Category Archives: 2021

Parkin Drawing Prize 2021

I was very excited to receive a Merit Award in the 2021 Parkin Drawing Prize.

Congratulations to Mark Braunias on his tremendous win.

 Mark Braunias’ winning work “In Search of the Saccharine Underground” in the right foreground

My thanks to the judge and selection panel, and to the curator and team at the NZ Academy of Fine Arts.

Installation view

Diamond Mine

Exhibition at RDS Gallery 19 March – 10 April 2021

I had the wonderful opportunity to exhibit my works at RDS Gallery. Thanks to Hilary Radner for having me, to Bridie Lonie and Hilary for the essays in the catalogue, to Chris Collins from Gray’s Studio for the beautiful, albeit challenging framing (charcoal works are never easy) and to Phillip Madill for help with the install.

Thanks too to Robyn Maree Pickens for the ODT review.

The install is complete. RDS Gallery opposite Ōtepoti Dunedin’s iconic railway station.

Meanwhile, my experimentation with, and love of, the carbonization process continues…..