Wednesday, September 26, 2007

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video

wait 2007 (forth video in the series) I have a high quality DVD version if anyone would like a copy let me know.

OPEN

Still Moving, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, 19th September - 13th October 2007

Gallery 3



the transit of venus



around about, imperfect patterns


the sky silver, imperfect patterns



the sky silver, wing it, imperfect patterns


Gallery 1



new day



new day, imperfect pattern



abridged, new day, imperfect pattern


Gallery 2



helter skelter



bale, imperfect pattern




bale

(all works 2007)

Monday, September 03, 2007

news

'Still Moving', an exhibition of new 3D works, is due to open at Andrew Baker Art Dealer, 26 Brookes Street Bowen Hills on the 19th of September, please come and meet the artist (that's me) for drinks from 6:00pm on the 28th of September. A beautiful 40 page catalogue of these new works has been published by Andrew Baker (thank you Andrew) and is available from the galley (and the Gallery Store at QAG).

...more photos of SPUN.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

more images






























'Yes, there were times, when I had doubts'

As of 5:45 last night SPUN is DONE. It is a times like these (and when love is in the air) that I find myself singing the big numbers to myself, 'I'm still standing', 'I will survive' and ' I did it myyy wayyy'. Yes, 'at first I was afraid, I was petrified', I'm not quite sure what to do with myself now that I don't have to worry about riggers and welders, thankfully the show coming up will soon get me back to work. I will try to organise a little party at Southbank soon so you can all come and see it.












Sunday, July 22, 2007

STILL MOVING

A sneak peek at some work for 'Still Moving', September 2007 at Andrew Baker Art Dealer 26 Brookes Street Bowen Hills. Three of the works from this show will then go on to the ARC Biennial at QUT Art Museum, Gardens Point (don't know which yet) opening in early October.



as yet untitled, 2007, stainless steel wleded mesh, 95 x 56 x 63cm (approx.)



Imperfect Pattern XLI, 2007, matt board, 43 x 32x 6cm



At work on a cold Saturday morning, in my very warm ugg (woops the americans own ugg, and all dirivatives) boots (thank you Leonard).

meanwhile...

Work is starting to progress again now that the steel has arrived from melbourne, there are 194 panels that need to be folded, welded and galvanised, RPM are hard at work to get everything done by next Friday.






This is about 1/6 of the total, they are awaiting their trip to the galvanisers.

Monday, July 09, 2007

delay, delay delay

appologies that I have not updated the blog, things are not exactly going to plan at the moment. The concrete component is complete but the steel fin has been delayed causing all manner of headaches, the work will be complete in due time and it will be magnificent but until such time i will just have to wait.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Day 3

The work was supposed to be complete in 3 days, by mid morning Saturday it was obvious that this was not going to happen. All of the pieces are now on site and ready but it will take one more day before this phase of installing SPUN is complete.







slow and steady

Day two of installation, rain for the 24 hours after the first day of installation meant a two day delay to our progress, the pieces get larger as they move towars the street end of the work.
















View from a first story balcony, as yet I have not been able to get any higher, I look forward to seeing the view from the 6th floor..



Thursday, June 07, 2007

so far so good

Tuesday the 5th of June the first 9 pieces of concrete were installed with less difficulty than I had expected. Tuesday night and Wednesday it rained almost nonstop, the footing is currently under 12cm of water, I am not sure when work will resume, but I am pretty confident when it does the rest (21 pieces to go) will happen without too much trouble.
Mulherin Rigging and Cranes are installing the work and doing a beautiful job. I am just standing around taking photos, trying to look busy and doing my best to stay out of their way.













Monday, June 04, 2007

A Little Support

These are the support units that will hold the
steel 'skin' that is to come.
each unit has between 4 and 13 pieces that need to be welded up.
there are around 100 support pieces, in 9 different configurations,
some with left hand and right hand variations.
Rocklea Pressed metals are making these and the skin pieces
(The Locker Group are cutting and perforating the 'skin ' pieces in Melbourne,
which will be put together by RPM in Brisbane.)




Friday, May 18, 2007

let the concrete flow free


The concrete pannels are almost all poured,
just a few small pieces waiting to be
completed
preparing a mould




the first finished piece

Monday, March 26, 2007

kept in suspense

two new works for 2007
currently working on similar, larger works









new day, ply, thread, brass, 44 X 44 X 38cm, 2007









currently untitled, ply, thread, brass, 34 X 38 X 19cm, 2007