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 […]

April News: ‘Extinction flock’ features in Geopoetics Symposium Keynote, Griffith University Gold Coast

News: On 26 April 2019, Griffith University Centre for Social & Cultural Research (Gold Coast) hosting the symposium ‘Geopoetics: Relations with the Earth’.      The Keynote talk by Adjunct Assoc Professor Warwick Mules (School of Arts and Social Sciences, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW) – “The Poet’s Task: Thinking After the Extinction of the Hypermodern […]

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 […]

March News: Great Barrier Reef | Anthropocene project paintings + photographs

The Great Barrier Reef | Anthropocene Project exhibition has now finished at Artspace Mackay and the paintings and photographs from the show are now available on the website. The Great Barrier Reef | Anthropocene Project was created in response to an invitation by Artspace Mackay Director Julie Skate to undertake an artist residency and create […]

April News: ‘The Dust Never Settles’ exhibition UQ Art Museum. 13 April- 30 July 2017.

Michele Helmrich, UQ Art Museum’s Associate Director (Curatorial) and curator of ‘The Dust Never Settles’ provides an intriguing insight into some of the exhibition’s key themes. via Does the dust ever settle? — UQ Art Museum Also: https://www.uq.edu.au/news/article/2017/04/dust-never-settles-uq-art-museum Opening night: 12 April 2017. RSVP with UQ Art Museum. Curated by Michele Helmrich Artists: KHADIM ALI | RICHARD […]

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 […]