"I have an impulse to make art, I cultivate instinct and nurture the relationship between the conscious and subconscious mind and employ them to invent and transcend the mundane."
I have an impulse to make art, I cultivate the interplay between the conscious and unconscious mind and employ them to invent and transcend the mundane. For me the practice of art is a rebellion against apathy, I use it to subvert the predictive nature of my thoughts and explore the relationship between instinct and ideas of purity.
I invent worlds and individuals that find themselves in diverse situations amongst themes of individuality, resilience and marginal relationships and the friction between ideals and feelings of incompatibility with the status quo. Presented in a range of mediums including, painting, moving image, poetry film, music, ink drawing, mixed media installations, projections, paste ups, street art murals and published writing.
Writing is a foundation of my work and is a very visual experience resulting in vivid imagery which easily translates to my visual and moving image work, giving my writing life beyond the page.
For more than a decade I have conceived and delivered an array of video art, painting, urban projections, street art murals, installations and composed spontaneous poems for the public on my typewriter for Local Government, Arts organisations, festivals and solo exhibitions. I have also published a book of poems and featured in numerous journals.
I am always seeking to discover new ways to apply my experimental ethos to engage audiences and push the boundaries of my art. I have successfully produced a number of innovative projection installations that respond to place and illuminate and transform environments into captivating visual canvases and poetic soundscapes.
Most recently, I produced a solo exhibition at Newmarch Gallery consisting of paintings, illustrations and projections and delivered a workshop, ‘Dictation of Thought: Writing for the Surreal’ and a Surrealist Sunday’s event at AGSA in response to the exhibition ‘Dušan and Voitre Marek: Surrealists at sea’.
2021 Backbone, Newmarch Gallery, Adelaide
2020 Outside Light, Mixed Creative, Adelaide
2019 Outside Light, Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide
2018 Outside Light, Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide
2018 Square Eyes, Gallery M, Adelaide
2018 Shiver, City of Adelaide Street Projection, Adelaide
2017 Street Poetry, La Lorientaise, Adelaide
2017 Street Poetry Illuminations, City of Adelaide, Adelaide
2016 Street Art and Poetry, Holden Street Theatre, Adelaide
2016 Street Art Poetry Mural, Soldiers Memorial Gardens, Adelaide
2015 Object Words, Entropy, Adelaide
2015 Street Art Poetry Project, City of Adelaide, Adelaide
2012 The Individual, SALA, Adelaide
Selected Group Exhibitions
2023 Beauties and Beasts, The Main Gallery, Adelaide
2022 Art Works, Adelaide Town Hall, Adelaide
2021 11th Prospect Portrait Prize, Newmarch Gallery, Adelaide
2020 Submerge, PraxisARTSPACE, Adelaide
2018 Luminosity, ANAT, Adelaide
2016 The Animal & The Man, SALA in the Square, Adelaide
2014 Subtext, SA Writers Centre - Adelaide Fringe Festival,
2009 Format+2%=Big!, Format, Adelaide
2009 Moment Versus Momentum Rotterdam, Rotterdam
2007 INTENT, Queens Theatre, Adelaide
2021 Finalist, 11th Prospect Portrait Prize, Adelaide
2020 Finalist Hombres Videopoetry Award, Italy
2020 Finalist, Newlyn PZ International Film Festival UK
2019 Finalist, Ó Bhéal Poetry-Film competition, UK
Presented Workshops & Artist Talks
2021 Dictation of thought - Writing for the surreal, AGSA, Adelaide
2021 Backbone - In conversation, Newmarch Gallery, Adelaide
2018 Rattle, ANAT - Luminosity Commission, Adelaide
2014 Poet-in-Residence, SWSA, Adelaide
Poetry Film Festivals
2021 The Wrong with InAbsentia, Italy
2021 Festival Fotogenia Vol:3, Mexico
2021 10th International Video Poetry Festival, Athens
2021 REELpoetry/Houston TX, U.S.A.
2020 Midwest Video Poetry Fest, USA
2020 ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival, Germany
2020 Hombres Videopoetry Award 2020, Italy
2020 Newlyn PZ Film Festival, UK
2020 International Short Film Festival Music & Fashion VII Edition, France
2020 The Reel Poetry/Houston TX, USA
2019 Festival Fotogenia Vol:2, Mexico
2019 The Wrong, Italy
2019 The Lift-Off Sessions, UK
2019 All Together Now: A Celebration of Art, Film & Music!, USA
2019 Poetry + Video, Australia
2029 Newlyn PZ International Film Festival, UK
2008 How Do You Want The Fire To Leave You?
2017 Red Fez
2017 ‘This World Turns Tightly’
2017 Rochford Street Review
2016 The Mind[less] Muse
2016 UniLife Magazine
2013 Rabbit Journal
2010 Australian Reader