Archive for March, 2014

SA Living Artists (SALA) 2013

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014



My workshop is located in the local government area of Norwood Payneham & St Peters and as a local artist I was invited to participate in their SALA event at the NP&SP Town Hall.

My work, ‘Artist’s Statement, Self-Portrait’ was noticeable at the Town Hall.


Heysen Sculpture Biennial committee

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

HSB logo colour


In late 2012 I joined the all-volunteer Heysen Sculpture Biennial committee and was elected chair of the committee. The committee has the task of planning and executing the biennial exhibition.

I was a participating artist in the 2012 HSB. Now, late March 2014, we are about half-way through the current 2014 exhibition at The Cedars located outside Hahndorf. The Cedars is the historic former home and studio of Sir Hans Heysen, one of Australia’s best known painters.

The 2014 HSB was opened on February 23 by Tracey Lock-Weir, Curator of Australian Sculpture & Paintings at the Art Gallery of South Australia. This year’s exhibition runs until April 27, each day except for Mondays. Well worth visiting. See the HSB website for details.

Dr Christine Nicholls wrote the catalogue essay for this years HSB, and she reviewed the exhibition online in The Conversation. You can read her review, and comments by visitors to The Cedars here.

Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition & Awards

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition & Awards


From October 27 until December 8 my sculpture, Important Work, was exhibited as a finalist at the Yering Station 2013 exhibition. I had the distinction of my work being adjacent to the prize winner. So close, yet so far away…


2013 was a challenging year…

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

I didn’t get a lot of work done in 2013 due to two major health issues.

Early stage and contained prostate cancer detected in mid-March, confirmed late May, treated late August. Papillary thyroid cancer detected detected and confirmed early August, removed late August, follow-up nuclear medicine treatment mid-November. Too many doctors’s visits.

Now, March 2014, it’s six months afterwards and both cancers seem to have been successfully treated but regular monitoring is required.

Back to art!