Celebrating 20 Years of Illustration

A lot of years ago I studied Illustration at (then) NMIT and learnt the skills that now pay my bills. I also met some of the best people I ever have known. To celebrate 20 years of the incredible Illustration program at (now) Melbourne Polytechnic an exhibition is currently on (with a few little pieces from myself and 20 years of alumni) at Chapel off Chapel.

Have a look at the website for the amazing talent that has come out of this program: http://www.melbournepolytechnic.edu.au/blogs/illustre20years/

HomeLife

Glazed and Sewn

I was super chuffed to be asked to be part of this group exhibition with such a talented bunch of artists who work with textiles and ceramics. Below are some images of the Charlotte Campbell's extraordinary embroideries and Tara Whalley's beautiful digital prints. There are many more fine works from Trish Burton, Clare Fennessy, Amie Luczkowski Gibson, Sarah Lyons and Lucinda Florence too. It's up until 22nd January.

My work! All printed digitally on silk with HAND rolled hems.

My work! All printed digitally on silk with HAND rolled hems.

My work is titled Panspermia - Panspermia is the hypothesis that life can be dispersed throughout the cosmos via meteorites or other more intentional means (aliens in spaceships). For this exhibition I hypothesize that life came to Earth from Mars, via a beautiful pink meteorite. Colour and pattern collide and explode into life. In my mind, surely the creation of life on Earth was a colourful event.

The beautiful work of Tara Whalley

The beautiful work of Tara Whalley

In the distance is the delicate work of Charlotte Campbell! So SO lovely.

In the distance is the delicate work of Charlotte Campbell! So SO lovely.

Sun Prints

Sun Print no.1 & Sun Print no.2

Paints

I do love the days I get to get messy at work!

DIA Design Gallery

My WINNING AGOTYA entry is currently on show at the Design Institute of Australia Gallery.

If your in Melbourne town and need to kill some time, head here:

Level 1
175 Collins Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000

It’s fun just to go to that swanky part of Collins street and slip in between the security guarded shops!