Happy New Year *Update*
SpaceWomb Gallery’s annual ‘postcard exhibition’ group show has begun. The show runs from the 9th, featuring local New York artists and international artists, til the 22nd of January. Click through to the website for gallery opening hours.
Happy New Year!
2013 was a blur. The never-ending lead up to my solo show in August was intense. Interspersed with side projects, the Hazelhurst Prize in Sydney, group shows here in Japan, a studio move and the regular challenges of living abroad, there was a point where it didn’t look like it was going to come together. Fortunately, with the help of family and friends here in Japan and Blackartprojects back in Australia, the long slog was rewarded with a successful show and an Archibottle Prize win with Cake Wines.
2014 is already ramping up, with a group show in New York of postcard sized works. I’ve taken some liberties with the brief an made a 5 piece byoubu based on work I’ve been doing in acrylic recently. The show opens on January 9 which I’ll re-post after the official press release. A small collection of work will also be on display in Niseko, Hokkaido – with more details to come. Check out some of my newest below, thank you for all the support last year and all the best in 2014.
新年明けましておめでとうございます。2013年は、忙しながらもアート活動が充実した1年でした。母国メルボルンでの個展やCake Wines Archi-Bottle Award受賞でのワイン商品化、Hazelhurst Art on Paper Awardファイナリスト、地元妙高でのグループ展など様々な場所で作品を発表することが出来ました。たくさんの方々のサポートありがとうございました。
It’s been quite a while since there was any significant news to report, but that’s not to say I haven’t been busy.
Lots of days indoors recently – working on large wood mounted paper pieces in acrylic. This piece was the first, and it’s setting the level for a small series I’m doing on “spiritual kitsch”. Over the turn of the year I’ll have a few pieces on display in Niseko, Hokkaido. More details on time and place very soon.
Above is a teaser from the new series. “A change in fate / 運命の分かれ道 ” 52 x 73 cm, acrylic & ink on mounted paper.
Archi-Bottle Award Update
I’m very pleased and proud to announce that I’ve taken the Cake Wines 2013 Archi-Bottle Award & my art will be featured on their Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc wine variety from today! Big thanks go out to the team at Cake Wines – a fantastic experience being part of the show and having work side by side with some amazing talent. Looking forward to having a few (glasses).
Cake Wines2013 Archi-Bottle Awardにて今年のグランプリに選ばれました！！
毎年開催されるArchi-Bottle Awardの優勝者には、Cake Winesカンパニー（オーストラリアシドニー）よりワインとして商品化されています。
I’m very proud to announce that my entry into the Cake Wines 2013 Archi-Bottle Award has made the finalist shortlist, and will be on show in Sydney this coming Friday the 18th! Cake Wines hold the competition every year in collaboration with Australian artists, choosing one of the 30 finalist’s artwork for the labeling of the newest wine in their range. For more info on the opening and to view the other 30 finalists, visit the cake wines facebook page here.
Thanks to everyone who could make it to “Playing Statues” last month, the show was a great success and I couldn’t be happier with how everything panned out. Also a huge thanks to Cake Wines , Blackartprojects, and Illuminate that handled the venue, logistics & presentation, looking forward to the next one sometime in the future. Cheers!
For a wrap of the festivities at Cake Wines Pop-up in Fitzroy, Melbourne last month –> video here
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Art on Paper: Hazelhurst Art Award 2013 Update
Congratulations to Lynne Roberts-Goodwin, winner of the Hazelhurst Art Award 2013. Her winning entry, titled as the sky falls through five fingers #131 took the top prize this year; and artists, Gregory Hodge and Michelle Cawthorn took the Emerging Artist prize and and Local Artist prize respectably. The show will continue until August 25 when the People’s Choice Award will be announced, so if you are in the Sydney area, be sure to see the biggest collection of artworks the Hazelhurst Art Award has had so far. More information on the website.
Tradition Gave Me a Funny Feeling
Pencil on Paper
I’m very proud to announce that my piece “Tradition Gave Me A Funny Feeling” has made the shortlist for the Art on Paper: Hazelhurst Art Award 2013. The exhibition opens July 6th and runs until August 25th.
Conditions of entry were that the art be made of, on or about paper, and of the 750 entries 96 were chosen to be included in the exhibition. It’s very exciting to have made the shortlist and have my artwork displayed beside some of Australia’s finest contemporary artists. Winners of the competition will be announced early next week.
My artwork will also be available – for any inquiries please contact Hazelhurst through their website
７月６日から開催されるシドニーのHazelhurst Gallery アートアワード 2013 (Art on Paper) 出展作品「伝統から受け取る奇妙な感情」が、最終選考に選ばれました！同アワードでは、750人の応募があり、選ばれた96名のアート作品が Hazelhurst Gallery にて8月25日まで展示されます。グランプリ、各受賞者の発表は、いよいよ来週です！
And here it is (a teaser anyway). Very happy with the way it’s come out. “Nothing Sacred”, piece number 3 for my solo show later this year. Check back soon for more updates
Things are coming along…
Here is my third piece for my show later this year. I’ve been working with sumi (Japanese ink) to do the base shadows and textures and I’m having a great time with it. Watering it down and working in layers, you can get perfectly smooth gradients or detailed textures with little effort at all. The finish is perfectly smooth too. Having worked almost exclusively with pencil for years now, it’s been great learning something new and taking my work in a new direction with a new medium.
After I finish the base layer in ink, I’ll move onto filling it in with watercolour. I’ve found a bit of the contrast gets lost with certain colours, especially the earthy tones, so coming back with the ink on top of the watercolor is necessary. The effect though, as you can see in the rocks in the bottom is really interesting. Here is one more photo of the last piece I did in progress.
2 new pieces (Reconstruction Theory & Floating Guardian) are now available at Signed & Numbered fine art print store in Melbourne, Australia. Printed on Arches Digital, 100% cotton textured paper, each Giclée is individually signed and numbered in a strictly limited edition of 15. Available in store or online, each Giclée print comes with a certificate of authenticity and framing options, starting at $70au.
本日より、オーストラリア メルボルンのアートストアーにて作品販売が始まりました。２作品限定各１５枚・シリアルナンバー・直筆サイン・証明書付き。ジークレープリント・テクス チャードファインアート紙（コットン１００％）AU$70.00 (日本円価格7,150）オンラインストアーは、こちら Signed & Numbered.