Archive for May, 2012

Arts SA Grant Recipient

Monday, May 28th, 2012

Arts SA has approved my Independent Makers and Presenters Professional Development grant to fund a 12 month long mentorship with George Popperwell. George is a very well respected Adelaide-based conceptual artist and retired art teacher. I’m very much looking forward to working with George over the next 12 months, and appreciate the support given me by Arts SA.

 

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Palmer Sculpture Biennial 2012

Monday, May 28th, 2012

As written earlier, my entry for the 2012 Palmer Biennial was ‘In case of emergency, break glass’.

In case of emergency, break glass - 2012

What is art? Is it the concept or the execution of the work? What’s more important, the idea or the object? Is it simply that anything produced by an ‘artist’ is ‘art’? What is good art and what is important art? Why do some artists become ‘collectable’ while the rest can only wish to be? Why do some artists go in and out of favour? Does their art become more, then less important as a result? If a painting is well made but, without paint drips running down it, does that make it second rate when compared with the work of our superstars? If a five year old could make it is it still art?
It’s simply overwhelming! Give me the answers!

Exhibited at [5] Palmer Sculpture Biennial – 2012. For more information about the Palmer Sculpture Biennial see: http://palmersculpturebiennial.org/

Detail of 'In case of emergency, break glass'