Spaces to talk

I keep thinking about making bigger things again lately. This time I’d like to build spaces that we can have conversations inside of. The spaces and made with what we have, stuck together, home made, using skills gathered together and taught by our friends, strangers, parents. There are bits that don’t fit together that well,…

Witch stick

‘Witch Stick’, paint, wood, fabric, sequins, glitter,2018. These small pieces are made from a myriad of materials collected and worked with over years. In my mfa a lecturer commented that’s there’s a kind of ‘patina’ to my sculptures. I think of that patina as also energetic, the layers of making, effort and feeling. The patina…

Holding together

This is the work I got reminded of this week:”How you have held things”, commissioned by Christchurch Art Gallery as part of their Outer Spaces project while the gallery was closed after the earthquakes. It was a moment when I really realised (got told) how much art still matters, even after such a traumatic event….

Connections

This week I’ve had some affirming conversations with wonderful installers and curators I’ve worked with on past projects. Affirming because they have helped me to resee the connections between my community engagement work, storytelling, sculpture, and empathetic listening. The alchemy of being a channel for individual and community stories. And going big! To celebrate the…

What if…

I’ve spent the last year trying to really figure out the deep connection between all the things I do. And this question is it! It’s the belief that we really could build a better world if we could all contribute and express ourselves, at the same time acknowledging how hard and vulnerable that is. I…

Art does things

Sometimes people say you can tell it’s art because it’s useless. What they mean is that it is not part of everyday life, that it is somehow separate; it’s in a gallery. “Arthur Danto, a philosopher, said an artwork is about something…The artwork isn’t just there; you have to fill in the gaps. But he…

What does your world look like?

  I’m going through lots of bits and pieces in my planning /reflection process and I found this. Best description ever?! It’s never art world people who tell me the most valuable things, but people who are brave enough to just say it how it feels and looks for them.   This is the artwork…

What we bring back, Sydney 2018

All works are available to view at my Wellington Studio on Vivian St. Please email me to make a time and come visit! What we bring back AirSpace Projects and Gallery, (Deep Space gallery), Sydney, 2 – 18th August 2018 What is deep space? This show suggests it is the place we go to as…