Latest Exhibit

‘My Pop, My Hero’

This work was part of a local exhibition run by Burrinja Cultural Centre, the ‘Upwey Archies’.

It had to be a portrait of someone important to me. I decided to use an old photograph of my grandfather, Bert. I used my imagination for the oranges, because he was an orange grower in Robinvale. I will never forget this beautiful man.

Artwork Update

Time to work on some new techniques! During the last few months of being in and out of lockdown I have been using the time to explore ways to take my art in a new direction.

Some of you may know that I have been sharing my original mindfulness meditations with my mentees as a way to start our sessions. This painting is inspired by my mentee, Lily, and is an exploration of an imagined journey.

Recently I have been exploring using acrylic paints. My dad was an avid painter, and luckily for me, also a collector of painting supplies. I have inherited many of his brushes and paints, so I have been using them in my work. I feel this is a great way to connect with my dad’s legacy.

Lily’s Travels

As well as acrylics, I have also been exploring perspective to add a new dimension to my work. Using my dad’s brown paints (why did you have so much brown, Dad?), I spent many evenings working on this painting of a Jetty by the ocean. This painting is inspired by my own travels, bringing the ocean closer to me.

Jetty

Momentum

It has already been a few months of working on this project with the Women*s Circus. Momentum is the brainchild of Devon Taylor, bringing together an ensemble cast of diverse abilities. It will be performed as a part of the Art Centre Metro Train Tunnel Project.

It has been a journey of working with artists in completely different ways, as we piece together the project as we explore…I have been working with many different aspects of Circus- harness aerial work, movement, choreography, as well as workshops lead by diverse artists.

I had the unique opportunity to explore how choreographed dance can work with my body and movements, playing with timing and pace, to integrate with the group. This has been really exciting.

It will be an outdoor event, later this year.