Journal

simulacrum

I can’t believe how quickly a month has passed!

That’s how long it’s been since I’ve had a chance to update my blog, as my second solo show, simulacrum opened at Obscura Gallery in Melbourne on Sunday 13th June, so I was in Melbourne from the evening of the 11th until the afternoon of the 14th to hang the show, attend the opening, and catch up with friends and family.

I returned to Brisbane, and a mere five days later I was moving house into a lovely shared Queenslander with some wonderful folk, Nicole and Brady.

Despite how much I culled in the move from Melbourne to Brisbane, it still took my dad and I two weekends to move everything, though we did a sterling job of it, with some help from my mum, and it didn’t involve removalists at all, thankfully.

And a…

interference

I know what you’re thinking: “Why does that slip, and those stumpy legs, look familiar…?”

Because they’re mine!

And you can see them in Nick Kind’s exhibition, Interference, which opens at Brunswick Street Gallery this Friday 4th June from 6pm, running until June 17.

Go see it! I will when I get down there.

exhibitionism

For those in Melbourne, here’s all the details you need about my next exhibition, a selection of my self-portraiture from the past four years.

I will be in Melbourne for the opening, so please drop in and say hi, and no doubt there will be many drinks to be had afterward.

off with her head!

Just dropping in to let you know the Flower Power exhibition is still on at the Artworkers Alliance gallery at the old Paddington Substation in Brisbane until 24th April, and they have an open day from 10am-12pm on the 24th, which I’m planning to attend. They actually changed the opening and closing dates back a week from my original post about it, but as I was on my road trip when they did it, I wasn’t able to update the info. So you have one more week (or most thereof) to see my three prints and lots of other floral beauty.

I’m also letting you know I’ve entered an image into the latest round of the Saatchi Showdown Feel free to vote.

I have two images in the latest issue of F-Stop Magazine

And, excitingly, I’m included in the latest issue of the Austral

flower power

Now here’s a slightly different opening paragraph for me:

If you’re in Brisbane you should check out the first Artworkers Alliance members’ exhibition, Flower Power, taking place at their new gallery in the old Paddington Substation opening on March 26 and running until 17 April.

I have the above image taken on Lamma Island, i never promised you a rose garden and untitled #6261 included in the show, and it will be the first showing of my work in Brisbane!

Unfortunately I won’t be able to go to the opening, as I’ll be on a road trip driving from Melbourne back to Brisbane at the time, but can’t wait to see the show when I get back.

The address for the Paddington Substation is 150 Enoggera Tce, Paddington.

On a more familiar sounding note, if you’r…

velvet winter

It seems almost every time I post here I’m in a hurry these days. Although this weekend less so. I’m concentrating on my photography all this weekend, most evenings this week, and next Saturday.

I’ve been itching to create new work, get back to editing my backlog, and try to get some of the ideas that have been whirling around my head out of there and onto my camera’s memory card. So far so good this weekend, with my first self-portrait shoot completed by 10am :D

However, I’m not making things easy for myself: I bit the bullet and joined a gym last week, including a “starter pack” of three 45 minute sessions with a personal trainer to kickstart my regime. But I am seriously unfit and was a bit too ambitious with my second workout, which meant…

my bag is always packed

Thank you to everyone who voted for my portfolio in the Power of Self competition. After multiple extensions the People’s Choice voting is now closed and judging on the major prize will commence next week.

Just before the final deadline I got an email about the extension saying that if you hadn’t received a confirmation email, to let them know. I hadn’t gotten a confirmation email, but had my PayPal receipt for my entry fee and could see my entry and had people voting on it, so thought everything was fine.

So I had a momentary panic that despite all that, by not getting the confirmation, maybe my entry wouldn’t be considered valid, so I replied to let them know.

I got an email back this morning that said “You are all set, and your work looks beautiful!̶…