The first half of 2021 saw me very busy and absorbed, making work for, and curating ‘False Sense of Security’ for The Lock Up in Newcastle. I feel very grateful that it went ahead, when during the second half of the year, so many artists have been frustrated and disappointed with events and shows once again cancelled or postponed. I was going to be taking part in the awesome Cementa festival in Kandos in October but that has been postponed till mid next year. It will be fantastic once it comes around, hopefully by then we can truly enjoy mingling with our peers and soaking up that festival vibe. In the meantime, I have been trying to find a home for a show that is a further development of my Cementa project. I was really inspired by the landscape out west while on residency and hope to make a comprehensive solo show that will still include paintings, but will stretch me outside of my comfort zone into the realm of video, text and object.
I have updated the gallery with images from the Black Bob’s Creek exhibition, but it seems the whole website could do with an overhaul, so I will hold off adding images and text from the False Sense of Security show to the curator page, till that happens.