p> </p><p> </p>
    'Ibid' (2014)
  • 'This is Done' (2014) - <p> </p><p> </p><p>Size: 60cm x 80cm (framed)</p><p>Type: Photo-tapestry</p><p>Editions: 5</p><p> </p><p>About <i>Firing on all Cylinders</i>:</p><p> </p><p> </p>
    'This is Done' (2014)
  • 'Firing on all Cylinders' at Firstdraft (2014) - <div><br /></div><div> </div><div> </div><div> </div>
    'Firing on all Cylinders' at Firstdraft (2014)

Get out of the water

  • 'Avoiding and Courting Collision' (2014) - <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Size: Variable</p><p>Type: Suite of 10 x photo-tapestries</p><p>Editions: 1 </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><u>About  <b> '<i>Get out of the water' </i>and<i> 'Dive into the sea'</i></b></u></p><p> </p><p>The two series; '<i>Get out of the water'</i> and '<i>Dive into the sea' </i>were made for two interstate exhibitions in Australia (<i>Ryan Renshaw Gallery</i> in Brisbane and <i>Stills Gallery</i> in Sydney), held one-month apart.</p><p> </p><p>In <i>'Hello Earth'</i>, Kate Bush goes up into the exosphere, looks down and calls for 'sailors, cruisers, life-savers and fishermen to get out of the water'. There's a futility to her calling out a warning that no one can hear - and I like that she does it anyway - there is a kindness from the periphery.</p><p> </p><p>I was interested in using Kate Bush's satellite perspective of the earth as a way to select and sort through appropriated imagery of space travel from the internet. I then re-imagined and reconfigured these images into a series of photo-tapestries.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
    'Avoiding and Courting Collision' (2014)
  • 'Black Forrest' (2014) - <p> </p><p> </p><p>Size: 42cm x 60.5cm (framed)</p><p>Type: Photo-tapestry</p><p>Editions: 5 (NB: edition 1 of this work is allocated to the set 'Avoiding and Courting Collision')</p><p> </p><p> </p>
    'Black Forrest' (2014)
  • 'Castle' (2014) - <p> </p><p> </p><p>Size: 52cm x 33.5cm (framed)</p><p>Type: Photo-tapestry</p><p>Editions: 5 (NB: edition 1 of this work is allocated to the set 'Avoiding and Courting Collision')</p><p> </p><p> </p>
    'Castle' (2014)
  • 'Elegant Evening' (2014) - <p> </p><p> </p><p>Size: 70cm x 59cm (framed)</p><p>Type: Photo-tapestry</p><p>Editions: 5 (NB: edition 1 of this work is allocated to the set 'Avoiding and Courting Collision')</p><p> </p><p> </p>
    'Elegant Evening' (2014)
  • 'Blue Ink' (2014) - <p> </p><p> </p><p>Size: 59cm x 32cm (framed)</p><p>Type: Photo-tapestry</p><p>Editions: 5 (NB: edition 1 of this work is allocated to the set 'Avoiding and Courting Collision')</p><p> </p><p> </p>
    'Blue Ink' (2014)
  • 'Coventry Blue' (2014) - <p> </p><p> </p><p>Size: 32cm x 62cm (framed)</p><p>Type: Photo-tapestry</p><p>Editions: 5 (NB: edition 1 of this work is allocated to the set 'Avoiding and Courting Collision')</p><p> </p><p> </p>
    'Coventry Blue' (2014)
  • 'Admirality' (2014) - <p> </p><p> </p><p>Size: 34cm x 41cm (framed)</p><p>Type: Photo-tapestry</p><p>Editions: 5 (NB: edition 1 of this work is allocated to the set 'Avoiding and Courting Collision')</p><p> </p><p> </p>
    'Admirality' (2014)
  • 'Blue Lava' (2014) - <p> </p><p> </p><p>Size: 57cm x 57cm (framed)</p><p>Type: Photo-tapestry</p><p>Editions: 5 (NB: edition 1 of this work is allocated to the set 'Avoiding and Courting Collision')</p><p> </p><p> </p>
    'Blue Lava' (2014)
  • 'Midnight Hour' (2014) - <p> </p><p> </p><p>Size: 43cm x 33cm (framed)</p><p>Type: Photo-tapestry</p><p>Editions: 5 (NB: edition 1 of this work is allocated to the set 'Avoiding and Courting Collision')</p><p> </p><p> </p>
    'Midnight Hour' (2014)
  • 'Plymouth Blue' (2014) - <p> </p><p> </p><p>Size: 48cm x 60cm (framed)</p><p>Type: Photo-tapestry</p><p>Editions: 5 (NB: edition 1 of this work is allocated to the set 'Avoiding and Courting Collision')</p><p> </p><p> </p>
