My first solo show (finally) is beginning to take shape!

It will open at the Sheffer Gallery in Darlington on Friday 6 March 2015 at 6.00 pm. The show runs from Wednesday 4 March to Saturday 14 March, so please drop by if you can.

The title of the show, ‘signs of trouble’, is taken from a Tim Winton quote that Megan Hicks shared with me. My work celebrates the joys of virtual beach combing on the beaches directly to the south of my parents’ place on the south coast of NSW. The shapes, colours and endless variation of the plants, shells, sea life, fish (and sometimes birds) that lie along the line left by the reach of the waves is a constant source of pleasure and inspiration to me. But as Tim Winton writes, I have to recognise that this inspiration comes from the often violent death of what I find so lovely — in the end I walk along the beach looking for signs of trouble…

jelly blubber (gannet beach) detail