Search results for: May 2014

Remembering Top Arts 2001

As an artist and photographer I look back fondly to when I was selected for Top Arts 2001. It was an important step for my very early career and came as reassurance to my creative endeavors and dreams to pursue …  More

Rover Thomas Dreamtime story of the willy willy 1989

This painting shows the ancestral path of miowin, a willy-willy or spiralling dust storm, indicated by the red-ochre glyph unleashed on the matte, white surface of the land and rising into the sky. The storm began as a murmur, in …  More

Fashion Detective

Fashion Detective, now showing at NGV Australia, takes a selection of miscellaneous garments and accessories as the starting point for a series of investigations. Here, we investigate the history of a special fur cape in the NGV Collection.   This fur cape …  More

Top Arts 2014

The dream started on the way to an annual Top Arts tour in 2013. “I’ll be in the exhibition next year guys, it’ll be a life-sized lino-cut”. Obviously everyone on the bus laughed at not just the idea of getting …  More

Louise Bourgeois Cell (Glass spheres and hands) (1990-1993)

Identity, self-scrutiny, memory and the tensions inherent in human relationships are the core themes of Louise Bourgeois’s art. Although Bourgeois has often referred to her works as a means of liquidating the memory of traumatic episodes, her diaristic art is …  More

Remembering Top Arts 2007

My memories of the Top Arts exhibition can only be preceded by the countless hours I spent in the art room at Camberwell Grammar, honing my pottery skills when I technically should have been in maths class (sorry Mr Carter!). VCE Studio Art …  More

Remembering Top Arts 2002

I felt honoured to be selected for the 2002 Top Arts exhibition. I exhibited a piece called ‘Sad Painting’ (mixed media on found board) and my sketchbooks were also displayed.   After secondary school, I studied printmaking at the Victorian …  More