“Board” NGV Studio (Melbourne)
My agency curated a mammoth 3 month long show at NGV Studio to coincide with the display of Tony Hallam’s famous personal skateboard collection. Original artwork on skate decks was up from the 12th of Nov 2011 to the 5th of Feb 2012, and also involved the Three Sixty Project (who supplied the decks) to help raise money for their great program. I painted live in the space for three days from 10am-10pm with Makatron from Thursday to Saturday (December the 15-17th 2011).
“Gifted” Gallery 59 (Tauranga New Zealand)
I showed a few unframed paper works at Gallery 59 – this was my first public showing in the homeland (NZ)! The show ran from the 18th of November to the 23rd of December 2011.
“POST APOCALYPSE” with Aramas at Rancho Notorious (Melbourne)
A show with Aramas at Rancho Notorious. The show ran from Oct the 25th to Nov the 7th 2011. The opening night was Thursday the 27th of October from 6-9pm.
“MAD! Melbourne Art & Design Fair” pop up market in Prahran (Melbourne)
On Saturday the 5th of November 2011 was a one day only market in the heart of Prahran, featuring art, design, jewellery, homewares and live music/painting and food on the day.
“In The Cut” (Melbourne)
In The Cut presented In The Cut Volume 3 – a night of music and art at Goodtime Studios in Carlton. One night only, October the 8th 2011!
“Just Another Group Show” (Melbourne)
For the second year in a row now, Just Another Agency held a huge group exhibition at 1000 £ Bend in Melbourne CBD as a side event for Semi Permanent. The show ran from the 20th of Sept 2011 to the 26th, all works between 50cms square and 100cms square. The opening night was the 22nd from 6-9pm. Watch the vid here!
“Sink Or Swim” (San Francisco)
PangeaSeed, a Japanese Shark Conservation Organisation held a group show entitled ‘Sink or Swim’ to raise awareness and funds to help stop the barbaric and cruel practise of shark fin harvesting. This show was held at Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco, it was the first time my work has been shown on the west coast of USA. The show ran from the 23rd to the 25th of September 2011. Here is a set of photos taken at the opening night.
Folk Art | Fine Art (Melbourne)
Brunswick Street Gallery held a group show with an Asian Folk Art theme. I painted a few more works on the Japanese origami paper for this one. The show opened on the 26th of August and ran to the 8th of September 2011.
Paper Thin (Sydney)
Colour by Numbers Gallery hosted a show of works on paper to launch the gallery from the 25th of August 2011 to the 4th of September, at their space on Enmore road in Sydney.
The Sideshow (Melbourne)
A group show of circus sideshow themed works happened at For Walls Gallery inside Miss Libertines in the Melbourne CBD. The show started on August the 3rd and ran until the 27th, 2011.
SOLO SHOW! – EXOSKELETONS (Melbourne)
I held my 3rd solo show this year at No Vacancy Project Space in Federation Square. Working with my recent exoskeleton theme, this show featured a mix of canvas and 3d pieces. The opening night was July the 1st, the show ran from June the 28th – July 10th 2011. You can also watch a preview video for the show here, a vid of the opening night here.
Medium: Vinyl 2011 (Sydney)
Hardware Gallery in Sydney held their annual group show of work on vinyl records from the 20th of May to the 11th of June 2011.
Rose Street Market (Melbourne)
On Sunday the 5th of June I shared a stall at Rose Street Market in Fitzroy (Melbourne) with the clever laser cut jeweller Chris Maxwell. Framed prints, badges, cards and all manner of things were on sale! Rose Street Market is 60 Rose Street in Fitzroy, open Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 5pm. Handmade goodies, live music, food and close to everything.
Beats, Bricks and Pockets (Melbourne)
A fundraising art + music event on Friday the 3rd of June at Donkey Wheel House, for Traditional Healthcare Inc. I donated a small piece for this one.
Urban Art Throw Up (Melbourne)
Brunswick Street Gallery put on a group show with a great mix of street art, illustration, sculpture, even a bit of knit graffiti! The opening night was Friday May 27th and the show ran until June 9th, 2011
Get Trucked 2011 (Melbourne)
Just Another Agency hosted their regular charity show Get Trucked at No Vacancy Gallery’s Project Space in Federation Square. With the proceeds going to Camp Quality, many artists painted on trucker caps, all priced at $60. The show opened on May 8th 2011 and ran until the 15th, opening night was the 12th of May from 6-9pm.
Uchiwa Fan Fundraiser (Adelaide)
Espionage Gallery in Adelaide hosted a week long fundraising exhibition to raise money for the Japan Appeal. 50 artists painted on paper fans, each priced at $60 and 100% of the funds raised went to the Red Cross. The show opened on Thursday the 5th of May 2011 and ran to the 12th of May
Ladie Killerz (Melbourne)
Ladie Killerz was a weekend long, travelling festival, celebrating ladies and their killer skills in all things art, music, film and graffiti! From Friday 29th April – Sunday May 1st 2011 at One Five Faction, 1-5 Wightman St Footscray.
This Little Teapot (Sydney)
In the same vein as last year’s ‘This Little Piggy’ show of art on ceramic piggybanks, was ‘This Little Teapot’. Curated by Rebecca Murphy, this time we painted on ceramic teapots! More info on Rebecca’s website here. The show was held at Paper Plane Gallery in Rozelle, Sydney and ran from April the 13th to May the 1st 2011.
‘Open Eyes’ at Art in Mind (London)
The Brick Lane Gallery held a group show from March 30th to April 10th 2011.
Up The Bend
Rancho Notorious, the brand new space upstairs at 1000 £ Bend in the Melbourne CBD had a grand opening show! Saturday 19th March, 6-9pm.
Just Another Female Skateboard Exhibition
One Five Faction held the after party for Just Another Female Skateboard Competition 3, and an exhibition with a bunch of ladies painting on decks. I’d never painted on one before. The show opened Thursday the 10th of March and ran until the 28th 2011.
I put some works on paper into Brunswick Street Gallery’s Drawn, a group show featuring about 25 artists. The show ran from the 4th to the 17th of March 2011.
Toy to the World
Along with many other local and international artists I took part in Toy to the World, an auction to raise funds for the Victorian AIDS Council. We transformed a vinyl bear toy into a unique piece of art! My bear won 3rd place in the competition for creativity. You can see images of the entries on Invurt here. The exhibition was part of the Midsumma Festival and took place from Jan 17th – Feb 6th 2011, at 45 Downstairs in the Melbourne CBD.