This is my newpainting for the CAP 2020 - which I only just finished on deadline last Friday. Their theme is again "Identity". In 2018 I was honoured to be included as one of their 40 finalists out of 500 national entries.  This year I was focused on a personal theme of how losing my father in 2018 has revealed/altered my sense of identity. It's all hand painted in acrylic, with only the Furies silhouette base-painted with aerosol and cut stencil, then hand painted over that. The background took as long as the foreground and is, for me, even ...Read more>

6 January 2020 |


Australia is experiencing a horrific climate disaster in the form of savage bushfires the worst of which are in NSW and Victoria. Victoria is my second home and it's devastating to watch. All the communities across the NSW and Victorian border and coast. They are suffering greatly and estimates of wildlife deaths are at hald a billion, with entire eco-systems for these animals to survive destroyed. Communities and volunteer firefighters desperately need funds to continue the fight and for families that need the bare essential basics to live. The best way to help is by donating funds. ...Read more>

5 January 2020 |
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In May this year I was asked to cooordinate the Western Australian launch of a book in which I have a chapter written. The anthology called Living and Loving in Diversity was produced by the Australian GLBTIQ Multicultural Council (AGMC) and edited by Dr Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli.
I was very fortunate through my consultations with West Australian communities to bring together Multicultural, LGBTIQ and Faith leaders to our book launch to discuss how to bring greater understanding to the lives of multicultural LGBTIQ people in WA and Australia-wide. It was an incredible night, and I thank everyone who contributed ...Read more>

9 September 2019 |

Well it finally happened. An AI "Artist" finally had "its' own one-person show in a Chelsea gallery in New York. This is an interesting article by Ian Bogost, the author of the seminal The Cathedral of Computation in The Atlantic Monthly. This says a lot more about us ...Read more>

9 May 2019 |

I hesitated to talk on my blog about my difficult experiences over my career with intellectual property theft of creative works. When my work was passed off as someone elses it felt like a form of violence. I was trained in the 80 before the Internet and studied history, so ...Read more>

6 May 2019 |


Fulfulling a promise made a few years ago, I asked Melbourne Muslim community leader Nail Aykan to be the subject for my portrait for the Archibald Prize. While we didnt get short-listed (it's quite an Anglo event) it was tremendous fun, and more Australian Artists of colour should ...Read more>

26 March 2019 |

Over the years, I have learned to appreciate the power of poetry. Perhaps a decade ago I would have tried to find words to describe the last months of tragedies, events which have affected my friends, have affected me. I know now that I'm justing adding to the noise. ...Read more>

20 March 2019 |

If you remain unmoved by the first half and havent laughed by the second half - you're offically dead. Making music is a second-rate description for this wonderful performance. Music is integral to my painting. I can't even begin to make a mark without finding just the right music which ...Read more>

1 November 2018 |


I was very honoured to be part of an inspiring conversation when I met with the Delegation of the Ecumenical and Interfaith Commission of the Archdiocese (EIC) at a meeting hosted by the Islamic Council of Victoria (ICV). Hearing from so many voices, ideas for strengthening faith, ...Read more>

10 October 2018 |











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