Category 2010s

Fabrik

Fabrik was an exhibition developed by Modern Art Projects Blue Mountains (MAPBM), a contemporary art association that aims to support and develop exhibitions in Western Sydney. It ran from November 2020 to February 2021 at Lewers House, Penrith Regional Gallery.…

Whatever you came looking for 1 & 2

In late 2010 an email appeared from someone named Iakovos Amperidis asking would I do an exhibition for his new gallery about to open at 55 Sydenham Road Sydenham. I promptly replied “No and who are you?” He emailed back…

Walk Along This Line

Walk Along This Line got a lot of publicity when it was first exhibited in 1970 and it has since been remade at least half a dozen times. It has even had an entire exhibition of its own at Sydenham…

From isolation to solidarity

In early 2016 I received an email from a curator Liang Luscombe which said: “I wish to invite you to be part of a group exhibition The Trouble with Renumeration at West Space, Melbourne as part of our 2016 exhibition program. …

Exhaust

Exhaust was an exhibition at Contemporary Art Tasmania in Hobart from 13 January to 14 February 2016, then travelling as a portable boîte-en-valise  exhibition and online. My contribution was to be my first in depth look at the years I…

Me and Max

I had never given portraiture much thought until early 2014 when a friend, Louisa Chircorp, proposed painting my portrait for the Archibald Prize. The result was both truthful and unflattering so I had to comfort myself with Rembrandt‘s comment above.…

Love among the ruins

This article was written for a sustainability themed issue of Artlink magazine, Vol 34 No 4, 2014. This version is as originally written, structured differently to the published version although the content is substantially the same. Love among the ruins…

Art As A Verb

Art As A Verb was an exhibition at Monash University Museum of Art 3 October – 16 December 2014, “a major thematic exhibition that takes as its departure point the concept of art as action, both inside the gallery and…

21st Century Artist

21st Century Artist was a conference held at Artspace in October 2013. It was remarkable for several reasons. Firstly if the proceedings were to be believed then the 21st century artist will be no different to the 20th century artist,…

Homage to Tatlin

Usually when you hear the name Vladimir Tatlin you think of his proposed 400 metre tall Monument to the Third International, a project that was never built but if it had been would now be regarded as one of the…