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
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
2018- When A Man Snaps Oxford St shopfront installations for HeadOn festival
2019- When A Man Snaps, 583 Elizabeth St Projects, Sydney
2019- Unclear, Becoming Clearer, Manly Art Gallery & Museum
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
Hamton Group – Victoria
2016- works procured by the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, for its permanent collection
Finalist Head On, 2012
Finalist Moran Prize, 2012
Finalist National Photographic Portrait Prize, 2013
Paul Kelly and the Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, 2013
2011 – New Work-Emerging- Visual Arts grant, Australia Council for the Arts