Link to my PhD paper
My Fireplace, 2014
this first image photographed by James Tapscott, 2014
in studio, 2014
in the Monash Uni studios, 2014
at Yarra Sculpture Gallery, 2015
Had 1 of 5 light works in the Edinburgh Gardens, Clifton Hill, set up and on from 9 p.m. 31st Dec, 2015 running until 12:30 a.m. 1st Jan, 2016. New Year’s Eve event for City of Yarra. So hot for set up but after dark was cooler, cloudy sky helped the work and no rain… so ok in the end. Steady stream of people wandering through to talk to, loads of security, could see city fireworks at midnight…so happy new year! This was a Globelight Inc event and other artists were James Tapscott, Amanda Clarke, Judy Brandt and Sean Diamond.
My work Light in plinth 7, 2015, was hard to photograph but here are a few. It was a steadily moving slow colour-changing Sharpee beam housed in a cube frame of powder coated aluminium on top of the vacant plinth. The beam was programmed to light up its frame and move through the tree foliage mostly but at times circling the plinth on the ground level and above in the sky level.
My work was simple but mesmerising and kids were chasing it though the dark park-scape. Most of the night was spent talking with local people as they walked with family and their dogs throughout the park and enjoying the addition of light art works. They were interested to discuss my ideas behind the work. There was a great sense of community in a park that had previously not been that safe. Thanks Clifton Hill folk for a good night.
In the first week of December 2015 I saw an email about a sculpture show held by the Contemporary Sculptors Association at the Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Abbotsford, …last minute decided to enter and happy to announce a week later won the award….a really pleasant surprise. Big thanks to all those involved: committee who put on the show and Kirsty Grant, Heide Director, who judged the award.
Here is an excerpt from the speeches….
Been working with James Tapscott and other light artists in 2015 to create Globelight Inc a non-profit artist based organisation providing a platform for light art in Australia. Written a blog there, fundraising, call outs, busy times and heading for a group exhibition in August 2016. The line up for that call out has just been announced.
Announcing our 2016 Line-up
It’s that time of year!
We’ve spent the last few weeks pouring over the record number of applications that were sent in by artists and designers from around the country and overseas and have our final selection ready to announce.
Veronica Caven Aldous
Wood & Grieve Engineers
All the applications we received were of an exceptionally high standard and enabled us to put together this absolutely stellar line-up. Globelight 2016 is certain to be a fantastic exhibition representing a significant cross section of what is happening today with the medium of light.
We’ll be updating our website with bios and works from each of these artists early in the new year so be sure to visit often and keep up to date as our 2016 program develops.
Co-curated a launch and exhibition – f generation: feminism, art, progressions with Caroline Phillips and Juliette Peers based at the Mudfest arts festival and George Paton Gallery, University of Melbourne Student Union, from August, 2015.
Drawing on the rich history of George Paton Gallery, Melbourne, this project explored the continuum that is feminist art, 40 years since Lucy Lippard’s visit.