Graydon Gallery, 29 Merthyr Rd, New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Tuesday 21 July - Sunday 2 August
10am - 6pm or by appointment
0409 059 018 or during exhibition only
61 7 3254 2325
The gallery has wheel chair access and there is ample non-metered street parking.
CODE on my BLOG CODE 'gallery' on my website
Top: Privileged Landscape? Oil on linen 80 x 140 cm 2015
Middle: Future Oil on linen 92 x 102 cm 2015
Below: Coded Landscape Mixed media on paper 15 x 21 cm 2015
SHORT ARTIST'S STATEMENT - MY INSPIRATIONS
I grew up, in the 60s and 70s, surrounded by technologyâ€¦and the flat and treeless, but beautifully expansive landscape of the black soil Pirrinuan Plain, situated between Dalby and Jimbour, Western Darling Downs. Although my father was a farmer, his great passion is electronics. He is a HAM
radio enthusiast and my parentâ€™s house was/is full of gadgets and electronic/computer equipment. My Mother tells me that Dad built our first TV on the dining room table in 1959/60. He also built tall aerials to send and receive messages from around the world and we always had communication devices in our vehiclesâ€¦and more. Even though we lived in rural Queensland, the world seemed close because of my fatherâ€™s electronic reach...and this was well before the internet! The relentless distance of my childhood landscape brought land and sky together, thus opening up the universe, especially at night, as a place to travel in imagination.
The paintings in CODE draw upon the inspirations of my childhood landscape as well as my life-long exposure to technology. I draw upon my interests in cosmology and age-old symbols to reflect upon the influence of technology in the 21st century. The paintings are not illustrative or 'artist impression' type images. Rather, they hopefully stimulate wonder and an experience with perspective.