The exhibition will be launched at the Cooroy Butter Factory on 03 February - from there it travells to Cooktown in tropical Far Northern Queensland, then to Cloncurry and Mt Isa - way out in the dry Western reaches of the state - then back to Brisbane to the State Library of Queenland for the four weeks of October, and finally to Ingham on the mid-North coast ... returning home in January 2013 - none the worse for wear I hope ...
Click on the link below to view the travelling show ...
ChainMail and his travelling case
This work is part of my ‘Evolution’ series of small and medium sized assemblage sculptures. I use a combination of timber, rusted metal and hand-made paper. The materials have been discarded, found, rescued and assembled to create individual and unique artworks. They have been resourced from derelict farm buildings near my studio, and represent connectedness of a shared history from an era when, as a society we were more connected and in-tune with each other and the land we share. The work reflects my on-going fascination with life, death and rebirth and my interest in the traces of past existences. I start with a pile of un-related materials and slowly re-connect them into an artwork that can be read with imagination.