One day a painter told me that only painters are real artists. Her comment sat with me for years. Anger was built recently as I was told painters were selling more work than ever as buyers were not travelling overseas due to the pandemic. The same pandemic that caused all the shows that I was booked to do live video for to cancel. This show is a survey of projection art at a time when projection has largely been delayed, called off, or never commissioned. In response to the painter from years ago, I have set this show to copy the salon style. Video works are positioned like paintings in a white wall gallery. Half survey show, and half-mocking the painter.
I work with electricity to make art. I have had several artworks presented in festivals, and galleries, around Tasmania. I have designed lights, and or projection, for dozens of professional productions in Tasmania and Sydney. My works have toured China, America, New Zealand and Japan. I focus on new Australian works and projects with social benefit. I have won three Tasmanian Theatre Awards for lighting design.
Selected recent credits to include the design for The Maids 2021, Bleeding Tree 2020, Winterreise 2021 for Archipelago Productions, On Memory 2021 Sonia Heap, Dark Path Dark MOFO 2019, F*ck Invisible Practice 2020, Seven Deadly Sins 2020, Belvedere Ballroom 2021 Mature Artist Dance Ensemble 2020, Let Me Dry Your Eyes Second Echo Ensemble 2021 MONA FOMA and Till It’s Gone Exhibition MONA FOMA 2021.
Photons is the fourth exhibition that I have worked on as a curator.