    'Plymouth Blue' (2014)
  • 'Mountain Range' (2014) - <p> </p><p> </p><p>Size: 34cm x 38cm (framed)</p><p>Type: Photo-tapestry</p><p>Editions: 5 (NB: edition 1 of this work is allocated to the set 'Avoiding and Courting Collision')</p><p> </p><p> </p>
    'Mountain Range' (2014)
  • 'Avoiding and Courting Collision' (2014) - <p> </p><p> </p><p>Size: Variable</p><p>Type: 10 x photo-tapestries</p><p>Editions: 1</p><p> </p><p> </p>
    'Avoiding and Courting Collision' (2014)
  • 'Get out of the water' at Ryan Renshaw Gallery (2014) - <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
    'Get out of the water' at Ryan Renshaw Gallery (2014)
  • 'Get out of the water' at Ryan Renshaw Gallery (2014) - <div></div><div></div><br /><div> </div><div><br /></div><div> </div>
    'Get out of the water' at Ryan Renshaw Gallery (2014)
  • 'Push On' (2014) - <p> </p><p> </p><p>Size: 64cm x 64cm (framed)</p><p>Type: Photo-tapestry</p><p>Editions: 5</p><p> </p><p> </p>
    'Push On' (2014)
  • 'You go on ahead' (2014) - <p> </p><p> </p><p>Size: 64cm x 64cm (framed)</p><p>Type: Photo-tapestry</p><p>Editions: 5</p><p> </p><p> </p>
    'You go on ahead' (2014)
  • 'You go on ahead' (2014) - <p> </p><p> </p><p>Size: 64cm x 64cm (framed)</p><p>Type: Photo-tapestry</p><p>Editions: 5</p><p> </p><p> </p>
    'You go on ahead' (2014)
  • 'Get out of the water' at Ryan Renshaw Gallery (2014) - <div></div><br /><div> </div><div> </div><div> </div>
    'Get out of the water' at Ryan Renshaw Gallery (2014)
  • 'Get out of the water' at Ryan Renshaw Gallery (2014) - <div></div><br /><div> </div><div> </div><div> </div>
    'Get out of the water' at Ryan Renshaw Gallery (2014)
  • 'All you cruisers' (2014) - <p> </p><p> </p><p>Size: 89cm x 66cm (framed)</p><p>Type: Photo-tapestry</p><p>Editions: 5</p><p> </p><p> </p>
    'All you cruisers' (2014)
  • 'All you sailors' (2014) - <p> </p><p> </p><p>Size: 89cm x 66cm (framed)</p><p>Type: Photo-tapestry</p><p>Editions: 5</p><p> </p><p> </p>
    'All you sailors' (2014)
  • 'Get out of the water' at Ryan Renshaw Gallery (2014) - <div></div><br /><div> </div><div> </div><div> </div>
    'Get out of the water' at Ryan Renshaw Gallery (2014)
  • 'No one waits for you quite like I do' (2014) - <p> </p><p> </p><p>Type: Video</p><p>Duration: 10:50</p><p>Editions: 5</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><b><u>About    <i>'No one waits for you quite like I do'</i></u></b><i> </i></p><p> </p><p>When I began a new job in 2014, i found in my office filing-cabinet about 200 NASA space slides. I took them home and started projecting them onto my living roon wall at night - and began a ritual of armchair travelling out to (a 1980's visual record of) space.</p><p> </p><p>I collaborated with musician Jaytee Hazard to create the soundscape (and it's best listened to with earphones).</p><p> </p><p>This discovery also led to me starting a side-club in the town I moved to. We met once a month for a year. </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>  <!--EndFragment--><p> </p>
    'No one waits for you quite like I do' (2014)
  • Poster for 'Get out of the water' (2014) - <div><br /></div><div> </div><div> </div>
    Poster for 'Get out of the water' (2014)

And dive into the sea

  • 'And dive into the sea' at Stills Gallery (2014) - <div><br /></div><div> </div><div> </div><p><u>About  <b> '<i>Get out of the water' </i>and<i> 'Dive into the sea'</i></b></u></p><p> </p><p>The two series; '<i>Get out of the water'</i> and '<i>Dive into the sea' </i>were made for two interstate exhibitions in Australia (Ryan Renshaw Gallery in Brisbane and Stills Gallery in Sydney), held one-month apart.</p><p> </p><p>In <i>'Hello Earth'</i>, Kate Bush goes up into the exosphere, looks down and calls for 'sailors, cruisers, life-savers and fishermen to get out of the water'. There's a futility to her calling out a warning that no one can hear - and I like that she does it anyway - there is a kindness from the periphery.</p><p> </p><div>I was interested in using Kate Bush's satellite perspective of the earth as a way to select and sort through appropriated imagery of space travel from the internet. I then re-imagined and reconfigured these images into a series of photo-tapestries. </div><div> </div><div> </div><div> </div>
