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 doesn't it? I'm interested in this topic though, and how we interact with machines. It's not going away soon!
Bogost writes:
"Some viewers interpret  AI art’s promise as a threat. In his office, Hoerle-Guggenheim showed me a comment  on an Instagram post  for the show, ...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 referencing and crediting was ingrained into me and I was shocked. How could this happen? But sadly our standards have fallen and we need to build it back up together. To help in this, I have drafted an Amnesty Statement which you are free to discuss, use and ...Read more>

6 May 2019 |

Closing on 4th April 2019,  Australia's Archibald Portrait Prize is judged by the NSW Art Gallery Trustees. I chose Muslim community leader Nail Aykan as my subject for my second try in 2019. I worked for him in 2017 and we have remained good friends. Until recently, he was the Executive Director of the Islamic Council of Victoria (ICV) for seven years. 
For many, he is one of the most  relatable Muslim leaders in Australia when it comes to listening and explaining the experiences of his community. He inspires trust in people and  remains actively involved ...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 |

A wonderful new anthology I'm proud to be part of and, honestly, it's so readable and a breath of fresh air in terms of understanding the hidden cultural diversity in LGBT communities worldwide not just Australia. Living and Loving in Diversity has been nominated for a ...Read more>

30 September 2018 |

Only two days left to make a submission to Treasury's Black Economy Taskforce on their proposed overhaul of the ABN system (for taxation) in Australia. The affect on all Artists from some of the proposals could make Artists choose not to practice professionally and result in a 'feezing effect' for ...Read more>

29 August 2018 |


Chesea Manning has emerged as one of the most interesting people challenging our ideas and values . I enjoyed her interview with Vogue's Sally Singer a lot. See the link: https://youtu.be/iOguaB9Df1A. Photo is by Annie Leibovitz for the September issue of Vogue 2018. Also ...Read more>

11 June 2018 |











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