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I'm super excited to finally announce what I've been busy working on with the amazing

team at Modern Times. My solo show 'Everyday Ephemera' is now open, and I am so thrilled to people are now able to see the exhibition in person (a major highlight despite the challenges of 2020).


EVERYDAY EPHEMERA

Solo Show // Modern Times

October 29th - November 12th

Modern Times, 311 Smith Street, Fitzroy, VIC 3065

This new body of work is an introspective series of abstract paintings inspired by my personal world, a world that like everybody else's, shifted so dramatically in 2020. I began to look closer to home for inspiration, in particular, within the walls of my own studio and the library of visual inspiration and mementos I have collected over many years.

With lockdowns in place due to Covid-19, my focus very much moved inwards. I was seeking simplicity – and reaching out to the comforts and connections of what surrounded me. My studio wall and its snippets from decades of collecting provided me with pops of colour, moody hues, strong shapes and landscape photos. These collected and curated inspirations proved to be the perfect inspirations for this personal body of work.

Everyday Ephemera follows the trajectory of past shows as my work became both simultaneously more structured and more relaxed; small areas of colour have given way to large swathes of paint with hard edges. The tighter compositions of earlier work have been released, allowing these blocks of colour to take on a more floaty quality as layers of underpainting become visible in between. The subtly directional brushwork and layering bring a moody yet soft, fluid energy to each work.

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VIEW ALL EXHIBITION WORKS

​Pre-sales for this show start from 10am on Thursday October 22nd.

For all sales enquiries, please email sales@moderntimes.com.au

Or you can view all available works here.


Or, if you fancy getting an in depth look,

you can jump in and take a VIRTUAL TOUR!




All exhibition photography by Elise Scott
















Wanting to respond in a meaningful way to the terrible bushfires the country has experienced over the past months, Boom Gallery have worked with some of their key artists to curate a group exhibition in order to fundraise and help alleviate some of the impact many have experienced from the fires.


All works in the exhibition have been donated and will be available for purchase with 100% of proceeds going to people in need. The works will be sold via a silent auction with reserves well below usual sale prices. Interested parties will have the opportunity to bid over the course of the exhibition.


Artworks included will be from Boom artists such as: Ingrid Daniell, Harry McEvoy, Jiri Tibor Novak, Isobel Rayson, Ben Crawford, Shelley McKenzie, Cricket Saleh, Jeff Raglus, Amber Stokie, Sarah Kelk, Dean De Landre, Tarli Glover and more...




I am pleased to be donating the work above, 'Marble Skies', to this fundraiser.


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'Marble Skies'

Acrylic on Canvas, Framed in Tasmanian Oak

44cm x 36cm, 2019


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"I love living in Australia, and even thought I wasn’t born here, like so many of you, I feel such a strong connection to this wonderful land that we all call home.


The importance of our personal connection to landscape is so often overlooked, yet when our landscape is threatened, as we can have all recently experienced, it elicits powerful and emotional responses.


Alongside so many of you, my heart broke watching this beautiful country burn. I’m devastated, angry, sad and feel utterly helpless. Please call out our government and continue projecting the message that we need to take action NOW on climate change. The more voices heard, the stronger our message", Sarah Kelk, 2020