Two works have been selected to tour with those of 18 leading national and international media artists in the Experimenta Make Sense International Triennial of Media Art. Commencing in Melbourne at RMIT Gallery on October 2, 2017, the tour then travels to 9 galleries in the Eastern states of Australia over the next three years. Many of the galleries are regional and it is a great opportunity to show my work to an audience beyond the mainstream gallery-goer.
I first saw the solar powered hot air balloons of Argentinian artist Tomas Saraceno in Paris in 2015 and I have been hoping to see some floating over the Hunter Valley since then. Fellow graduate Sandii Walker of Casscar Creative Arts has been working with her community art classes of ‘littlies’ and high school students to make this happen. They have been swamped with donated plastic shopping bags and are assembling them to form a huge balloon that we hope to launch in July somewhere around Cessnock. On a sunny day, wind permitting.
Five years of study (including a one-year break) and last Friday night I was awarded a First Class Honours degree in Fine Art and the Faculty and University Medals for outstanding achievement.
A hectic but rewarding journey.