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After having a fantastic 4 years in Melbourne, I moved back to Brisbane, just after the turn of the century. I lived in a couple of excellent studio houses and produced quite a pile of work. I became involved with a some artist run initiatives and then started a gallery from a shop-front studio that I was working out of in New Farm, Brisbane. The New Farm Art Stockroom was started with my friend, Adam Head and had an incredible cross-section of strong contemporary artist exhibiting there.

 

The Bardon Studio

Living and working in a condemned house/studio in 2002

Billy Tea

From concept to reality.. Making cups for an Australia Day float in 2001

Billy Tea

Making cups for an Australia Day float in 2001

Billy Tea

Friends come to help!

Omphalos

Omphalos
Acrylic on canvas, 2005
1200 x1200mm

Night Journey

Night Journey
1500 x1350mm, 2003

Eye of Persephone

Eye of Persephone
1200 x1200mm, 2004

Flowers for Fibonacci

An exhibition at my shop-front studio in New Farm!

Fibonacci, labyrinth, Sonnet 54

I loved this painting, combining thoughts around divine proportion, labyrinthine and the Sonnet 54 series
"Labyrinth of Truth"
1300 x 1300, 2004

Desdemona

The Sonnet 54 series had been going for a few years already, but I was quite inspired by it in the early part of this century.
"Truth"
600 x 600mm, 2004

SONNET 54
O, how much more doth beauty beauteous seem
By that sweet ornament which truth doth give!
The rose looks fair, but fairer we it deem
For that sweet odour which doth in it live.
The canker-blooms have full as deep a dye
As the perfumed tincture of the roses,
Hang on such thorns and play as wantonly
When summer's breath their masked buds discloses:
But, for their virtue only is their show,
They live unwoo'd and unrespected fade,
Die to themselves. Sweet roses do not so;
Of their sweet deaths are sweetest odours made:
And so of you, beauteous and lovely youth,
When that shall fade, my verse distills your truth.

Shakespeare

 

Things on the Magician's Table, 2002

Things on the Magician's Table, 2002

Things on the Magician's Table, 2002

Some detail in Things on the Magician's Table, 2002

Fluid, with Collusion

This was a fabulous project with a quintet called Collusion in 2003. They would 'collude' with different art forms, and for Fluid, it was with myself. I painted a large painting over a series of 3 concerts

Fluid, with Collusion

This was a fabulous project with a quintet called Collusion. They would 'collude' with different art forms, and for Fluid, it was with myself. I painted a large painting over a series of 3 concerts

Fluid, with Collusion

This was a fabulous project with a quintet called Collusion. They would 'collude' with different art forms, and for Fluid, it was with myself. I painted a large painting over a series of 3 concerts

Fluid, with Collusion

This was a fabulous project with a quintet called Collusion. They would 'collude' with different art forms, and for Fluid, it was with myself. I painted a large painting over a series of 3 concerts

Blueprint

The heart series started around this time. Working with a simple, iconic image, the focus being on the application of paint and working of the surface to create emotionally evocative works. In 'Blueprint', 1200 x 1200mm, 2004, I'm thinking about how we follow our internal map

Broken and Mended Heart

We break and then hastily stitch our hearts back together..
Mending
300 x 300mm, 2004


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