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Forest : The Last Stand

brattlings 

acrylic on paper 

760 x 560

2020-22

This work ‘ brattlings ‘  is included in a group show opening on November 2nd 6 -8 PM   

CLIMARTE gallery 120 Bridge Road Richmond All Welcome

go to CLIMARTE for more details

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.

Exhibition details:
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.

Associated event:
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.

 

 

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LindenNewArt Postcard Show 2020

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Incendiary – exhibition in the UK at The Pound, Corsham

 
TheBurningWorld Acrylic on paper 100 x 150cm 2017
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Linden Postcard Show 2019-2020

MagnatePlater oil on canvas

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BirdFireHuman

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. 

Updraft                    Oil on primed plywood shard                   72 x 41 cm                             2019

 

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Linden Postcard Show 2019-2020

These four decapitated rogues were in the Linden Postcard Show over summer

http://lindenarts.org

MagnatePlatter Oil on Canvas 20 x 25 cm 2019
Despot in Fall Oil on Canvas 20 x 25 cm 2019

InfernoMan Oil on canvas 20 x 25 cm 2019

MobsterLobster Oil on Canvas 20 x 25 cm 2019

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TabulaRasa

TabulaRasa
Oil on Canvas 2018
41 x 41cm

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

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Ship’s Carpenter

Ship's Carpenter [asleep in the hold] acrylic on paper 2018
Ship’s Carpenter [asleep in the hold] acrylic on paper 2018
My great great grandfather D L Milne travelled the world as a ship’s carpenter from Montrose, Scotland, before arriving in Australia.

 

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FireLitMan

FirelitMan acrylic on paper 2018

Passing man lighting up other side of venetians at the end of a hard working day

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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.

WanderingFlame graphite on paper 29 x 20 cmT
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Wrath

More Bombings in the middle east this week.. more wrath…

Wrath     oil on canvas 2017

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Collages

This is JupiterShot, a collage I’ve made in the gallery during the Ash exhibition. I draw and paint in such a layered and painstaking way that sometimes it completely blasts the mainframe of my consciousness to make some direct collage.  This work is part of The Book of Fire which you will see more of over time on this site or my instagram