Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Lepus Australis

I recently submitted an illustration to a group exhibition titled Lepus Australis. The exhibition explores the theme of domestic rabbits within Australia.
The exhibition has been organised by the talented and hard working pair of Emma Leonard and Sally Land.
The show boasts an impressive line up of artists including, Belinda Suzette, Jodee Taylah, Laura Wood and Cat Rabbit.
Lepus Australis will launch tomorrow night (Thursday the 4th of July) between 6pm and 9pm, at the No Vacancy Gallery in the QV building, Melbourne. Feel free to hop in and check out some fantastic art!
If you can’t wait till tomorrow night, you can have a sneak peak at some of the works that will be on display at the Lepus Australis site. 
The exhibition will run until Sunday the 14th of July.  
The image provided for this post was created by Sally Land. 

Monday, October 15, 2012

Hands On Affair

This Thursday night, I will be involved in the launch of another group exhibition. This show is titled Hands on Affair, and it has been organised by Colm Flynn and his wife  Kami Neira. Colm found that at the establishment were he works part time, they were wasting a huge volume of card. Colm decided to put this card to good use. Colm and Kami took as many of these pieces of card as they could and then distributed them to as many artists and illustrators as they could find. The result should be an eclectic and exciting mix of artistic styles and content.

The exhibition is being held at Conduit Arts, at 83 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. Kick off is at 6pm and the launch runs to 9pm. If your in the inner Melbourne area this Thursday evening come on down check out the art and say hello.

To help wet your appetite, I have included a samples of one of my works that will be in the exhibition. For more info on the exhibition click here!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

This is Melbourne exhibition launch

Tonight the This is Melbourne group exhibition launches! The exhibition is being held at the Trades Hall (Bella Union). The night kicks off at 6pm and runs through till 8pm. I had a sneak peak at some of the other pieces that will be in the exhibition when I submitted my work and they look fantastic! It looks like it is going to be a corker of a show! So if you’re in Melbourne tonight, come on down and enjoy the show! Big thanks again to Caitlin Pesky for organsing this most awesome event!  

Historical Animation

I try to submit as often as I can to the loopdeloop animation challenges. This months theme was history, which I thought was a great theme. I managed to create an animation in response to the theme, but was too late in my submission to make the screening at the loop bar. However it did make it on to the loopdeloop website!

You can check out my handy work by clicking here!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Creature Feature

Recently I was involved in a group exhibition titled Creature Feature. As you could guess from the title of the exhibition, the theme of the show was monsters. It was a wonderfully broad theme, that allowed for a wide variety of interpretations by the artists.

The exhibition was organised by two young and talented illustrators by the name of  Amelai Kelso and Kitty Poduska. At the ripe old age of 21, these two artists took it upon themselves to organise an exhibition involving 25 artists! They did a fantastic job and the launch night went off with out a hitch!

The exhibition was held at the No Vacancy Gallery in the QV building. As always it proved to be a great venue.

There was an impressive line up of established and emerging illustrators in the show. These illustrators included: Amz Kelso, Ash Riley, Belinda Suzette, Ben Weatherall, Colm Flynn, Emma Leonard, Daniel Aitkinson, Dev Ravenga, Fabian Hernandez , Jacqueline Gwynne, Jodee Talyah, Josephine Dempsey, Kitty Poduska, Lachlan Millard, Liam Pettet, Lisa Currie, Natalie Hallam, Neil Sanders, Pixie Barnett-Noor, Pod Poduska, Shannon Keane,  Sharnee Taylor, Soft Science, Stephanie Kelso and Taras Semenenko

I opted to create an A1 sized painting in Acrylic for the show (As seen above). The piece is titled Rough- Housing. I took my inspiration from illustrations found in vintage golden childrens books.

It was an incredibly fun topic to paint! So big thanks again to Amelia and Kitty!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

This is Melbourne!

Do not let the title of this entry mislead you! I am not about to post up a parody of the famed scene in 300, where Leonidas looses his cool and hurls a couple of Persians down a well.

No the title of this entry refers to a group exhibition I will be taking part in this September. The This is Melbourne group show will features the work of some of the most prominent creatives in Melbourne. Some of the talented folk who will  be involved included Andrea Innocent, Sarah Strickland and Emma Leonard!

 The exhibition is being organised by the talented textile designer Caitlin Pesky. To find out more about Caitlin and the exhibition, just click on the link here.

The brief for the show was simple; create an A3 image (a print of some sort) based on the phrase This is Melbourne. My response to this brief was to create an illustration of the Nicholas Building. This building seems to be stuffed full of amazingly talented illustrators, artist and designers. I see it as a very important creative hub in the Melbourne CDB. So I thought it would be a good idea to create an illustration of this creative hot spot!

Above is a sneak preview of my illustration. I am hopeful of creating a limited edition silk screen print of this image. That's all the news for now. Cheers.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Logo Design

Above is a concept I came up with for a client, who needed a label for their alcohol importation company. The company is planning on importing sake and potential some rice wine from Japan, so I took my inspiration from Japanese mons. A mon is the Japanese equivalent of a European heraldic symbol. The symbols were used to help identify families or individuals.