Honoured to be one of 41 finalists out of 1500 entries in the National Emerging Artist prize 2022. This exhibition and Awards night will open on November 3rd and run til the 13th in the Michael Reid Art Bar 18/80 Pyrmont Street Access: Jones Bay Rd, Pyrmont NSW.

My entry “Onwards ” is a synthetic polymer on canvas study of the AGNSW during the extension period of 2022. The Classical facade and “Offerings of Peace” sculpture are almost obscured behind a utilitarian contemporary barricade. As such this work represents a study of juxtaposed cultures and offers a number of intertextual references including a nod to Tatzu Nishi’s installation in 2009 as part of the Kaldor Public Art Project 19.

On a more obvious level there is also something amusing about the horsie really going nowhere and the ultramarine blue was such a pleasure to paint !

This work was part of a developing series responding to quiet sculptures and architectural embellishments in the Sydney CBD and surrounds.