Currently on show at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre is the inaugural permanent Collection exhibition which runs from 11th June - 24th July. I am proud and honoured to be part of the collection with a set of 5 'Pods', made from paper, sand and other elements found from nature.
I've been making these Pods for various exhibitions for several years now and they have come to feel like my signature sculptural pieces. Each one having a 'character' of its own and reflecting the colours and textures which I find so exquisite in our landscape.
Showing concurrently at the gallery is the 2015 touring Archibald Exhibition with Nigel Milsom's winning portrait titled 'Judo house pt 6 (the white bird)' a striking painting of Charles Waterstreet. My pick of the show would have to go to a small humble self portrait by Leon Hall. Best known for his evocative landscape paintings and figurative drawings, Leon Hall has made a few portraits and self-portraits over the years. ‘I say at the beginning, “I don’t let a good likeness get in the way of a good drawing,”’ says Hall.