Running at The Collingwood Gallery until Thursday 16th April are my works on the theme "Deforestation in Tasmania". See below. All of the Original Art Badges are now SOLD.
Wednesday, 15 April 2009
In March 2009 I participated in a Victorian Bushfire Benefit Group Exhibition at The McCulloch Gallery, Melbourne city. All door charges, bar proceeds and 33% of the sales went to the Bushfire Benefit Fund. Here are the works of which 1 was sold.
My next show "The Secret Life of The Love Song" opened at The Greenwood Gallery, Melbourne on October 16, 2008. It featured the Nick Cave live drawings plus 2 new large canvases inspired by his lecture about the melancholy nature of the love song. These works were created during summer '08, whilst I was living aboard the Motor Torpedo Boat 219 on The Thames, ironically adjacent to Nick Cave's former wharf.
After making Live Drawings of the musician at the 'In Conversation With Nick Cave' sessions at The Melbourne Arts Centre, Diesel Jeans asked me to create a blog with Artist friend Caelum Rale about the experience, and to interview then Bad Seeds drummer Mick Harvey on the subject of Australian Identity. Here are the resulting works.
I sent Amanda Palmer of The Dresden Dolls a pack of my R-Rated "Sluts" playing cards after she invited me to her show at The ICA in London last year. Here she is recently in The L.A Times with 'Quiff' in her uke. All of the packs of "Sluts" playing cards are now SOLD OUT!
The "Sluts" tour culminated at Flux Factory in Queens, NYC. Sadly the building has since been knocked down for the MTA's new subway development, but I was honored to host one of the last shows in the fantastic space, right accross the East River from the Chrysler and Empire State Buildings. Opening night saw a giant "Sluts" card game and the unveiling of Giant Call Girl which I painted on the wall.
Photos from opening night @ Valentines, Portland Oregon, with fellow exhibitors and fabulous hosts Olivia Edith Fuente and Sarah Gottesdeiner.
The original solo exhibition "50 Bucks: Bring On The Sluts" opened in Melbourne on June 6, 2008. The walls were adorned with 350 works with the remainder being sold from the donated customised Pepsi vending machine. The machine was adjusted to vend artwork-in-a-bottle at $50 a pop. The show was a great success with over a quarter of the works being sold on opening night.