Tuesday, April 26, 2011

hasta luego!

Today I am leaving for Spain for a tour of art, culture & inspiration made possible by the Embassy of Spain's Torres Travelling Scholarship. I am super excited and looking forward to an amazing experience! I may or may not be able to post an update while I'm away, but I will definitely tell you all about it when I return in a couple of months. In the meantime here are some more prints from my time at Megalo. Best wishes to all :)

lithograph, 56 x 76 cm

soft-ground etching, 20cm diameter (from a series of works in progress)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


graphite, watercolour, coloured pencil, 33 x 43 cm

Hi everyone my picture book project for the JUMP program is slowly, but surely progressing :) Although occasionally it feels like a bit of a marathon I'm still enjoying the challenge of bringing each new page to life & trying to focus on one step at a time. My mentor for this project, Robin Eley, has just launched a new website where you can see some of his incredibly sensitive & stunning paintings - check it out!

Monday, April 11, 2011


scratchboard, 12.5 x 18 cm

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Rick Amor Print Prize

Twist, lithograph, 56 x 76 cm, 2010

I am happy to have my print Twist included in the 2011 Rick Amor Print Prize exhibition, which opens tomorrow at Montsalvat in Eltham, Victoria. If you are interested, or in the area, it promises to be a great exhibition and will be on display from Friday April 8th - Sunday May 22nd.

Monday, April 4, 2011


lithograph printed in 2 colours from 2 stones, 56 x 76 cm

Here is another lithograph that I have worked on during my residency at Megalo print studio. For those who are interested I've included some photos of my initial drawing on the lithographic stone as well as separate proofs from the two stones. I continue to be inspired by the infinite visual possibilities offered by small found objects with the basis for this shifting landscape stemming from a seashell rotated in my hand and a crumpled plastic bag that was lying around the studio. The faults and facets that I observed in the plastic bag brought back memories of my trip to Fox Glacier in New Zealand last year and provided a ground from which the drawing could emerge. 

drawing on 1st lithographic stone

black and white print from 1st stone 
(dark red top layer of 2 colour print)

red print from 2nd stone 
(bottom layer of 2 colour print)

Friday, April 1, 2011

sheet flow

lithograph printed in 2 colours from 2 stones, 38 x 56 cm

soft-ground etching, 20cm diameter

I'm currently enjoying spending some time at Megalo Print Studio through their Emerging Artist Support Scheme residency. Its been a great place to try some new things, develop my skills and be around some lovely people. Time is flying by (I will be leaving for Spain at the end of the month!), but I have more recent prints and experiences that I'd like to share with you before then :)