• Hot off the bench

    November 19, 2013


  • The Fashion Archives Issue Six

    November 5, 2013

    Ari1984 The Fashion Archives  is an online publication dedicated to Queensland fashion and is created by Madeleine King and Nadia Buick.  There is a new issue each fortnight with original and commissioned content from designers, artists, historians and industry leaders – so it’s well worth subscribing to.

    The Fashion Archives in house questionnare really had me thinking about what Queensland fashion is and what fashion means to me. An old photo was requested for the questionnare and I found this one from 1984. Sweet 19 sporting a handmade and hand painted pattern cotton blouse I made. The perm came soon after that. To read more click on link

  • ‘Rockheads’ Opens

    July 29, 2013

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    July 24, 2013

    rockhead1I am pleased to announce my new painting show titled ‘RockHeads’ opening at Edwina Corlette Gallery, Tuesday 30th July.  The starting point for this work is about rocks, minerals and object collecting.  I enjoy working with steel as a canvas because it allows me to be very physical with the work – scraping, rusting, depositing paint, erosion, sanding, layering – all feel like geological processes within themselves. I deconstruct and reconstruct  faceted forms to rocks, minerals and found objects collected from a field trip, a walk on the beach or a flea market. I have been working steadily all year on this show so it’s a relief to see it finally finished. No post exhibition blues here.  This time around I also had the luxury of a painting studio space (more about that later). So please join me for a drink Saturday afternoon 3rd August 2-4pm.

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  • Painterly Plastic

    July 23, 2013

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    The shapes remind me of my brushwork in 3D. Sorting, selecting, composing and pairing is addictive. So I’m off to Stradbroke Island to collect more beach plastic. Each shape is supremely tumbled with pumice and worn into lovely velvety shapes – all this from plastic.  Straddie plastic, silver bar, hoops  $99


  • Six Jewellers Six Ways

    July 11, 2013

    endofdayflotsamMy work came togther at the 11th hour. The painting definitely came first since I am working on my painting show at Edwina Corlette Gallery. Opening in two weeks! So I wanted to have a go at painting some of my jewellery. I got as far as cutting the metal shapes and then we went to Stradbroke Island for a few days. In our final hours we went to South Gorge beach and I was shocked and awed by the sheer amount of pumice and plastic that had filled the gorge beach. I immediately connected the plastic shapes and colours to my brushwork.  I started collecting like mad. It was quite a contrast – the pumice with the plastic. Different origins but they travelled together and deposited on this beach because they share the same density.

  • Pearls on leather

    June 4, 2013


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