This is why I paint Dingoes. We need our apex predators.
This series is ongoing in 2016 exploring all aspects and moods of the Dingo! And you can order my limited edition Alpine Dingo cup through craft Victoria
To place an pre-order for my Alpine Dingo cups ($34) call Sara or Hannah Presley on 0452 399 935 to arrange. Or pop into the craft shop.
I’m working for the Torch, which is a program that sees me working with recently released Victorian base Indigenous prisoners, both men and women. They are supported to build their art careers, by exhibiting, commissions, entering art prizes, and being exposured to contemporary art practices by visiting exhibitions etc. I’m still employed as a casual which is a bit temporal, and it’s hard some days because my artists have alot going on in their lives and art is not always given the same priority as when they painted inside and had regular classes. They change contacts often too, which is a bit frustrating. But despite life issues, some of our artists are in major gallery collections like the NGV, and others have very successful art practices, which can only contribute to cultural and personal self esteem.
For more information visit: http://www.thetorch.org.au……..
Frida Khalo said ‘I never painted my dreams, I painted my reality’ and it’s the title for a Koori art show that explores the diverse practices of a group of artists who are all confident in their art and culture. Here is my piece, The Dingo Circle, and for this work I use Ngarigu text to highlight and add to the visuals….enjoy……and watch this space for more updates..and news!!
These are the final 3 images for an animation project for a barber shop in Sydney Rd Brunswick. Watch out!
Is it Indigenous Art? Of course. This is how I dream and then walk with in it with a Ngarigo global stride. Enjoy
Jones, Kent Morris, Steaphan Paton, Steven Rhall, Warwick Thornton, James Tylor, Peter Waples-Crowe, Arika Waulu, Raymond Zada
Reframed explores the role Aboriginal Australian artists are playing in reconstructing accepted ideas about history, connection country and identity through photographic processes. Guest curator, Kent Morris has selected artworks that that question aspects of the dominant colonial mindset and challenge stereotypes of what defines Aboriginality. By establishing their own cultural agency behind the lens, the artists develop a dialogue that presents alternative perspectives and ‘reframes’ the lived experiences of Australia’s First Peoples.
Bad luck Peter, you were not a winner this year. Heaps more entries and a cluttered hang made for an average gallery experience. My work was exhibited too low. Oh well..you lucked it out last year. People’s choice. 2015.
A commission that I have struggled with but it has now reached its conclusion with an unusual composition and colours. It’s glittery too