March News: Bush Heritage Australia Pullen Pullen Fundraiser

March 2022 News: The latest @bushheritageaus fundraiser is supporting the incredible Pullen Pullen Reserve, based on Maiawali country, home to the endangered Night parrot + Plains Wanderer bird species. Supporters and newsletter subscribers also get a bookmark with my little Night parrot painting 🐦 If you would like to support the work of Bush Heritage Australia, please […]

November 21 News: Recent Night parrot works now available

My Night parrots works have just flown home safe and sound- thank you USC Art Gallery and Segue Art! The ceramic work Bird form (Night parrot) 2021, and the three paintings in The Queenslander series 2021, are now available for purchase: Bird form (Night parrot), 2021, ceramic. SOLD 13/12/21 Night parrot (Boulia 1990), 2021, oil […]

August News: “Sites of Connection” group exhibition, USC Art Gallery

SITES OF CONNECTION 23 AUGUST TO 30 OCTOBER 2021 Sites of Connection illuminates the work of artists at the intersection of creative practice and environmental research. The works move beyond the literal presentation of scientific research to demonstrate how artists employ creative methods to imaginatively explore environmental topics which illuminate ideas, spark curiosity, and generate dialogue. Connecting audiences […]

September News: Night parrot paintings featured in Penny Olsen’s latest book: ‘Night Parrot: Australia’s Most Elusive Bird’

This month sees the release of Penny Olsen’s long awaited (and controversial) book   Night Parrot: Australia’s Most Elusive Bird (CSIRO, 2018). It includes 2 of my night parrot paintings, and a bit of the story behind my long obsession with this strange desert bird… ‘The competitiveness and secrecy, the triumphs and adventures of the […]

December 2016 Update: ‘Black paintings’ (PhD works shown in the Queensland Museum Archive, March 2016)

An additional series of 3 large scale Black paintings arose from the painting Extinct Kangaroo Island emu, that formed part of the Extinction flock (29 extinct Australian bird specimens) series shown to the public during the World Science Festival Brisbane 2016. These paintings are an emotive, larger-than-life connection to the famous examples of international bird extinctions from known anthropogenic causes: The Passenger […]

June News: Night parrots and a collaboration…

Live night parrots discovered? Earlier today, The Australian newspaper published the claim of wildlife filmmaker John Young about his recent discovery of a live night parrot somewhere in the wilds of western Queensland. See: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/health-science/tweets-in-the-night-a-flash-of-green-is-this-our-most-elusive-bird/story-e6frg8y6-1226671683508 The last official night parrot was found in Diamantina National Park in far western Queensland in late 2006, and this specimen […]

New studio work

Currently finishing off a few commissions, e.g the recently completed Drongo lineup, and working on my current Bearing witness project. Bearing witness considers portraiture of endangered and extinct Australian species as a means to investigate the relationship between the effects of human-related climate change upon these species and their habitats. A side interest stemming from my museum research […]