Saturday, May 18, 2013

Updates

Hi, I haven't posted for quite a while. I've had a bit of a creative break as I've been moving house, and setting up my new art pseudonym. I've also been working on my Curvy articles as well as collaborating with a magazine called Youth in Revolt. The best place to keep up to date with my latest going-ons is via my instagram page. I also use tumblr semi-frequently, very 'semi', usually to share my instagram posts. 
Below is the last painting I created, I started this as a live painting for Rainbow Serpent Festival. It is a study in 'Vibration'. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Glass Cinders and Thorns II @ 323 East Gallery


Glass Cinders and Thorns II was held over the weekend @ 323 East Gallery

In November 2012, 323East Gallery will once again host Glass, Cinder & Thorns. The all-women, fairy-tale inspired group exhibition at 323East Gallery in 2009 made such a huge impact both locally and nationally, that we decided to bring it back! Many of the artists from the first exhibition will be returning but there will be also be some great new artists as well. 

"As children, our parents often read us bedtime stories of little mermaids, sleeping beauties, and little red riding hoods. However, these seemingly innocent stories often had evil lurking within their pages. The more we age, the more we realize how wonderful being an innocent child can sometimes be. Losing ourselves in fantasies of white horses, magic, and dazzling princesses. What Disney failed to mention is that the mermaid dies, multiple suitors defiled sleeping beauty, and the wolf ate grandma. Horrible things happen everyday and we all sometimes wish for a place and time where life is simpler and better. We find ourselves yearning for the warmth of our childhood beds, the calming voice of our parents, and the journey back to that enchanted world. Yet we must remember that even in fairylands of beauty and glitter, evil things creep about in false glamours. It may be the evil witch living in the gingerbread house or a beautiful sea nymph singing you into your watery grave." - April Segedi



Moon Gloom - oil on canvas


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Strawberry Mothers Milk


 'Strawberry Mothers Milk' is a small solo exhibition which will be held today at 6pm at Auguste Clown Gallery , Australia's leading Pop Surrealist Gallery.
Initially it was booked in with another Gallery who found some of the works to be too 'sexually explicit' and could not guarantee they would be hung, I thought this was ridiculous and made a little statement regarding the matter on my Facebook ArtPage

“Thematically, I was interested in exploring spiritual and esoteric personal experiences from a feminine perspective. I have drawn inspiration from my past, as well as biology, and the sexual connection we as women have to nature, such as the synchronicity of our menstrual cycle to the phases of the moon. My piece ‘Rite of Passage’ is my own personal commentary on suburban pubescent psycho-tropic initiations and coming of age. Some of my pieces were inspired by religious iconography and the pseudo-symbology and reverence surrounding them. I like the aesthetics of religious icons, and I’m interested in how the female body is revered and falsely understood and appropriated in religious symbolism. I wanted to explore the juxtaposition between pagan and catholic religious symbols.
‘Strawberry Mothers Milk’ is the conceptual unity of the woman & girl that resides in all females. A girl who drinks strawberry milk and a woman who has the biological means to breast feed milk to her child are not so different. We are both girl and woman, and it’s the creative expression of the sexual and spiritual journey that interests me”



Godless


Milk Petals


Worship only the Moon

You can see the rest online at Auguste Clown

Thursday, August 23, 2012

August Clown Gallery Grand Opening - Runaway Circus



I'm very thrilled to have my limited edition print 'Resting in a fuzzy zone' selling exclusively through Auguste Clown Gallery in conjunction with Frame by Design here in Melbourne! The house line up of International artists is amazing, with some locals like Lang Leav, Jason Jacenko and myself representing.

"Auguste Clown Gallery is an exciting new Pop Surrealist Gallery opening up this Friday at artist Jason Jacenko‘s renowned 696 INK on Sydney Rd in Coburg. Jason’s outstanding track record as an internationally exhibiting Pop Surrealist artist and tattooist makes 696 INK the perfect hub for a new bonanza of talent and experience.
The Opening Exhibition ‘Runaway Circus‘ will host original art work as well as limited edition prints from over 32 international artists. Including Chet ZarDan May, Matt DanglerDilka BearAnia TomikaLeslie DittoJeremiah Ketner, and Tiffany Lui just to name a few, with Jason Jacenko and Maria Rozalia Finna representing local talent.
Auguste Clown is the conception of power couple Leigh and Jessica Cornish. Jessica has an arts and public relations background and experience working in public Gallery programs. Whereas Leigh has been an exhibition framer for over 20 years, helping to prepare exhibitions on the local art scene and for international artists showcasing their work in Australia.
Auguste Clown promises to excite, inspire and provide an abundance of creative culture for enthusiasts of Pop Surrealism which makes it unique and unparalleled on the local art scene, and it’s not just the locals who are thrilled, with their first pre sale being made to international admirer and comedian, Rosie O’Donnell.
The Opening will be a truly festive occasion, an eye feast and birth of a new local creative platform that is worthy of celebration!"

Taken from Curvy, you can read the full story here

Friday, May 4, 2012

Hasbro's My Little Pony Project 2012


This Saturday at the Toy Art Gallery in LA Hasbro will debut it's My Little Pony project 2012.
I'm thrilled to be a participant! The exhibition will feature 18" customised ponies from an array of international artists, along with fine art. 
My Piece is titled 'Deja Deja Deja Vu' and depicts a young Princess Celestia 


"My Little Pony project 2012 is a three week celebration of the iconic toys that we have known and come to love since 1983. Events include movie screenings, pop-up shops, a meet and greet some of TV Hub's special guests, family day & a scavenger hunt.
For more information on the My Little Pony project 2012 visit Sweet Streets"

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Love Bites


Happy\\\\❤////Valentines
Did a lil watercolour for it


My 'I FKN LUV YOU' valentine candy heart pill shirts and jumpers are also available on my RedBubble store in all colours, styles and sizes, mens and womens.

Monday, January 23, 2012

'Underway is the only way' Exhibition


'Underway is the only way' at Surf N' Ink  is an exhibition I helped Jianna Lucia curate on the Gold Coast earlier this month.
I had hoped to have some artwork ready for it but all the organisation, troubleshooting etc, unfortunately didn't leave me enough time to create something in time.
On the whole the exhibit and event was wonderful! aside from the amazing art and live painters, the convention hosted some of the worlds best tattoo artists, roller derby, kickboxing and more.
Check out the online album here