In much the same way that a listener is transported by their favourite piece of music by the mere act of listening, I would encourage a response to my work that is more sensory or emotional than intellectual in nature.
The subject matter of my work is generally centered on natural forms and the landscape. I find myself drawn to natural forms by not only their inherent beauty and abstract qualities, but also their sense of ambiguity. This ambiguity appeals to the human love of mystery; to curiosity and a drive for exploration and discovery.
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In my early years as an artist, I channelled all my creative energy into my chosen media for artistic expression – painting and printmaking. Coinciding with a scene change from Melbourne to Bendigo in 2004, I discovered digital photography, and with it the artistic possibilities that it offered.
Having explored layers of texture, shapes and marks through printmaking and painting, I found that the transition to working with digital photography was a natural one. I started photo-digital work in my spare time, but once I realised its creative possibilities, digital photography became my preferred medium for artistic output.
Photo by Geoffrey O'Donnell
2016 Fade, The Capital, Bendigo, Victoria
2013 The Space Between, View Point Gallery, Bendigo, Victoria
2013 Apparition, Pocket Gallery, Newstead, Victoria
2012 The Space Between, Obscura Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria
2011 Thirteen Leaves, The Capital, Bendigo, Victoria
2010 Tree, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria
2010 Collection, The Capital, Bendigo, Victoria
2009 Small Things, The Capital, Bendigo, Victoria
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016 White Christmas Wonderland Exhibition, Arnold Street Gallery, Bendigo, Victoria
2016 Edge of Vision, Gallery at Reveries, Marong, Victoria
2016 Co.lab: Words and Art 2016, Bendigo Library, Bendigo, Victoria
2015 Co.lab: Words and Art 2015, Bendigo Library, Bendigo, Victoria
2013 The Story of the Creative, See|Exhibition Space, Long Island City, New York, U.S.A.
2012 Place, Dudley House, Bendigo, Victoria
2012 Span, Stockroom, Kyneton, Victoria
2010 2010 Kodak Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Victoria
2009 2009 Kodak Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Victoria
2008 Snap to Grid, Los Angeles Centre for Digital Art, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
2008 Digital Fringe (Melbourne Fringe Festival), online and projection screens, Melbourne, Victoria
2008 More Visions, Dudley House, Bendigo, Victoria
2007 Digital Fringe (Melbourne Fringe Festival), online and projection screens, Melbourne, Victoria
2007 Light, Dudley House, Bendigo, Victoria
2015 Nyctophilia exhibited on digital screen as part of See Me (web-based arts organisation) Exposure Photography Award at The Louvre, Paris, France
2014 Several works included in SeeMeTakeOver, a projection of artwork from members of See Me (web-based arts organisation) at Times Square, New York, U.S.A.
2013 Various images and a short video piece used as part of projected backdrop for a performance by Low Rez choir Melbourne, Victoria
2013 Evening Journey used as cover art for the novel The First Week written by Margaret Merrilees, published by Wakefield Press, Adelaide, South Australia
2012 Finalist, Flanagan Art Prize, St Patricks College, Ballarat, Victoria
2011 Finalist, Eaglehawk Art Award, Eaglehawk Mechanics Institute, Eaglehawk, Victoria
2010 Finalist, Flanagan Art Prize, St Patricks College, Ballarat, Victoria
2009 Finalist, Flanagan Art Prize, St Patricks College, Ballarat, Victoria
2005 Finalist, Works on Paper Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo, Victoria
Private collections: Australia, England, U.S.A. Singapore