Forest : The Last Stand
acrylic on paper
760 x 560
This work ‘ brattlings ‘ is included in a group show opening on November 2nd 6 -8 PM
CLIMARTE gallery 120 Bridge Road Richmond All Welcome
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Vanishing: once enchanting: achingly beautiful homes to millions of species: rich carbon sinks: lungs of the planet: symbols of our unconscious since forever: beyond critically endangered keys to life on Earth – FORESTS.
The invaluable role that forests play in the Earth’s vital ecosystems is beyond question. Forests need defending like our lives depend on them.
This exhibition maps Australia’s critically endangered forests, honours the communities protecting them and invites new defenders.
With works by Karena Goldfinch, Rod Gray, Pia Johnson, Steve Kuiter, Lucille Martin, Sarah McConnell, Julian Meehan, Jill Redwood, Lisa Roberts, Chris Taylor and Sarah Rees.
Creative Producer, Karena Goldfinch.
Where: CLIMARTE Gallery 120 Bridge Rd, Richmond
When: 2 to 26 November 2022
Opening event: 2 November, 6pm to 8pm
The exhibition will be officially opened by Dr Chris Taylor, renowned photographer and Research Fellow at the Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University.
5 November, 1pm – a public event welcoming children and parents from the Abbotsford Early Learning Centre in conversation with Creative Producer and participating artist Karena Goldfinch and President of Friends of Leadbeater’s Possum, Steve Meacher.
FORESTS: The Last Stand was made possible thanks to grants from The Australia Council for the Arts and the City of Yarra.
LindenNewArt Postcard Show 2020
Linden Postcard Show 2019-2020
This work, Updraft, is part of a project I’ve commenced examining fire in it’s role as a catalyst for transformation in the environment. Fire profoundly affects the human and animal populations in cycles of destruction and regeneration. This has long been the orbit of my artwork but over the coming year I plan to go much further into the ‘haze’ of fire and it’s environmental, mythological, and creative resonance. In this process I propose to simulate and reflect on this catalytic activity in a large range of works spanning sculpture, artist books, fire effigy videos and paintings.
BirdFireHuman will map a Human-Animal convergence. This fire-fusing of Bird-Human DNA constitutes a fictional pseudo-science: OrnithAnthroPyrocology , the hypothesis of the proposal…more to come.
Linden Postcard Show 2019-2020
These four decapitated rogues were in the Linden Postcard Show over summer
InfernoMan Oil on canvas 20 x 25 cm 2019
MobsterLobster Oil on Canvas 20 x 25 cm 2019
Thinking of the mythic almost alchemical potential of the world’s most vital books. How they get burnt, and also etch, burning into the mind’s eye never to be forgotten.
On exhibition in IMAGE AND TEXT the Mildura Writer’s Festival Art Exhibition at The Art Vault
Open July 17
My great great grandfather D L Milne travelled the world as a ship’s carpenter from Montrose, Scotland, before arriving in Australia.
Passing man lighting up other side of venetians at the end of a hard working day
Drawings in ash and rain
This drawing WanderingFlame came about while I was reading Virginia Woolf’s Orlando where references to comets and cosmic tumult were reflecting the grandeur and volatility of Orlando’s personae. Love it. What an extraordinary book.