Exhibition closes this Thursday 17th January so get in quick and find those geese!
Illustration by Angela Keoghan
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!
So the exhibition ‘Places and Chases’ opens this friday and I thought I’d elaborate a little more about my works for this exhibition.
This exhibition continues the themes of exploration and discovery that often appear in my personal work. For this exhibition I developed a fictional narrative around the idea of a Wild Goose Chase which I set in the Victorian era. My characters are on the hunt for the Wild Goose – (a little like the golden variety) but the wild, elusive, curious and playful goose seems to outwit them all every time. Gradually stories of their exploits turn into legends that small children listen to at bed time while hugging their own stuffed toy version of the Wild Goose…
I had a lot of fun creating a large world map of ‘Recorded Wild Goose Sightings’, a botanical illustration, a pattern-like landscape where you can play spot the goose and various other smaller illustrative works.
The opening is 5.30pm this Friday 23rd November 2012 at The Framing Workshop, Siverdale Road, Hamilton. It runs until 18th January 2013.
If you get a chance to see it please drop me a line and let me know what you think!
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!
Here is one of my giclee prints in the current 40 winks show. I was inspired by the recent Frozen Planet TV series and an Inuit Folk tale called ‘The Hunter & the Polar Bear’. The story is about a very poor Hunter who makes a deal with a mythical Polar Bear – if he heals his friend then he will be come a good hunter. I decided to incorporate the mythical 10 legged polar bear – who traditionally would terrorize humanity but in this case I made him friendly. I find the North and South poles very inspiring lately… lots of polar bears and penguins appearing in my sketch books.
Just a reminder… the 40 Winks exhibition opens this evening!!
5.30pm, 126 & 128 Alexander St, Hamilton.
See you there!!
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!
One of my ‘Giant Affairs’ illustrations for sale at the Corban Estate Arts Centre this month.
above: some of my giants.
I Made You A Mixed Tape – is now open for viewing at the Corban Estate Arts Centre, in Henderson, Auckland. The opening went really well – thanks to all those who stopped by! It was great to see so many people are passionate about illustration. There are approx 20 artists in the exhibition and three rooms packed full of work to view and to purchase. I have a few of my explorers prints, more of the isles series and a new series about giants.
Thanks to Anne-Sophie and the Corban Estate crew for inviting me to be a part of it! The exhibition runs till the 4th of March so do have a look see if you get the chance.