Friday, February 15, 2008

nexus sells at sturt gallery

doesn't the title say it all?
Nexus is the piece that has been on tour with the Meroogal award (it received 2nd place - quite a hoot really - it's the first time someone from my neck of the woods pulled out a prize of any description in the award since its inception - and its an unusual award) I didn't think the piece had much hope of finding another home other than mine...

much needed good news - on the bad news front, my mum was diagnosed with acute parkinson's disease a bit over a week ago - oh it only took our pathetic health system 3 years to come to this diagnosis - a couple of days earlier she was discharged from hospital... again... with the inference that she was a neurotic old lady with nothing better to do than annoy young registrars..... guess which daughter was ready to eat young doctor alive????

anyway - back to nexus - you can check out a nice pic on the meroogal website (much better than is on my website) - link (hopefully) is above... or here also .....

Saturday, February 9, 2008

and another bit from 2007

'all steamed up'
vegetable steamer, paper, wire, silk organza, glass bead, embroidery thread

this piece went to books.07 at noosa regional gallery last year - it's the second time I've had a piece selected for the show - the first was 'labour' for book.05. It was difficult to pack and I didn't hold out much hope of it returning home in one piece (I send most stuff just through the post!) but hey it travelled just fine...

I've since noticed this piece turned up in flikr... geez but it annoys me when folk take pics of your work without permission - and then upload them like crazy! in a regional gallery no photography other than official stuff is supposed to be allowed.... That annoyance turned into my plan to claw back control of the showing of my stuff on the internet - ie I created my website and this blog and a cranky expression to deal with the vast amount of stuff that's out there without my knowledge or say so.

Friday, February 8, 2008

more work from 2007

'herstory' - it's approx. 4m wide (so the detail here is non-existent)
I've included a detail shot as well (below)

materials include: reclaimed history textbook backed with muslin, acetone transfer images, cotton thread.

Thursday, February 7, 2008


I thought I should add a couple of works from last year (just to make the blog look a bit more colourful really!)

Text/xt is also on my website (but the page is being naughty at present - the cover pic is flinging itself off.... so I'm plonking it here) This piece was created for an exhibition in Melbourne last year... most of the waffle on this piece is on my site (including a couple of alternative page views)

Sunday, February 3, 2008

a website at last

as a first entry I've got to tell the (blogger) world that at long, long long last I've created and uploaded my website - its got bit of my artwork and much of my ramblings... now I'll have to make sure I link this bit to that bit (geeez not more techno stuff to have to deal with!)