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About

For the most part, I like painting "things." Usually objects from my immediate vicinity , my studio or house. I'm fascinated by the surfaces of objects; their reflective qualities, the way light hits them. In recent years I've spent a lot of time painting residual media- you know, real things; the kind you can't download. As someone who spends his days crafting objects, the increasingly ephemeral nature of our cultural artefacts troubles me. Music, literature and film aren’t just insubstantial ghosts- until very recently, they also had a concrete reality. That's what I like to paint. You might also find paintings of objects found further afield (like the series I made of kid's rides; the ones found outside many supermarkets) and the occasional mysterious scene.

Despite the momento mori quality of some of the pictures (appropriate because, after all, I appear to be on the wrong side of this argument) I hope the work is playful as well as though provoking.

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Education

I have a BA in Visual Art.

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 Tangible, Fox Galleries, Melbourne

Tangible, M Contemporary, Sydney

2014 Series of Dreams, Gallery 34, Yea, Victoria

2010 All’s Well That Ends, Art At Cyclone, Melbourne

2009 Natural History, Art At Cyclone, Melbourne

2008 Fear Of Ghosts, McCulloch Gallery, Melbourne

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018 New Dawn, Fox Galleries, Melbourne
Sydney Contemporary Art Fair (.MContemporary stand)
Culture Pop, .MContemporary, Sydney

2017 Denfair, Fox Galleries, Melbourne

Finalist- Kennedy Prize

2016 Finalist – ANL Mission To Seafarer’s Art Prize, Melbourne

2014 Finalist – The Sir John Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales

Archibald Prize- Salon Des Refuses, National Trust S. H. Ervin Gallery

2012 Finalist – The Albany Art Prize

Finalist – The Sir John Sulman Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales

2011 Art At Barrabool Exhibition

Finalist – ANL Mission to Seafarer’s Art Prize, Melbourne

2010 Finalist- The Fletcher Jones Art Prize, Geelong Gallery, Geelong

Finalist- Lethbridge 10 000 Art Prize,Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane

2009 Anthology, Kiln Gallery, Brisbane

Group Show, Ransom Gallery, Eumundi

2008 End of year show, McCulloch Gallery, Melbourne

Wish, Kiln Gallery, Brisbane

Absinthe Festival, McCulloch Gallery, Melbourne

2007 Delshan Art Gallery, Melbourne

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Oil Paint
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Oil Paint
$3,000
56cm (W) x 66cm (H)
Oil Paint
$3,000