    'And dive into the sea' at Stills Gallery (2014)
  • 'With the wind' (2014) - <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Size: 64cm x 64cm (framed)</p><p>Type: Photo-tapestry</p><p>Editions: 5</p><p> </p><p> </p>
    'With the wind' (2014)
  • Left: 'The sea is going down'   Right:  'I'll be there soon' (2014) - <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
    Left: 'The sea is going down' Right: 'I'll be there soon' (2014)
  • 'The sea is going down' (2014) - <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Size: 89cm x 66cm (framed)</p><p>Type: Photo-tapestry</p><p>Editions: 5</p><p> </p><p> </p>
    'The sea is going down' (2014)
  • 'I'll be there soon' (2014) - <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Size: 89cm x 66cm (framed)</p><p>Type: Photo-tapestry</p><p>Editions: 5</p><p> </p><p> </p>
    'I'll be there soon' (2014)
  • 'And dive into the sea' at Stills Gallery (2014) - <div><br /></div><div> </div><div> </div><div> </div>
    'And dive into the sea' at Stills Gallery (2014)
  • 'Watch them Swing' (2014) - <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Size: 46cm x 46cm (framed)</p><p>Type: Photo-tapestry</p><p>Editions: 5</p><p> </p><p> </p>
    'Watch them Swing' (2014)
  • Left:  'All you fishermen'   Right:  'Watch them Swing' (2014) - <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
    Left: 'All you fishermen' Right: 'Watch them Swing' (2014)
  • 'All you fishermen' (2014) - <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Size: 89cm x 66cm (framed)</p><p>Type: Photo-tapestry</p><p>Editions: 5</p><p> </p><p> </p>
    'All you fishermen' (2014)
  • 'No one waits for you quite like I do' (2014) - <div><br /></div><div> </div><div> </div><p>Mezzanine Level, Stills Gallery</p><p> </p><p>Type: Video</p><p>Duration: 10:50</p><div>Editions: 5 </div><div> </div><div> </div><div> </div><p><b><u>About    <i>'No one waits for you quite like I do'</i></u></b><i> </i></p><p> </p><p>When I began a new job in 2014, i found in my office filing-cabinet about 200 NASA space slides. I took them home and started projecting them onto my living roon wall at night - and began a ritual of armchair travelling out to (a 1980's visual record of) space.</p><p> </p><p>I collaborated with musician Jaytee Hazard to create the soundscape (and it's best listened to with earphones).</p><p> </p><div>This discovery also led to me starting a side-club in the town I moved to. We met once a month for a year. </div><div> </div><div> </div><p> </p><div> </div><div> </div>
    'No one waits for you quite like I do' (2014)
  • 'No one waits for you quite like I do' (2014) - <div> </div><div> </div><div> </div><p>Mezzanine Level, Stills Gallery</p><p> </p><p>Type: Video</p><p>Duration: 10:50</p><div>Editions: 5</div><div> </div><div>  </div><p> </p>
    'No one waits for you quite like I do' (2014)

Softening (or break the legs of what I want to happen)

  • 'Tamar Wetland Scrub' (2014) - <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Sawtooth ARi  ::  Launceston  </p><p> </p><p>Size: 150cm x 200cm </p><p>Type: Photo-tapestry</p><p>Editions: 5</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><u>About   '<i><b>Softening (or break the legs of what I want to happen)'</b></i></u></p><p> </p><p>These photo-tapestries are from the littoral zones from Launceston (Tasmania), Maroubra (Sydney) and Newcastle (New South Wales). They have been installed in various galleries and formations i.e.: hung, folded and also installed as backdrops for conversational-performances.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
