Selected Solo Exhibitions   •  1981- 2015

Photo/Place/Method
1981

Simulacra Diorama
1982


Natural Histories
1982-84


Invention of Ayers Rock
1996


Signs
1998

Pathetic Manifesto Series
2000

Messiaen at Mt Kiera
2001

Art Realty Show
2002

Vanuatu Series
2003

The Opening
2005

Escarpment
2005

Chronography
2005

Rhizomorphosis
2004

Dreamhomes
2006-7

Meeting of our Elders
2007

Rise
2007
Erosion of Memory
2008

Luscious
2008

Survey Show 1999-2009
2009


Conversation Piece
2009

Great Barrier Reef: From Coral to Coal
2010

Mt Keira Series
2010

Second Love
2010

Lovers: Theory & Practice
2010

coalcliff
Coalcliff Days
2011



Rhizomes & Pandanus
2012

Rhizo-photography
2012

Rhizomes
2012

Rhizomatix
2012

Artist_Nomad Project
2012


Test Results
2015


Currarong Encounters
2015

Biographs
2016

Orpheus Island
2017


   

 

 

Artist Statement

 

My art spans both digital and analogue media, often within the same body of work. In that sense all my exhibitions are multimedia installations.

By combining or layering the unique attributes of digital and analogue media I am able to construct works that embodies the dramatic ironies and perspectives of contemporary reality. In turn, each concept demands a specific media and technical application or treatment. Each choice of medium solicits a different meaning or reading by the viewer.

Much of my art is a response to the changing nature of my local rainforest, mangrove and beach environments where I grew up and continue to live. The impacts of rapid urban development, global warming and tourism have all been significant subjects in my exhibitions over my career.

My productions often grow out of each other across time and space. The production process is often highlighted within a work or recorded on video. In many ways the present is made up of fragments of the past, that are projected rather like TV ads or movie trailers. My exhibitions are condensed audio-visual theatre sets. These gallery space sets are intended to be consumed like take-away food, as drive through order then slowly digested at your leisure, if you have time.

This rhizomatic strategy that sprouts like a ginger root in a non-linear fashion. Such an approach allows me to develop ideas in a more organic way to reflect how my daily life is experienced as a series of events. Images, signs, motifs and memories all have a habit of returning like old friends to strike up new relationships with current theories.

Art and life inform each other by turns or folds. I tend to work locally and think globally like TV news. The politics of both global and local life impacts on art in practical as well as ideological ways.

In this way my art aims to celebrate the differences and intensities of life, while dealing with difficult issues shaping our age of disappearances and wild excesses.