Moly-X29 : Rainbow, I have begun...
Wednesday, June 11, 2008, 03:18 PM - Relationships, Art/Design, Illustration, Moleskine
I have finally finished my part of my Moleskine for Moleskine Exchange 29, I just saw the most recent post and freaked out about mine, but I can't get stressed about it. I have a different style and, well that's how it is.
illustration friday : forgotten
Sunday, June 8, 2008, 10:57 PM - Art/Design, Illustration, Illustration Friday
An image done as an idea for an exhibition in Australia. I have time to think about it, but it is the same idea in subject.
Can you believe I have finished it?
Thursday, June 5, 2008, 04:47 PM - General, Relationships, Art/Design, Illustration, Stores: Etsy, Blue House, Screenprinting, English, French
With much patience and letting me come twice a week from Alain, I have finished the Ern Malley book! I have to have an exclamation mark, because it is necessary.
If you would like to see the work I have done on Ern Malley, have a look at my Flickr Set: Ern Malley, there are scans of the book in there now too. I haven't put them on my website yet, I need more time than Flickr needs to do that, and I am too excited!
If you are at all interested in obtaining a copy of the book, feel free to contact me. I may put one in my Etsy Store soon.
illustration friday: baby
Monday, June 2, 2008, 11:53 AM - Art/Design, Illustration, Illustration Friday
Oh dear, everyone knows how much this topic could brush me up the wrong way, so I am showing you a "baby" monkey running off in haste.
I submitted this illustration to Pocketful Illustration Magazine for their first edition.
small minded neo conservatism still exists concerning the arts
Saturday, May 31, 2008, 11:44 AM - General, Relationships, Politics, Art/Design, Photography
I have been following the astonishing story this week of the photographer Bill Henson and the confiscation of his work from the Rosylyn Oxley Gallery in Sydney due to its "obscene content". I feel like we have descended back into the age of putting big, white bras on the African Ballet in the 1960s or the problems Max Harris had with his publication "The Angry Penguins" spurred by the Ern Malley Affair.
Bill Henson has been working for over 30 years taking similar photographs, I don't understand why all of a sudden he is the focus of such an attack. He is no stranger to controversy, but it still makes me wonder if the neo-conservative ideas and the censoring of artists which was put in place with the Howard Government and the Anti-Terrorism Act still exists even with our newly appointed Labour Government. Maybe, as artists we still have to be wary in Australia.
To read more about this:
SMH: Full Frontal Attack
SMH: Snapshot of a small-minded people
Henson exhibition shut down
He calls the shots, and lets audiences decide
and a new one by Germaine Greer:
The Age : Through a Lens Darkly