The images are fleeting and ambiguous, an anticipation of emotional capitulation. The artist's tenderness towards his subjects, whether intended or not, is touching but is also countered by apprehension and speculation about what might happen next.

In each image, there is an atmosphere of melancholy - the painful untold story between artist and subject, between man and the landscape or between the child and the sea.

His images are a yearning for lost memories, missed opportunities or moments of unexpected poetry between strangers.

His grainy, blurred works create a sense of wonder or awe. These are not slick, commercial snapshots of contemporary culture. They are gentle and generous documentations of life.

Prue Gibson, art and fiction writer


SOLO SHOWS

1992 – Portrait exhibition, Salute, Regent Gallery(s) Sydney and Melbourne.

1994 – Portrait exhibition, Lost in Face Regent Gallery, Sydney.

1997 – Portrait exhibition Hidden Salute, Toast 2 Gallery, Sydney.

2007 – As Yet Unclear, Mary Place Gallery, Sydney

2008 As Yet Unclear, (with interpretations), Noosa Regional Gallery, Tewantin, QLD

2009 As Yet Unclear, (with interpretations), Damien Minton Gallery, Redfern, Sydney

2009 As Yet Unclear, (with interpretations), MARS Gallery, Port Melbourne

2010 What Gives, Damien Minton Gallery, Redfern, Sydney

2011 What Gives, MARS Gallery, Port Melbourne

2012 Into the Mystic, Damien Minton Gallery, Redfern, Sydney

2012 Are We There Yet, Retrospect  Gallery, Byron Bay

2013  No Mean Feet, SUN Studios, Sydney

2015- Looking Up,  583 Elizabeth St Projects, Sydney

 

GROUP SHOWS

2004 – Love, Contacts Gallery, Sydney

2010 – Cross Projections, Tusculum House, Sydney

2009 – In the Kitchen Sink, MARS Gallery, Port Melbourne

2010 – A Little Bird Told Me, MARS Gallery, Port Melbourne

2010 – Support, Shapiro Gallery, Sydney

 

COLLECTIONS

Hamton Group – Victoria

2016- works procured by the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra,  for its permanent collection

 

GROUP SHOWS/COMPETITIONS

Finalist Head On, 2012

Finalist Moran Prize, 2012

Finalist National Photographic Portrait Prize, 2013

Paul Kelly and the Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, 2013

 

GRANTS

2011 – New Work-Emerging- Visual Arts grant, Australia Council for the Arts