Gothic to Sublime at Cascade Gallery

Cascade Gallery in Maldon has a new exhibition with the theme of Gothic to Sublime,  in parallel with the Goldfields Gothic – Festival of Dark Ideas (1-3 July 2022 in Maldon). The exhibition is open until 31 July, and I have a few pieces in it, in the company of works by Philomena Carroll, Hilary Finch, Terry Taylor, Sharon West, Jill Kempson, Liz Sullivan, Stephen Tester, John O’Loughlin, Julie Andrews, Lydia Poljak, Joel Sorensen, Zoe Amor and Jeff Gardner.

Cascade is located in a historic church at 1A Fountain Street, Maldon, Victoria.  Opening hours are Thurs – Sun from 10 am  to 5 pm. Ph. 0408 844 152

During the festival the gallery is also holding “Drawing the Gothic” workshops for adults and under 16s, which can be booked through the Goldfields Gothic program.

One of my sculptures in the exhibition, The Silent One & The Noisy One:



The Gleeful Horse by Alise Muok

Remember the Gleeful Horse? Here he is, still smiling, by the talented Alise Muok. I love the unravelling ribbons and how he looks like he belongs to the world of old toys and games.

You can see some of Alise’s science-related art and read about her microbial research at alisemuok.com.

The Gleeful Horse by Alise Muok


Lovers’ Lane coloured

Here’s the first piece of the coloured version of Lovers’ Lane. It will be an edition of eight. I haven’t decided yet whether to stick with blue/green for all of them or vary the colours.





Meet Jack, the new hare around here. He’ll be going to the foundry soon. ‘Here’ is, by the way, Australia. We moved back a few months before Covid happened, so had time to settle in before battening down the hatches.


Pond progress 2

Not quite finished cosmetically but fit for purpose, as it now has tadpoles — couldn’t get a pic of them, though.


Maldon Art Walk

“Lovers’ Lane” (previous post) is in this year’s Maldon Art Walk, from 16-31 March, in which the streets of the historic town will display over 40 artists’ work in shop windows and public venues. Debra  Goldsmith and Heather Ellyard are featured guest artists.  The opening is at 5pm on 16th March at the Maldon Neighbourhood Centre, corner of Church and Edwards streets, and there’s a twilight guided tour on 23rd March at 6pm (details here). Many thanks to lovely Maison Maldon for hosting my work!


New Work

Two new bronze pieces, “Lovers’ Lane” and “Bluebird”. When I first made the model for Lovers’ Lane it wasn’t holding anything, just gesturing in the air — then eventually the second mask came along. Bluebird’s colour is a pigmented patina. I want to get some better photos, but these will do for now.