Opening Night

Thanks to everyone who came along to the opening of our exhibition Places and Chases! Unfortunately I only remembered to take a few shots before everyone arrived but a least you can see all of our works clearly presented on the wall.

The lovely Sarah Bradley made a time lapse movie of Gary Venn and I hanging our works - as you can see Sarah from The Framing Workshop did most of the work while I just made hand gestures in the air. :) Thanks Sarah!!

Check out her handy work here!

The 'Places and Chases' exhibition is on till the 18th of January 2013 so if you couldn't make it last friday there is plenty of time to stop by The Framing Workshop for look see!

Places & Chases Exhibition

I have been working away on an exhibition which opens next week called 'Places and Chases'. It is a combined exhibition with my very talented illustration friend Gary Venn.  The show will include a series of framed giclee prints of illustrations all of which will be for sale - a great opportunity to get your Christmas shopping done early! The theme of the exhibition is based on exploration, maps and my work in particular involves a Wild Goose Chase -  i will explain a bit more about that soon but for now here is the invite. The show opens next Friday 23rd November, 5.30pm at The Framing Workshop and runs till the 18th of January 2013.

Hope to see you there!

Thanks to Sarah from The Framing Workshop and Mike from Giclee Print Ltd for your support and thanks to Gary for making the poster!

40 Winks...

This is a poster I whipped together for an up and coming illustration show at Draw Inc.  It opens next Friday the 6th of July at 5.30pm, Alexander St, Hamilton. Do come along and check out all the awesome illustrators and their take on the folk tale/dream theme!  I've got a series of giclee prints based on an inuit folk tale about a Hunter and a Polar Bear - with rather too many legs!

Gary Venn and I collaborated on this poster - thanks Gary for your pencil and lettering skills!

Seen and Heard

The 'Out There' exhibition opening at RAMP gallery was great! - thanks to all those who stopped by to say hello. If you haven't seen it yet the show is on till the 10th of August. There are a range of different works from past graduates of Mediarts,Wintec. My friend Gary Venn has some awesome giclee prints and Lynda Wilson had a great take on the recent royal wedding hat wear! Other friends/artists included Hannah Cleland's delightful small hairy house,  Ani Fourie whymiscal painting style, and Jane Siddall's beautiful embroidery works - these are just a few of the great works and artists on show. Do check it out!

Also on at present is an outdoor exhibition at the Waikato Museum called 'Collected Fictions' - which my fellow artist Lynda Wilson took part in - her work called 'Bandits' I think is one of my favourites to date! The minature artworks are displayed in what reminds me of a rabbit hutch structure with separate compartments to view each work. Totally worth a look through and is on display till the 21 August 2011.

Meanwhile lots going on at the moment for me with packing & moving house - planning the building of a new one, also heading back over the seas in a few weeks time so working on multiple tasks to complete before we leave.

This is a small spot illustration i made during the chaos of moving house..

Storylines Festival

Busy weekend last weekend, I also went along to the Storylines Festival - free family fun day! Great day for families to meet NZ childrens book authors and illustrators plus participate in a range of fun activities. I went along to see the illustrators who were stationed at various desks drawing and painting for all the public to see.  I got to chat with Gavin Bishop, Fraser Williamson, Brian Lovelock, Sandra Morris and Dave Gunson. My friend Gary Venn who was short listed for the Storylines Gavin Bishop Award this year, was also there. There was a really nice exhibition commemorating 70 years of Puffin Book Publishing - lots of lovely illustrated covers of stories like Worzel Gummidge, Little Women, Alice in Wonderland etc..