I’m very pleased to announce that Jesse Ray has asked me to contribute to the one year anniversary of Art Party – at the Red Rattler Theatre, Marrickville. I will be doing live rope installation projects throughout the night, and you’re invited to be a part of it! Come and join us as the Red Rattler and its inhabitants are progressively engulfed in my rope network…
I’m very excited to announce my fourth solo exhibition – Here You Are
Running from the 7th-19th of October, opening night is Wednesday the 9th of October from 6-8pm, I hope you’ll join me for some wines to celebrate.
The exhibition investigates Facebook check-ins. I have teamed up with a programmer friend, and all around techno-genius, Nic Cope; to monitor the check-ins of friends on my Facebook feed. I’m exploring this because the presence of social media has become ubiquitous in contemporary culture. Yet, despite being able to socialise with anyone, in any corner of the globe, we still long to ‘be’ somewhere. It is this desire that has lead to the rise of the check-in on Facebook, Foursquare and other social media sites. Usually accompanied by a picture and text, these updates serve as largely rhetorical acts of promotion and records of a person’s life, broadcast to an ambiguous audience. Consequently, they become an interesting reflection on the social trends and culture of an area. In reference to Sydney’s inner-west, I have acted as an artist-anthropologist, studying the city as it is seen in the real world, and as it is seen through the screen. To do this I have created three works to investigate each facet of a check-in: the place, the picture and the text. In doing so I hope to better understand where I am located culturally, and in the art world.
This exhibition has kindly been sponsored by Marrickville Council, who have awarded me a $3000 Independent Artist Grant for the production and exhibition of this work. Many Thanks!
I have been selected to exhibit some of my Moss Stencil works with a host of talented American artists for the Triangle and Amuse Bouche exhibition, curated by Stephanie Browne and Kay Ottinger. Opening this Friday, April the 5th at 8pm, 476 Jefferson Street Brooklyn, NY 11237, there will be performances from 9-10pm. The website is an artwork in itself, so I recommend you check it out here: TAB Brooklyn.
TAB presents dynamic exhibitions which intend to stimulate new pathways for the perception of the arts. TAB programs unify diverse forms of visual art, dance, performance, music, film, and interactive media into a live and audience-centric format.The partnership of Triangle and Amuse Bouche (TAB) lends energy and support to artists from diverse artistic backgrounds who make the leap to work collaboratively. The platform provides the opportunity for artists who are working with an idea, to further deepen their investigation through sharing their processes of experimentation and interpretation. By involving artists from Brooklyn, the US and abroad, it is also an agent in developing the “glocal” arts community.The exhibition methodology derives from questioning the role of audience perception. We interrogate the idea, How does an audience receive multiple artworks within one timespace?, and the subsequent ideas, How may live art forms “activate” static forms? How does painting or sculpture cohabit in the present moment along with ephemeral performance? How does the audience “perform” in an exhibition timespace?
Open from 11am-4pm, I’ll be setting up a small installation and selling a selection of prints, hope to see you there!
Tucked away throughout various Manhattan and Brooklyn locations…
The very talented Tyron Butson has written a great article about my upcoming show in New York, I’m chuffed! In case you missed it, here it is:
I’m very pleased to announce Like my first exhibition in New York!
Featuring the Moss Stencil series I developed at Arteles in September, as well as a new performance installation. Over Saturday the 16th and Sunday the 17th of February, I will create my own blanket of ‘moss’. Created out of tweet, status and Instagram sized snippets of pre-virtual media (Newspapers and Magazines) I will weave with string a carpet of news, hopes, dreams and opinions into a fabric that mimics the sphagnum moss featured in the photographic series. This body of work continues my fascination with translating the virtual world back into the real environment, and pays homage to the millions of contributions made to online social networking platforms daily.
Located at 319 Scholes in Brooklyn, the opening will be on Friday the 15th at 7pm, and the exhibition will be open from 10am-7pm Saturday 16th – Sunday 17th.
I had a lovely time last Thursday at the Blake Prize Opening night, I took my partner in love, my partner in crime and one of my favourite partners in art (Will Coles). The exhibition was held at S. H. Ervin gallery, who put on a great show, and this years winners more then deserved the great prizes.
The exhibition runs until the 16th of December, but if you don’t get a chance to get over to Observatory Hill, you can view my entry in the online gallery here.
Grace + is my fictional online Social Networking Site made real. SNS can now be seen as a substitution for the tradtitional community role of the church, whereby people gather there daily to ‘worship’, gossip, share major life events and publically comment on the goings on in their community.
Tonight I attended the Artist and Collectors evening where Professor Ian Howard opened the festivities. I was glad to have the chance to take my patient model Dan Lovett – here he is being embarrassed while I take a blurry photograph of him in front of the work, bless.