Old Farmhouse – Bells Line of Road, Bilpin is one of the 45 works that have been selected in NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize. 

The NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize is an acquisitive art prize of $20,000, awarded for the best ‘plein air’ painting of NSW subject. The NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize is an annual event and is recognised by plein air artists throughout Australia.

Plein Air

The term ‘en plein air’ refers to the practice of painting out of doors, in direct engagement with nature, where the transitory effects of light can be observed and recorded. Contemporary Australian artists paint ‘en plein air’ both in the bush and the city. The NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize encourages artists to embrace the tradition and feel of ‘plein air’ to create new art works depicting subjects in the beautiful state of NSW. Painting in the tradition of ‘en plein air’ allows the artist to capture something more than just the depiction of a landscape, adding mood and atmosphere to the setting.

Tues 3 Oct – Fri 27 Oct 2017 -Exhibition Dates for Plein Air Exhibition in Fountain Court, Parliament of NSW, Macquarie Street, Sydney
Monday to Friday only

For more information on NSW Parliament Plein Air Prize click here

Day 34 – Old Farmhouse, 76 x 56 cm, ink, acrylic, string on paper – is from a recent venture 60 works in 60 days. A selection of works from 60 works in 60 days will be on exhibition at Lost Bear Gallery from 26 August – 18 September 2017.










The Bower will be part of Siteworks at Bundanon along with other artworks that celebrate –

The Birds and the Bees.

The Bower by Jody Graham – Photograph by Keith Maxwell

Saturday 23 September 2017

“Birds do it, bees do it…probably we’ll live to see machines do it…” – Cole Porter 1928

At Siteworks this year we will be examining the lives of the remnant dinosaurs that fly amongst us and exploring the universe and navigation of bees, those bearers of fertility and harbingers of ecological collapse.

Along the way there will be real and imagined habitats, sonic interpretations, scientific research unpacked, showy costumes, sex education and erotic tales.

But it’s not all ‘adults only’, there will be opportunities for children of all ages to enjoy encounters with real live bees and birds. And a dawn chorus if you camp overnight.

All of this and more will be explored at Bundanon’s annual spring event that brings scientists, artists and community voices together to share knowledge and ideas arising from the Bundanon sites through discussions, presentations and experiences.

For bookings click here




60 drawings in 60 days – New work for coming show in August 2017, day 16, 20, 17 and 6.


Exhibition runs from 7 April - 7 May 2017.

An example of some work exhibited in ‘Ephemeral Inscriptions‘ – The things you hide own you.

7- 30 March 2015 – Lost Bear Gallery www.lostbeargallery.com.au

Exhibition Opening Saturday 7 March 2015,  2 – 4pm

St George Art Award 2014

The St George Art Awards 2014 is a national competition open to all Australian residents. To be eligible, artists must produce work which responds to the theme: Transformation*
Exhibition dates of finalists’ works
Saturday 18 October – Sunday 14 December 2014

Exhibition location
St George Art Prize 2014 and St George 3D Art Prize:
Hurstville City Museum & Gallery
14 MacMahon Street, Hurstville NSW 2220

‘After the Fires’  Ink, acrylic, bitumen on paper  60 cm x 145 cm  2014 – Highly Commended

George St, Sydney’  Ink, acrylic, collage, charcoal on paper   125 cm x 113 cm  2014