A gentle, imperceptible death, flowing into a silent, self luminous dawn
A death so slow and subtle, is has no observable end.
Project Type:Animation, Experimental
Genres:medtation, fine art, art, animation, new media, experimental
Runtime:4 minutes 49 seconds
Completion Date:February 20, 2016
Production Budget:0 AUD
Country of Origin:Australia
Country of Filming:Australia
2017 Finalist exhibitor, September 30 – Dec 2, WHYALLA ART PRIZE SA.
2017 March 17-26, Solo – Open Studios – Castlemaine State Festival, at . THE MILL CASTLEMAINE
2016 August – September, showing with SOHO galleries, Sydney, NSW.
2016 May 4 – April 12, Solo exhibition, Foundry Arts Space, Echuca, Victoria.
2016 April Group exhibition, Rochester, Victoria.
2016 March 12-20 Open Studio exhibition at the THE MILL, Castlemaine, Victoria.
2015 October 29 – November 15, solo exhibition with THE LOST ONES gallery, Ballarat, Victoria.
2015 Represented by HOTHAM STREET CONTEMPORARY, Melbourne.
2015 Exhibiting with TRAFFIC JAM GALLERIES, Sydney.
2015 March. Exhibition during the CASTLEMAINE STATE FESTIVAL /Harcourt Heritage Museum.
2014 July – September. Finalist in the SULMAN PRIZE, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney.
2012 July – October. Open Studio with SISTER GEORGE PRODUCTIONS Daylesford, Victoria.
2009 August. Exhibition with RUSHCUTTERS BAY GALLERY Sydney, New South Wales.
2009 April. Solo Exhibition with PIVOTAL GALLERY Melbourne, Vic.
2008 June. Solo Exhibition with GREENHILL GALLERY Adelaide, South Australia.
2007 Dec. Exhibition with PIVOTAL GALLERY Melbourne, Vic.
2007 Oct 25. Exhibiting at ArtSydney2007 with GALLERY HM, Sydney.
2006 Feb 8. Solo exhibition with PIVOTAL GALLERY Melbourne, Vic.
2005 Dec 4. ‘ARTIST IN A BOX‘ exhibition with PROSPECT GALLERY PORTRAIT PRIZE, Adelaide, SA.
2005 Nov 25. exhibition with WHYALLA ART PRIZE Whyalla, SA.
2005 March 22. Solo exhibition with RUSHCUTTERS BAY GALLERY Sydney, NSW.
2004 Nov 11. Solo Exhibition with PIVOTAL GALLERY Melbourne, Victoria.
2004 July 18. Solo Exhibition with GREENHILL GALLERY Adelaide, South Australia.
2004 June 3. Exhibition with LAMOSTRA GALLERY CARDIFF, WALES, UK.
2003 June 22. Solo Exhibition with GREENHILL GALLERY Adelaide, South Australia.
2003 February 1-21. Solo exhibition with RUSHCUTTERS BAY GALLERY, Sydney.
2002 Exhibiting with DURAL GALLERY, Sydney NSW.
2001 November-January 2002: Exhibited with RUSHCUTTERS BAY GALLERY, Sydney, NSW.
2001 APRIL: Exhibition with GREENHILL GALLERY in Adelaide, South Australia.
1999 Solo Exhibition, BMGART, Adelaide.
1998 Exhibition, Pulteny Grammar School.
1998 Group Exhibition, BMG ART Adelaide.
1996 Exhibition – Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide.
1996 Exhibition-‘1996 EVA exhibition’, Pulteny Grammar School, Adelaide.
1996 Exhibition-‘From Artzone to Zone Gallery – Ten years’, Zone Gallery, Adelaide.
1996 Solo exhibition, BMG ART Adelaide.
1995 Exhibition, University of Adelaide, SA.
1995 Exhibition, Grandeur House, Adelaide.
1995 Solo Exhibition, Art Images Gallery, Adelaide.
1994 Exhibition with Bill Doyle and Christine McCormack – ‘The Socialist Pop Stars on Smack’, Artzone Gallery, Adelaide.
1993 Solo exhibition – ‘Recent worries’, Griffins Head Hotel, Adelaide.
1993 Exhibition with Bill Doyle – ‘ The 3rd annual general report of the BILBAX corporation’ – Artzone Gallery, Adelaide.
1992 Exhibition, Bimbo, Adelaide.
1992 Exhibition with Bill Doyle – ‘Starve!’, Artzone Gallery, Adelaide.
1991 Exhibition with Bill Doyle – ‘Bite!’, Artzone Gallery, Adelaide.
1990 Exhibition, Trafalgar House, Port Elliot.
1989 Solo exhibition – ‘What do you do with the space you make?’, Site 55 Gallery Adelaide.
1988 Solo exhibition – ‘Things you don’t Know’, Artzone Gallery, Adelaide.
1985 Exhibition, Dearman gallery, Adelaide.
1984 Attended Adelaide Central School of Art, Adelaide, South Australia.
1983 Exhibition, Nuriootpa, SA.
1982 SA Finalist, National Art Award.
1982-84 Taught by private teacher, Alexander Brun; B
There is one thing that all my art over 35 years has in common:
The search for ‘self’. Thousands of images that search for a self – examine, seek, yearn, wonder, ponder.
Where is this self, and who is it that seeks, if not that same self it looks for?
Is the self comprised of a collection of ideas, can it be found within an external experience, can it have a name,
does it have a permanence when everything is in constant change?
Does the self exist in time, if so, what moves from experience to experience if each experience remains in the past the moment it arrives?
If the self is the one seeking, then why seek?
These are Zen questions, Buddhist questions, Advaita questions. Human questions.
Questions that utlimately cannot be answered with logic, but by that very quality, provide an answer that points beyond understanding.
No doubt it might be possible to assign this description of self-seeker to all artists, maybe all humans.
But it fits perfectly, from my first impressionistic painting of a house in a storm (representing turmoil and security)
to the pop-art cartoon crucified skeleton examining his insides and asking “is this all that I am?”
to a recent realist painting of myself and family standing in a field gazing up at a sky full of falling orbs of light around us -
where we seem to ask – “who are we, why are we here?”
Maybe a good next question might be – where is ‘here’?