Hi, readers. I’ll just go ahead and skip the part where I fill you in on why I haven’t posted an update in a coon’s age, and instead move right into what I’ve been up to since last we spoke. Short answer: a lot.
I’m back in Melbourne with a vengeance. I’ve enrolled in a course at RMIT to enable me to stay in the country, which mostly just absorbs all of my time and occasionally teaches me a thing or two about digital media. Meanwhile I’ve been keeping terribly busy making new projects to share with you all and keep us spiritually fed.
Recently I participated in a new exhibition ‘Brickwall’ at the ever-evolving outdoor contemporary art establishment Juddy Roller. The space has really grown something fierce in the last several months, and I’m always excited to be a part of whatever new art endeavors the proprietor Shaun comes up with. This show features a veritable grab bag of talent in areas of street and contemporary art and will be rotated on a daily basis, so if you live in the area it’s recommended you go for a coffee at Juddy Roller at least several times a week.
I’ve also had the privilege of contributing to the project Melbourne Underground at Emerald House carpark in South Melb, happening this weekend. Here is a prime opportunity for a “who, me??” moment, as this carpark has been dubbed Australia’s largest private exhibition of graffiti art and features some of the most renowned local and international artists. I myself am not a graffiti artist; I don’t even identify as a street artist, though I do put work up outdoors on occasion. The art I make aims to transcend context, instead deriving its relevance from within itself, whenever and wherever it may occur – be that indoors, outdoors, in physical space or digital space, within the dimensions of a canvas or the sprawling surfaces of an urban setting. That said, to be counted among the some of greatest and most interesting artists around – street or otherwise – is a real honor.
Coming up… a new tabletop for Juddy Roller cafe, Some yet-to-be-produced work at Art Melbourne with Just Another Agency, this year’s ILL-logic, a few private commissions, and so on and so forth! Inhale. Exhale.
I’m also re-designing and re-constructing this website just as soon as I learn how. It’s about time.
Love to you all xx