09 February 2014
I was in partial lockdown for a week in Kandos at the shop-residency. I spent my time reading writing, drawing thinking, overheating, swimming, walking, a couple of incidental as well as organised meetings with towns people and generally just being in Kandos as an disconnected outsider. As an outsider one is given the opportunity to observe and see the town from a distance. The anonymity affords one the privilege of isolation to contemplate and become absorbed in the landscape of internal thoughts.
01 April 2013
So much happening! Hotrod cars on steroids, flags, mullets, and aussie swazzi tatts. I’m outside my comfort zone and it’s hot! The event is a fabulous circus that saturates all the senses
26 March 2013
What was impressive was the way in which the the Cementa organizers made the project come together across disciplines and styles but also how well they managed the activity of so many artists works in the town over several days
24 March 2013
Yes, that’s right. Meditated. One afternoon mid-festival I arrived at the horse paddock where my work Untitled (98 vacancies) was installed to find 2 people meditating and 1 person asleep IN my work
22 March 2013
Cementa_13 enabled me to install my UFO in the beautiful garden of Christine MacMillan, a local Kandos resident, former Kandos High School art teacher and an artist who works in Bathurst. I visited Dunne’s Swamp, just near Kandos, early after I designed my UFO project in 2005
21 March 2013
As one of the Cementa-13 artists I developed a work where I interviewed passers-by; those just walking down the main street of Kandos, in late December and January. I wanted to know if they had got the cane on their hand at school…
18 March 2013
My exhibition space was ‘The Brown Owl’ a deep pink, visually busy shop and gallery space full of pattern and colour.
15 March 2013
At camp (a tiny tent) was set up on the Honeysett Charbon Dam, beside Chi‘s Taj Mahal (I never found the front door) with Diego grazing on blackberries up our driveway. The ensuite had a pit toilet with plein air bathing
14 March 2013
Ensconced in the Kandos Bicentennial Industrial Museum, I watched the floods of enthusiastic art lovers, lookers and makers wash through this idiosyncratic collection of historical and interesting objects.
13 March 2013
The experience of being in such close proximity, to so many talented and interesting artists was an eye opener. Yes, I will come straight out and say it, at Cementa 13, I discovered that…
12 March 2013
I made these shapes partly because I like ambiguous shapes, and especially those that are derived from actual ‘objective’ and ‘known’ things.