PROJECTS current and past
Meet Muttaburrasaurus. Australia's oldest and largest dinosaur at 100 million years old and big.
This project was run by Ewin Wood of Natural History Productions in another studio at Lot 19 and was part of the team bogging and painting all the bones. This was the last of 5 casts made in the 70's. There was a lot of remodelling to do to change the animation of Moota and for the steel armature within the legs, pelvis and spine. An engineer's dream along with the palaeontologist's too.
Moota now resides in the Canberra Museum as you enter. Pretty impressive. Heres a link to the time lapse of the process and one for the ABC story http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-04/road-trip-for-a-muttaburrasaurus-from-castlemaine-to-canberra/8852078
NMWmade is a new ceramics business in personally hand made dinnerware for limited edition table settings and people.
The first series is called "From the ground up" followed by "The white series".
This brings together a love of food, family, friends and strangers in conversation and in combination with a table and its ceramics.
For further details please have a look at www.nmwmade.com
Siteworks - Bundanon Trust NSW
This is a Jude Anderson concept that I co designed and then constructed. This is an interactive work based around the umvelt which is the world as it is experienced by a particular organism, in this case the human.
Giant Chandelier 2015
The Village Winter Festival
Music, physical theatre, circus, storytelling, visual art and the uncategorisable all found their place within one of the highly decorated tents, or out in the open park or around the communal fire. This is the Winter Festival in Castlemaine. One of Castlemaine's finest Gatherings.
I was commissioned to create the Giant Chandelier by The Village and with the amazing skills of rigger Nik Ransom we hoisted her above the people and between the tree's. Truly Awesome!
Photo by the amazing Richard Baxter.
One Tree Many Leaves
This is a project born out of personal philosophy and will be a constant within my business practice.
At the heart of the grace project is connectivity. We are all connected,
individually shaped and all from the same source.
The ethics of the project are authenticity, integrity and compassion. 25% of each sale supports a local environmental organisation.
You can invest in the graceful motion of giving and receiving by purchasing the grace leaves through this website at $20 plus postage. Just email me.
" You are the Grace Project. Thanks for you."
I Am 2015
Sunnyhaven Disability Service NSW and I have a history of making award winning sculptures!!! This was an interactive work created by all the participants and staff of Sunnyhaven through workshops whilst I was the artist in residence. We drew each others outlines of our bodies and then I bent rio steel to the shape of the lines. We wrapped the steel in UV material for the exhibition. The sculpture now stands at Sunnyhaven and we have concrete rendered the steel and painted it brightly. We won the following awards -
Peoples Choice Award.
Harmony Awareness Award.
My work continued with Sunnyhaven with 'Works on Paper' as part of an exhibition across 5 venues developed by the Bayside Council in December 2017. We will be putting together our EOI for the next Bayside Festival in April 2018. Its very exciting!!!
River Rites 2015
A celebration of our cultural connection to country, River Rites is a 'neo pagan rural rite'. It combines extraordinary disguise making from repurposed materials found on Berri/Barmera farms and natural environs with filmmaking, photography and performance.
In September 2015 River Rites moved through the central streets of Berri to the Berri Field Day and culminated in participatory installation at the River Land Art Gallery.
River Rites celebrated the 'spirit of place' for Murray River communities - its geographies, time cycles, stories, cultures and people.
In farming communities facing rapid change, cultural gatherings play an important role in joyously strengthening connections whilst acknowledging and celebrating singular stories of courage and resilience.
River Rites was such a gathering - a contemporary and localised invention of a rural rite that allows the imagination to run wild and resist the industrialisation of human spirit to celebrate and joyfully honour the resilience of Australian rural communities.
River Rites draws on the worldwide cultural tradition of exhibitions and performances tied to seasonal revolutions, cyclical change and folklore in the form of elaborate disguises and publicly celebrated rituals. These rites link residents to their past and a future where their resilience is feted and their spirit of place is ‘unleashed’.
Photos by Julie Milowik.
Maidenii Add 2016
This advertisement was a spinoff of Jude Anderson's (Punctum) River Rites project in South Australia 2015. Gilles Lapalou (vermouth maker) requested 3 outfits using strawberry gum, wattle and wormwood. These are the the important parts of the ingredients to create the sweet, dry and classic vermouth.
I redesigned the outfits and pattern from my original River Rites project El Nino Disguise 2015. The model is Michael Muir and the outfit was made to fit his 6ft 5" frame in 3 separate shots then photoshopped together. The photographer is the amazing Julie Milowik.
Unpredictable environments, unexpected structures, nomadic geographies, holding rooms, gathering points, repositories, refuges and accommodations,12 artists, 4 cultural exchanges, a complex of emerging art forms and a breadth of works inhabited La Maison Folie in unanticipated ways for MONS 2015. Jude Anderson
I participated in this project to watch and learn from Artistic Director of Punctum, Jude Anderson. My role also involved cross culinary collaboration using traditional indigenous foods incorporated by the Belgian chef who developed dishes for our performance residency. This was an incredible way to witness the creative processes across cultures and creative platforms and collaborations from the pre-planning in 2013 to the finished works in 2015.
This is a maquette for a sculpture to be made large scale. Overhead. Each piece would also be kinetic to move with the wind. This requires engineering and weightlessness. There are 9 pieces in the mix. They would spin with the wind and maybe even become a playground for children and performance space for dancers and live artists. If they could generate their own electricity to be stored during the day and lit at night? so many potentials. If anyone knows engineers or scientists that would like to collaborate on this piece, I would love to talk.
The idea has developed through participating in a pilot group called 'Skilling in Belonging' at Loddon Prison. It involves conversations with long term prisoners whom no longer have many networks if any because of the duration of their sentence.
Iron Horse fire Festival 2017
operation hawkweed 2018
This was a collaboration with Natural History Productions for Melbourne University. We created 300 specimens of the Hawkweed Daisy to be used in the field by students as identification props specific to weed control to protect Australia's Native Flora.
Each flower consists of 3 layers of acetate petals sized at 2 x ten cent sized and 1 x 5 cent sized. Each cut with 12 petals. What a job that was! Small bunches of fine filaments were used for the stamens and the centre was a small plastic flower. All the individual pieces were glued and mounted on a 2mm wire and glued into the cast buds. Copper wire was welded together for the stems. All the stems and flowers were individually painted with oil paint for UV resistance. There little babies took 300 hundred hours to create and will save our native flora. Many thanks to the Melbourne University students who are on the frontline doing this.