With a full time job as a Senior Instructor for adults with a disability and a full time puppy (Louie a Chocolate Groodle who is 4 months old) and moving to our lovely new home in Alphington going on, I haven’t had a lot of time to get drawing so far this year.
But some very community art minded folk in one of my favourite spots in the Pyrenees Region, Moonambel – have invited me to show some new works later on this year in September.
In conjunction, I will be doing a short weekend residency at Moonbeam Cottages/Rainbow Gallery following the 2 month exhibition.
It’s nice to have a focus and continue my tradition of making and showing new works at least once a year!
Will pop up some more info here and on my Facebook page as they arrive.
Back in 2012, following a solo in the Lake District, England, I joined the ‘Flock’ community arts project which went on to hold the Guinness World record of the largest display of handmade sheep (8,998). With the go ahead from Eden Arts to bring the project to Australia in 2013, I joined forces with Pyrenees Presents (a small community arts organisation in Victoria) as their President and The Pompom Parade project in Australia began. Program partners- The National Wool Museum got on board, and a few months as their Artist in Residence, we smashed the current world record in October 2015 – 13,652!
Thank you to everyone that helped me make this happen. To all that got on board & to the many hundreds of people that made the many thousands of Pompom Sheep across Australia – your time and creativity has made this happen.
To celebrate, we will be having a get together at Stawell’s Winter Woolly Festival on July 8th, 9th and 10th.
Community Arts inspires, encourages,motivates,uplifts and stimulates. It’s so important.
I would like to invite you to the official launch of the exhibition of works from my residency this year at Box Hill Community Arts Centre.
For the next 4 months, I will be the Artist in Residence at the National Wool Museum for the Pompom Parade Australia Project.
I will be running workshops at the museum and at various outreach locations.
The project will be officially launched this Friday the 5 th of June.
For more information, please go to –
Or watch this space!
I am delighted to be one of 21 artists that have been selected to exhibit at the Art Gallery of Ballarat for a group exhibition that spans over 30 years of graduates from the University of Ballarat/Arts Academy (now Federation University).
The exhibition opens on Friday the 24th of April.
I will also be showing some new large canvas works in my first solo since 2012 at the Town Hall Gallery in Hawthorn from Tuesday the 4th -Sunday the 31st of May, with a launch on Saturday the 9th of May.
I am very excited to announce that I will be the Artist in Residence at Box Hill Community Arts Centre for the next 12 months.
This opportunity is funded by the City of Whitehorse Council and will see me working in ‘The Loft’ studio at the centre from mid January 2015.
I will also be running a 20 week workshop at the centre for artists with a disability.
The Community Art programme will present an opportunity for those who wish to celebrate, develop and continue to explore their creative skills in Drawing.
The works will then be exhibited at the BHCAC gallery at the conclusion of the project.
For more information about the resdiency program, please visit their website – http://www.bhcac.com.au
Shaun the Sheep’s PomPom Parade is coming to the Pyrenees!
A voluntary role that I have recently taken on as President of Pyrenees Presents Inc. – a new (not for profit) organisation, that has been set up to promote and contribute to the arts in our region in the broadest possible sense.
Pyrenees Presents in collaboration with Aardman Animations, Studio Canal & The Wool Room are very excited to be launching the parade at Landsborough Town Hall on Friday the 28th of November where there will be lots of woolly activities to take part in.
In celebration of the upcoming release of ‘Shaun the Sheep, The Movie’, we are inviting all locals and visitors of the area to take part in the project and to start making as many PomPom Sheep as their heart desires. We are aiming to challenge the current world record which is 8,998!
For more information, please follow us! – https://www.facebook.com/pyreneespresents
I will be exhibiting at Brunswick Street Gallery from this Friday, the 5th of September for a couple of weeks.
A few drinks will be on this Friday evening.
For further info – http://brunswickstreetgallery.squarespace.com/upcoming-exhibitions/