The Link - Ginninderry
1 McClymont Way
(adjacent to Strathnairn Arts Association)
Strathnairn ACT 2615
24 June 2020 - 3 August 2020
The recent summer of drought and fire in Australia had an enormous influence on my work, particularly my printmaking. I used the immediacy of the printmaking process to express my sorrow over the losses caused by drought then fire and my anger over the lack of action on the part of policy makers.
As our country recovers from the fires it is easy to forget the terror and the scorching heat, the smoke and the constant threat to health and home, the deaths of millions of animals and the loss of once great forests of ancient trees.
We must not forget that it is necessary for all of us to act to reduce human impact on climate change, so that future inevitable fire events are not so catastrophic as the fires of the 2019/2020 summer. By exhibiting my work after the bushfire season of 2019/2020 I want to remind people of our lost summer, of our lost homes and most especially of the lost treasures of our native habitats.
21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith ACT 2603
26 February 2021 - 14 March 2021
An exhibition of solar plate etchings for International Women’s Day 2021.
In celebration of International Women’s Day a naked woman stands strong in a series of poses calling halt to exploitation, halt to violence, and halt to the idea that the only form of female beauty is young and slim. With age comes wisdom, strength and a supple round body.
For International Women’s Day 2021 my exhibition I AM STRONG is for women to celebrate and remember the need to stand against prejudice and violence and to appreciate their bodies as a sign of a life lived well.
A naked woman stands strong in contrast to the much more usual understanding of women as soft creatures who as they grow older and rounder hide their bodies behind layers of protective clothing.
This woman is depicted in a series of quickly drawn poses, showing her body as strong and supple. The 18 images were created by first drawing ink pen and wash on paper, then transferring the images to metal plates using the solar etching technique, then taking a series of prints onto strong and supple paper using safe wash etching inks.