    'Tamar Wetland Scrub' (2014)
  • 'Cataract Gorge Cliff (green)' (2014) - <p> </p><p> </p><p>Sawtooth ARi  ::  Launceston  </p><p> </p><p>Size: 150cm x 200cm </p><p>Type: Photo-tapestry</p><p>Editions: 5</p><p> </p><p> </p>
    'Cataract Gorge Cliff (green)' (2014)
  • 'Bay of Fires Ocean' (2014) - <p> </p><p> </p><p>Sawtooth ARi  ::  Launceston  </p><p> </p><p>Size: 150cm x 200cm  </p><p>Type: Photo-tapestry</p><p>Editions: 5</p><p> </p><p> </p>
    'Bay of Fires Ocean' (2014)
  • 'Tamar Wetland Reeds' (2014) - <p> </p><p> </p><p>Sawtooth ARi  ::  Launceston  </p><p> </p><p>Size: 150cm x 200cm </p><p>Type: Photo-tapestry</p><p>Editions: 5</p><p> </p><p> </p>
    'Tamar Wetland Reeds' (2014)
  • 'Softening (or break the legs of what I want to happen)' (2014) - <p> </p><p> </p><p>Sawtooth ARi  ::  Launceston </p><p> </p><p> </p>
    'Softening (or break the legs of what I want to happen)' (2014)
  • 'Softening (or break the legs of what I want to happen)' (2014) - <div><br /></div><div> </div><div>Chapter House Lane  ::  Melbourne </div><div> </div><div>  </div>
    'Softening (or break the legs of what I want to happen)' (2014)
  • Left: 'Turn'    Right: 'Drop'  (2014) - <p> </p><p> </p><p>Chapter House Lane  ::  Melbourne  </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Photo-tapestires</p><p>Size: 150cm x 200cm </p><p>Edition of 5</p><p> </p><p> </p>
    Left: 'Turn' Right: 'Drop' (2014)
  • Left: 'Turn'    Centre: 'Drop'    Right: 'Fall'      (2014) - <p> </p><p> </p><p>Chapter House Lane  ::  Melbourne  </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Photo-tapestires</p><p>Size: 150cm x 200cm each.</p><p>Edition of 5</p><p> </p><p> </p>
    Left: 'Turn' Centre: 'Drop' Right: 'Fall' (2014)
  • 'Fall' (2014) - <p> </p><p> </p><p>Chapter House Lane  ::  Melbourne  </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Photo-tapestry</p><p>Size: 150cm x 200cm </p><p>Edition of 5</p><p> </p><p> </p>
    'Fall' (2014)
  • Left: 'Turn'    Right: 'Drop'    (2014) - <p> </p><p> </p><p>Chapter House Lane  ::  Melbourne  </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Photo-tapestires</p><p>Size: 150cm x 200cm </p><p>Edition of 5</p><p> </p><p> </p>
    Left: 'Turn' Right: 'Drop' (2014)
  •  - <div>'Fall' (2014) in <i>'Tell me about islands'.   </i>1:1 Conversation-performance (2015)</div><div> </div><div> </div><p>Performed for the opening weekend of <i>'The Island Could be Heard by Night' </i>  ::   3 x 3hr sittings   ::   1:1 conversation-performance with audience members on a mattress in a jail cell (c.1861).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><u>About   '<b><i>Tell me about islands'</i></b></u><b><i>  </i></b></p><p> </p><p>I asked people about the experiences they've had with islands i.e.: visiting, exploring and/or dreaming about. I had a series of questions that I would bring up in the conversation - the core enquiry being if people saw themselves as '<i>on</i>' or '<i>in</i>' an island. I also asked people to describe their ideal island to me. Some people spoke to me for 5 minutes, others 45 minutes. Some people laid down on the bed with me and others sat on the edge of the mattress.</p><p> </p><p>I did not record the conversations with cameras or dictaphones etc, but I made some notes and sketches in a notepad while people talked.</p><div>Two jail-cells down the hallway, my collaborator in <i>The Island Could be Heard by Night</i>, Belinda Howden, was having her own island conversatons with audience members. </div><div> </div><div> </div><div> </div>