Reuniting old faces. Ben Quilty is always fresh; the man we love to love @AWMemorial

When I lived in New York, I worked in an ad agency on Madison Avenue, just around the corner from MOMA and St Patrick’s Cathedral. Just like all things New York, the advertising agency I worked in was competitive, the best idea always won. The trick was coming up with the best idea. Sometimes in desperation I would escape onto the streets looking for inspiration. Sometimes I’d … Continue reading Reuniting old faces. Ben Quilty is always fresh; the man we love to love @AWMemorial

Let’s play a game called spot the #panda @ChapmanInfo #belleartiprize

This was the first year I entered the Belle Arti Prize, it’s a great award run by Chapman & Bailey. Essentially, they send out hundreds of canvases for artists to create works and then they all come back to be hung together. There are so many different styles of works on display, so many different subjects and a crazy array of talent. It’s a true … Continue reading Let’s play a game called spot the #panda @ChapmanInfo #belleartiprize

How our #childhood affects our lives as adults

I love talking to artists about their work, it gives you so much more depth and understanding for their work. And that’s why I’ve decided to try and create short little videos about my work as I go along. This video is all about my recent exhibition Dry Your Tears which explored how our childhood affects us as adults. It’s rough around the edges, but … Continue reading How our #childhood affects our lives as adults

What’s the question contemporary artists are most scared of?

What’s next?  What are you working on now? These are the questions that make my skin prickle and my underarms stream. After a successful exhibition at Stur Gallery in October, where I sold a lot of work, got good coverage in local and regional press and felt people really engaging with the works themselves, the big question people want to know is what’s on the … Continue reading What’s the question contemporary artists are most scared of?

When private tales go public #art #collage

I drank too much. Like many people, when I’m nervous, I drink. Just like on opening night of Dry Your Tears at Stur Gallery. If you popped in and I blithered at you, please forgive my nervy, rambunctious, crazed-faced bewilderment. In the fog of booze, I did have a little eureka moment. Standing there, I was surrounded by all these deeply personal experiences from my … Continue reading When private tales go public #art #collage

DRY YOUR TEARS; New work opens September 5 at Stur Gallery #art #collage #contemporaryart

Last night my kitchen was a frenzied mess, I had the fire blazing as I glazed the collage and feverishly blackened the sides of the canvases to make the unframed works consistent. I’m sure artists aren’t ever 100% happy with their work before they go up, they’re always wanting to tinker or just do that little bit. I had even created a wishbone to add … Continue reading DRY YOUR TEARS; New work opens September 5 at Stur Gallery #art #collage #contemporaryart