Blue Mountains Portraits 2021
23 Jan – 7 Mar
Blue Mountains Portraits is the Cultural Centre’s annual celebration of the local community and its diverse members. The exhibiting artists portray the unique people that make up the cultural fabric of the Blue Mountains and tell the stories behind the person.
A Blue Mountains City Art Gallery exhibition.
I entered a portrait of Clare Delaney into Portraits 2021 at The Blue Mountains Cultural Centre.
I met Clare during the installation of the Occupied exhibition at the BMCC in June 2020.
I was instantly attracted to Clare’s earthy personality and artwork. The more we talked the more I saw how her life and artwork linked. Clare loves her garden and art, connecting both by burying her artwork in the garden and letting nature do its part.
Clare generously agreed to participating in an intimate project which involves me drawing her portrait and entering it in Portraits 2021. After the exhibition ends the artwork will be buried in Clare’s garden, left for nature to do its thing, then exhibited again in Portraits 2022.
Buried in the Garden 1 has been made using naturally found charcoal, ochres and sap so it is tastier for the creatures that live in Clare’s garden.
I am very pleased to be a finalist in the 66th Blake Prize with my artwork – Trashed
I spend a lot of time walking and looking at birds along the Greenway corridor in the Inner West, Sydney.
Sometimes, I am fortunate enough to see an Australian Golden Whistler or Superb Fairy Wrens.
These two works are a response to urbanisation removing a lot of natural habitat for native plants and animals. Small birds like the Australain Golden Whistler and Superb Fairy Wren, are dependent on ground and shrub cover to provide shelter, food and a breeding ground. The Greenway is an important ecological corridor which helps protect the local population of birdlife. Without these green spaces, looking at images of birdlife might be all we have left.
11th Greenway Art Prize 2020 – exhibition dates 6 – 15th November 2020 at Art Est Art School and Gallery.
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Exhibition dates – 26 September to 29 November 2020 at Gosford Regional Art Gallery.
Detail – Endured, acrylic, ink, hand stitching on handmade paper, 100 x 120cm