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

team at Modern Times. My solo show 'Common Ground' opens on Nov 16th,

and I can't wait to share this bold and dynanic body of work with you all.


Solo Show // Modern Times

Opens 16th Nov, 6-8pm // Nov 16th - 30th

Modern Times, 311 Smith Street, Fitzroy, VIC 3065

Artist's Talk - 10am, Saturday 18th of November

RSVP for this free event via Eventbrite

You can view all work in 'Common Ground' here,

or feel free to take a look at the exhibition catalogue.


Common Ground is an extension of ideas that I have been exploring in my practice for some

time; the tension between intent and process is something I continue to revisit in my work. On

the one hand, I feel a strong need to work in an expressionist style, and then once I start, I always

get pulled into the idea of producing strong, bold and almost geometrical compositions.

With Common Ground, I decided to embrace both of those feelings. I wanted to explore more

structured, refined, almost architectural ideas in my work, but didn’t want to abandon the organic

energy that comes out at the beginning of each piece. I found a harmony in this through the

process of painting, building a narrative, layer by layer and uncovering this balance intuitively.

During my time at the Jacky Winter Residency, I was able to work through the ideas of this show.

Being surrounded by nature and having the time to consider my work, I was able to submit myself

to the process and influences simultaneously, not loosing one idea to the other, but

rather connecting them in a new narrative.

Pre-sales for this show open on Nov 8th.

For all catalogue requests and sales enquiries, please email

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