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New Platonic images

January 22, 2013

My recent show New Platonic has just come down from the gallery wall so I thought I would get at least some of it up here to share.
Quite a few more of the works have yet to be photographed and I’ll get to documenting this in the way it deserves shortly with dimensions/materials etc.

My starting point of exploration for this body of work was the Platonic Solids and the whole premise of the show revolved around the use of paper only – no glue!
This project has opened up a door into a whole new world of exploration for me which is really exciting.

In the meantime, check out my mates Tanja’s post on the opening night. Enjoy!

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Best Visual Artist 2012

January 19, 2013

I won!!
So proud to receive the award for Best Visual Artist of 2012 at the FBI SMACs.
To be recognised by your peers for doing what you love in a city you love is totally awesome.
Thank you Sydney!

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SMAC Award Nomination

December 12, 2012

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Chuffed to have been nominated for an FBI SMAC Award this year!
I’m up for the Best Visual Artist category with some esteemed local talent.
You can vote for me HERE.

New Platonic

November 13, 2012

My 2012 solo show entitled New Platonic opens in two weeks at NG Art Gallery in Chippendale.
This new body of work will be presented at opening night on Tuesday the 27th November from 6pm.
If you’re in Sydney and would like to attend, please come along.

David Jones wreath

November 6, 2012

The wreath I created to adorn the cover of the 2012 David Jones Christmas catalogue is out in the world.
It came up a treat!

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I’ll post a more in depth piece about this after I have finished creating my upcoming solo art show at the end of this month. Currently juggling chainsaws.

Second SKIN

October 16, 2012

I was one of eight #paper creatives from around the world invited to submit an initial design for the Second SKIN mask contest just launched by Arjowiggins Creative Papers, based in France.
Here is what I came up with >> Title: FUTURE // PAST

A huge thank you to talented friends Bowen Arico for shooting my entry + Mitch for sporting it.

Spring at the QVB

September 24, 2012

*UPDATE* I was invited to come and talk with Linda Mottram on ABC702 Radio about the project. There is a small podcast of the interview HERE.
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I was recently commissioned to create a huge installation in the dome of the iconic Queen Victoria Building to celebrate the arrival of Spring.

The brief was ‘florals’ so we came up with a series of elements that combined to create huge sprays that hang over the central void of the building.

This was the biggest job I have ever attempted and there was lots to take into consideration with regards to application of design – it was a real challenge! We used the heritage colours of the building for the flowers and foliage to create a sense of dialogue between the installation and the structure.

Because this job was so huge, we had to get help with manufacturing the objects. I love jobs like this because they really push my skill set and knowledge.
Below >> Some WIP shots at the factory.

The installation is up until the end of October. Next time you’re walking through the QVB take a look!