Cultural Product

Cultural Product
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Monday, January 7, 2008

Please order at the counter

Self portrait in food

2007 detail


Amorphic resonance resounds. It is my honour to work as an artist. I get to see, I get to think, watch and observe how it all goes, then I get to react and make work about it. Thank you to every curator has ever given my work a chance. I wish there was more. I wish that there were a hundred more times space and each show included more insights and that it wasn't so clubby. Over the years there have been some extraordinarily great omissions, I guess it is how things go, but I can't help think that if art were more important to the general public we would see greater support, and therefore more diverse work.

Sunday, January 6, 2008


It begins with a bowl made of cornflakes, and it never ends in this land of plenty. So much thrown away, so much produced, so much to collect!
The plastic house was found and filled with wooden blocks that Ron had left over from his install...they all fit in perfectly.
The strange turquoise plastic pen was found. It is a lap-band sugery promoter, by some pharmaceutical company, and was PERFECT in colour and content for my installation. It matched the neon around the corner from the gallery, on the local club, and it matches today's get thin quick ideals. And I found it while working on the project. When I gave a talk about the show, although to me it was a seminal piece, I neglected to say it. So here it is! Any questions?

Install view

Saturday, January 5, 2008


Hot glue works in Small Mall
2.Workshop participants (with glitter on red plastic donated by Kate)

Friday, January 4, 2008

Working with the public

This counts as a collaborative affair; I sat in the lobby at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery for two weeks, making clay words of local logos. Passer-byes were invited to create their own, to be used in the installation Branding 2007

Thursday, January 3, 2008

My Store

I really focused on the consumer aspects of the situation involving the shire riots and what we are made of. I thought, as we all shop in these same places we are equalised through our consumption! My store is the catchphrase for Myer's, and I found Westfield Miranda a minefield of inspiration, identical to each Westfield I have ever encountered.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Self portrait in food

Watercolour on nice paper. And a papermache lettuce. These were products I consumed during my residency at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, bought at Gymea shops. A vain hope that it will cure me of my addictions by blowing them up and painting them large scale. Also, the tim tam packet really had "Love me" written on it! Special.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Consumers buy products

Do I have the guts to video the fitness places at night, through the windows, all those people burning their fat off and making their muscles stronger?
Dvd 15 minutes

Small mall 2007 installed at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre as part of Ron and George Adams' epic year long project unfortunately titled Our Lucky Country (still different)