Deakin Small Sculpture Award

Just had some delightful news — Beau has been selected as a finalist (complete list here) in the 2016 Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award.

The exhibition of finalists runs from 8 June to 15 July with the official opening on Thursday 16 June, at Deakin University Art Gallery, Building FA Holland Avenue (entrance 1 from Burwood Hwy) Deakin University, Melbourne.

Beau can also be found at the Bridget McDonnell Gallery, 130 Faraday St., Carlton, Melbourne.

“Beau (the Boulevardier of Broken Dreams)”
Bronze, edition of 20

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Backyard roo


This lone male kangaroo has been hanging out in my parents’ garden and places nearby. I took the pic while he was focused on eating. When I tried to get a better shot he saw me and looked like he might hop off, so rather than bother him further I made do with this one.


Beau and Crows at Bridget McDonnell Gallery

Exciting news — Beau and the pair of crows, The Silent One & The Noisy One, are now at the Bridget McDonnell Gallery (130 Faraday St., Carlton, Vic 3053, Australia; phone (613) 9347 170; email: [email protected] )


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Arts Open and Contact

Back in Oz again! I will be exhibiting at Arts Open in Castlemaine, Victoria, on March 12-20. The main dates are 12-14 and 19-20, but the Old Gaol, where my stuff will be, will also be open during the week. I’ll have a cell of my own and will be in it as much as possible. Over 100 artists, many open studios and lots of events! See the program online for details.

After that I’ll be going up to Brisbane for Contact 2016, which is this year’s Natcon (Australian National Speculative Fiction Convention). You’ll be able to find me and my work there in the marketplace on 26-27 March. And then I’ll be coming back to Victoria and putting me feet up 🙂


The Silent One and The Noisy One

Two crows, silent and noisy, back from the foundry yesterday. Bronze, about 41 & 34 cm tall, edition of 20. I’m pleased with how they look together.

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Here he is, all finished. Beau — thanks to Kirby Crow for naming him! — the boulevardier of broken dreams…

Bronze, c. 29.5 cm tall, edition of 20.




Carryin’ Crow

I realised that for technical reasons (and money reasons too, given the amount of metal it would have used), the rough crow couldn’t be made as a one-off piece. I’ve hollowed it out to get a relatively thin and even thickness of metal, but the wax is on the soft side, and having taken out armature to reduce thickness I had to add more wax to stop the piece falling apart. Anyway, I’ll talk to the foundry about feasibility and cost today and see what they say.




Off to the foundry today…




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