Paper + Pixel: works on paper
Illustrators Australia exhibition
Collimgwood Gallery 5-19 May
282 Smith St Melbourne
Limited edition archival prints available now in Barebones Gallery. Established 1994, the gallery has a exceptional discerningly curated selection of prints and paintings by local and international artists. Located in Bangalow, a historic village which offers a discreet collection of hip cafes and stylish retail. Well worth the 15 minute drive from Byron Bay.
Couple of spreads from Only Human book addressing domestic violence. One of six ‘stories’.
Blend of graphic journalism and text accounts; all taken from first person transcripts. The illustrated sections are not only less daunting for those who struggle with a lot of words, but ideally will draw in readers who wouldn’t necessarily pick up a book on this critical issue. Using colour, shades of grey, and symbolism, the graphic pages can express internal thoughts, as well as the horror and hope that accompanies domestic violence – feelings common to victims and their families, regardless of all social, cultural or economic differences.
Launch web + print 11.17
Pleasure to work on a commission for Ransom Publishing UK. Series of picture books for challenged readers. Challenge of the brief: images that will engage early teens whose literacy skills are basic. Vocabulary was simple, but illustrations needed to be cheeky, cool, inviting; ensuring the readers recognise themselves and don’t feel self-conscious reading a picture book.
Three images just went off to Ross Contemporary in Chicago. If in the windy city, drop by the lower level of the cool black cube of the Zhou B Art Center.
Zine East @ Ille Arts, Amagansett 20-21 August2016. Curated selection of limited edition zines.
Embers of Extinction (archival pigment print editioned): sold in successful auction for a good cause; NY and East End artists. Sag Harbor.
Gallery show in Springs @ Ashawagh Hall (where deKooning and Pollock opened a bottle – or two or three – and trialled some scrappy canvases on friends and passers-by)
Open from Sat AM, reception that evening. Archival prints, editions of 11.
The first two books in the Wee Charles series, written by Kenneth Hughes, are now on Amazon. Available in hardback, soft cover or as an ebook. Perfect for ages 3-7, they’re full of adventure, fun and a gentle message (and hidden humour for parents reading it over and over).