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Adam Goodes portrait

This new portrait of Adam Goodes,  was inspired by our meeting in Sydney earlier this year.  I wanted to capture the essence of  Adam, his sense of humanity and the importance of his connection to his culture and the land.  The mediums I used were a crucial part of this painting, for their material and conceptual reference to the land. I hand ground natural ochres, burned charcoal and included sand and acrylic paint on linen.

Heartland - Adam Goodes

last few days of exhibition

focus forward - michael o'loughlin & adam goodes

focus forward – michael o’loughlin & adam goodes

Last few days to see the exhibition with the portrait painting “Focus Forward -Michael O’Loughlin and Adam Goodes”
60x90cm, acrylic and ochre pigment on linen.

Australian of the Year, Adam Goodes and Michael O’Loughlin,  of the Sydney Swans cofounded the Go Foundation, which offers positive educational opportunities for indigenous youth.

Now showing at Cyclone Gallery, 399 Clarendon St, South Melbourne

An Australia-China Contemporary Arts Exchange

nu yishu series v: viriditas

“Imagine Australia” – The Year of Australian Culture in China 2010 – 2011 ”

The Artists 2000 Foundation Incorporated is proud to introduce a fresh, approach to Contemporary female artists engaging with each other. As an ‘Imagine Australia’ event the Nu Yishu Art Exchange Project focuses on untangling misconceptions about the ‘other culture’ regarding Contemporary Art practise, broadening and opening opportunities for discussion on individual, cultural and social perspectives.

Nu Yishu Series V: Viriditas engages six Chinese and six Australian female artists partnership and collaboration with each artist responding to an artist partner; their art practice, philosophy, theories, techniques and influences, and creating new, fresh, invigorating artworks.

The twelve artists, whose art practices span installation, painting, photography, ceramics, assemblage and performance, from vastly different heritages and language base, are partnered to form six pairs. Each pair, whose art practice consists of different disciplines, for example a Chinese painter and Australian ceramic artist, interact and communicate. The artists are meeting for the first time via catalogues, Cd, website, and translated text. During 2010 they have taken up the challenge to participate in the Nu Yishu Art Exchange Project that culminates in the 2011 Touring Exhibition and Public Program starting in Melbourne and travelling to Tianjin and Beijing.

Australia is a multi-cultural country and Nu Yishu Series V: Viriditas showcases female artists who are rich in cultural diversity, with heritages from Italy, Hungary, France, England and Indigenous Australia.

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Shanghai International Fashion Week 2010

lady and the world, the colourful art exhibition

fashoinweekThis exhibition was part of Shanghai International Fashion Week, World Expo 2010. A selection of Shanghai’s top designers, Pan Hong, Liangzi, Qi Gang, Ji Cheng, Wu Xuekai, Frankie. Xie, Zhang Zhaoda, Guo Pei, Li Xiaooyan designed garments in response to the works of international female artists: Karin Hanssen – Belgium, Gill Bailey – USA, Denise Keele-bedford – Australia, Qingqing – China, Sarah Corynen – Belgium, Christina Ohlmer – Germany, Christine Clinckx – Belgium, Lin Xin – China and Dawn Csutoros – Australia. Well known Italian collector, Jaccassi, also exhibited in the show.

The event explored the relationship between women, the environment, fashion and the city. It was hosted and curated by Shanghai International Fashion Week steering committee, Netease media and Huitai Art Centre, Tianjin.

Black Diamonds 145.5 x 75.0 cm - ink, coal particles on mulberry paper

Black Diamonds 145.5 x 75.0 cm – ink, coal particles on mulberry paper

Pan Hong, whom the Chinese media refers to as “the legendary woman like Coco Chanel” created beautiful garments in response to my two paintings, Black Diamonds. Her design works are widely sought after by celebrities and entertainment stars alike and her tailoring brand PANS is synonymous with a classical elegance of style.

Raf de Smedt, former director of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium delivered the closing address on the opening night, 8th April, 2010 following a fabulous runway show, complete with music, video projections of artists’ works and stunning garments.