I recently had the pleasure of exhibiting my Star Clouds in my home town of Canberra.
Canberra Contemporary Art Space (CCAS), Gorman House, invited me to be part of an incredible show of work by artists who explore cosmic themes in an everyday context. You can find the exhibition catalogue on their website.
I’m very excited to have my work in this wonderful exhibition with all these wonderful artists! Curated by David Broke, Innerspace exhibits the work of 8 artists in Canberra Contemporary Art Space’s Gorman House gallery.
Space. It seems to go on and on forever. Then you get to the end, and a monkey starts throwing barrels at you.
Phillip Fry, Futurama
From time immemorial artists have looked to the heavens with a sense of awe and wonder but infinity (as we know it) is definitely not the concern of Innerspace. Christopher Bennie, Jacqueline Bradley, Ham Darroch, Shellaine Godbold, Ellis Hutch, Claire Pendrigh Elliott, Rusty Peters and Jed Wolki take a view of space that is more about reverie than comprehension. Deep space thus becomes a profoundly personal matter. Whether employing cosmic clichés, scientific research, observation or stories, the universal is to be found at home; in the kitchen, the nursery, the studio or the extended backyard. Materials are nearly always appropriately modest, with for example, cardboard boxes, toilet rolls, chocolate wrappers, wool, old newspapers, trash and breakfast cereal expressing grand(iose) ideas that engage with a futile struggle to conquer the meaning of life. Quite simply, Innerspace is an exhibition that sees the notion of space grounded by the gravitational pull of prosaic imagination.
– CCAS –
Innerspace is on exhibition until 15 August at Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Gorman House, Canberra.
You can view the Innerspace catalogue here…
As “The Beetle and the Butterfly” comes down from the M16 Gallery, I am excited to invite you all to the opening of my next solo show “BLOT”. This exhibition explores idea generating processes in painting including looking for representation in abstraction and representing abstract ideas through figuration.
BLOT: Opening 6pm Thurs 29th Sep. Exhibition continues untill Sun 9th Oct.
CCAS Manuka, 19 Furneaux Street. Open Wed – Sun, 11am – 5pm.
-> view images for BLOT