Really excited that my work 'On the Surface of things' has been selected as a finalist in the Paddington Art Prize for landscape painting. Thanks to the judges Katrina Cashman, Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran and Tony Costa for including my work in the show. Congratulations to all of the other finalists. Looking forward to the opening on Monday 17th September, come and join me!
I wasn't sure if this would ever happen for me, but it seams the season of branching out into printmaking with colour has begun. Stay tuned to see whether it passes quickly or sticks around. What do you think?
I crouched to pick up some lovely black stones to throw into the ocean with my toddler this week, but the stones were light and I immediately recognised a certain grain I’ve become familiar with. They were actually ocean-weathered charcoal; burnt driftwood that had been tossed by the ocean and fashioned into these precious pebbly pieces. We used them to scribble and draw on the rock platform and threw some more stones into the ocean. I collected some charcoal pebbles for myself of course. I’m not done with these yet!
This great crowd was made up of artists, patrons, passers-by, pastors, gallery frequenters and infrequenters. I was invited to speak as part of Vine Church Summer Sessions. We explored the history and meanings around Ai Wei Wei’s installation Forever, 2003 and engaged with the question ‘how might faith impact our experience of contemporary art?’
Opening night has arrived and the show looks amazing. Mitchell Cross has drawn together some really diverse work; each body of work strong independantly but also in relation to each other. Looking forwards to seeing you all tonight.
Detail of Walking Line, 2014 Scorched woodblock monoprint.I'm busy having pieces framed for next months show at Annandale Galleries. Works from six emerging artists Amanat Grewal, Clare Nicholson, Kamila Shepherd, Sara Sohrabian, Nicola Walkerden and myself. Exhibition opens 1 July and runs all month.