Local Walk

Found marks and objects lately in Melbourne.

Borders, chimney, Prahran.

Shop wall, Prahran.

Cross the Line, Preston.

Found shoe, Preston.

I’m not down, by The Clash

'I've been beat up, I've been thrown out
But I'm not down, I'm not down
I've been shown up, but I've grown up
And I'm not down, I'm not down...'

Dirty Filthy Painting

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Dirty Filthy Painting
Byron School of Art (BSA) Project Space
112 Dalley Street, Mullumbimby

8 - 20 September
OPENING Friday 8 September 2017, 6-8PM

Curated by Michael and Meredith Cusack


L-R Terri Brooks, Sally Anderson, Brent Hallard

L-R Robert Dunne (Ire), Miles Hall

L-R Josie Kidd Crow, Fiona Lowry, Moya McKenna, Julie Frager, Terri Brooks, Sally Anderson

David Quinn (Ire)

Mostyn Bramley-Moore

L-R Helen O'Leary (Ire) on table and wall, John Smith

Shades of Grey

Shades of Grey 3
17 August - 24 September
OPENING Thursday August 17 6.30-8pm

Kim Anderson, TJ Bateson, Louise Blyton, Elisabeth Bodey, Terri Brooks, Raymond Carter,
Magda Cebokli, Kubota Fumikazu, Louise Gresswell, PJ Hickman, Oliver Hutchison,
Shelley Jardine, Wendy Kelly, Emma Langridge, Shannon McGrath/Marcus Piper,
Peter Summers, Wilma Tabacco, Graeme Thompson, Tom Vincent, Andrew Weatherill,
Ian Wells, Katherine Westfold.

123a Gipps Street

Many of the artists take a meditative, immersive approach to their practice, performing repetitive or incremental actions to form work using a generative or accretive method. Form and line may relate to music, syncopation, a mapping or charting of time, space and place. Others take meditative thought and ideas as their subject, exploring and employing notions of mindfulness and transcendence. Still others provide a space of clarity and contemplation. offering a respite for the eyes and mind.

The expansive interval between hand and eye, marks made and perceived is explored and presented in myriad forms, providing a location for silent reflection.

Selected installation photos:

Peter Summers

PJ Hickman

Louise Blyton

TJ Bateson


Kathy Westfold

Emma Langridge

Ray Carter

Kelly Jardine

Group Formalism

Craig Easton

PJ Hickman artist talk

PJ Hickman

Peter Adsett

Peter Adsett

Antonia Sellbach

Peter Summers

Aaron Martin

Robin Kingston

Denise Green

'Group Formalism', Bundoora Homestead, Northern Melbourne to June 18.

'Group Formalism brings together artists who explore abstraction and formalism, often in reductive ways through colour, symbols, line, shape and texture. The exhibition seeks to question to what extent our perception of the world and indeed abstraction, is governed by our own personal and subjective triggers. It also examines the role of language and semiotics in the development and appreciation of abstraction. The featured artists are Peter Adsett, Craig Easton, Denise Green, PJ Hickman, Robin Kingston, Aaron Martin, Antonia Sellbach and Peter Summers. Curated by Jeremy Gales.'

Originally posted as a feature exhibition on RNPG (Reductive, Nonobjective Private Gallery) FB.

Phyllida Barlow

Phyllida Barlow

Phyllida Barlow

Phyllida Barlow 'Juliet Balcony' Venice, British Pavilion.

Phyllida Barlow, at 73 was chosen to represent Britain at the Venice Biennale, 2017. Barlow taught at the Slade School, London, for forty years and was a little known artist until picked up by a mega international gallery. Great to see a senior woman artist getting due recognition. Bravo.

Alexandre da Cunha

Monolith II, 2011, plaster and foam, 70 x 50 x 10 cm.

Kentucky Pied, 2012, de Poule II, mop heads, dye, fittings.


Louise Gresswell

Untitled, 2016, acrylic, stitch and found zip, 45 x 40 cm.

Melbourne based artist Louise Gresswell originally trained at the Chelsea College of Arts, London. She is currently completing an MFA at RMIT University. In this series she was experimenting with soaked canvas.

Doug Wright

'Veil', recent water colour on paper, 24 x 37.5 cm.

Large recent painting...

'Near Newlyn' 2016, oil on linen 150 x 150 cm.

'Cooling' 2010, encaustic on linen 117 x 92 cm.

Dough Wright.

Doug Wright, b 1944. Former lecturer in painting at the University of Ballarat. A colourist, I often think with a European palette. The work is landscape derived, the best examples having a 'presence' in person. His out put is varied at times but this represents a genuine enquiry into intuitive painting.
'I feel in my work that I struggle to find a correspondence with the world, to put yourself into the greater nature and to engender a sense of being able to empty and fill space. I set about loosing oneself in the process of painting and try to reach a heightened state in search of a different and somewhat profound insight.' Doug Wright, Australian artist.

Mount Eagle Subdivision

The location of Summit Park is where the Heidelberg School (impressionists) lived.
Chiefly Streeton, Roberts and Conder at the beginning.

Outlook Park

Open space off The Eyrie

Outlook Drive Reserve

Walter Burley Griffin and his partner Marion Mahony Griffin were two American Chicago based architects of the Prairie School. Both architects worked for Frank Loyd Wright for some years. Together, they won the tender to design Canberra, ACT. In Melbourne, 1915, they designed The Mount Eagle subdivision, now Eaglemont. The street planning followed the undulation of the land and incorporated stone walls and private parkland - a garden design. This is all four communal spaces of the Griffin's subdivision as they are today.

Edna Walling

'Appledore', Eaglemont

Edna Walling

Edna Walling garden 'Appledore', 1936, Eaglemont - one of the few gardens by Walling remaining in the suburb. Walling, a prolific horticulture writer, became one of Victoria's best known landscape artists incorporating local plants and stones into her irregular plantings. 

'Walling began her career in 1919 after graduating from Burnley Horticultural College. She sought to achieve a unity between house and garden, and was influenced by Italian and Spanish gardens in her use of pergolas, walls, steps and paths.' State Library of Victoria.