‘Nullius’, collagraph print
Tomorrow is the opening of ‘Of Nothing’, a non-figurative exhibition of mixed media works by 16 artists on show at the Kent River Studio, Kentdale WA. Participating in this show was an interesting challenge for me – my work is usually so relentlessly about ‘something’, and often so explicitly has a narrative, that this one gave me some pause. My landscapes are usually occupied with human or animal figures, but here is an empty site! I hoped it would feel like an activated space, and maybe hold a touch of poignance.
The exhibition is on from the 26th of Sept to the 11 October.
This is the last weekend of the 2015 Silk Cut Award in Melbourne. There’s a brilliant array of linocut prints in this show – I can see that from the catalogue as I am too far away to go there in person. However I’ve had a tryptich in the show, a linocut (with watercolour wash) called ‘Ingrained: Flying at dusk’.
The group show ‘Beastarium’ opens tomorrow at the Dubbo Regional Gallery, NSW, and is on from the 19 September til 22 November. Curated by Ronal Green it shows 40 ‘beastly’ prints by 40 artists, using a range of printmedia and styles on all things animal. My own offering is called ‘What the goat heard’, an etching on copper.