This is a little drawing I did waiting for my COVID-19 results after a breathing issue saw me in hospital last week. It's called A Wak in the Park, and is pen and ink on paper in my visual diary. I do too many entries to post but occassionally sonething wants to be shared.
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26 May 2020 |

This is a painting in progress imagining COVID19 as a solitary haunting figure in the outback landscape of my home state of Western Australia. A bit like a ghost. And it's so quiet everywhere right now.
I'm not sure how it will finish, but I like the emptiness. It's set inside the Australian Radio Quiet Zone WA ( ARQZWA ) which supports the Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory (MRO).
I've always wanted to visit but it's a little hush hush ... like Pine Gap, not at all accessible. Perhaps one day I'll be allowed in to paint ...Read more>

11 April 2020 |

After the impeachment trial results I went back into an old box and pulled out this painting. I decided early after 2016 never to paint Donald Trump. I realised after my article in the Queer Psychoanalytic Society journal article I wrote that he was not Freud's "super-ego, but rather the collective id  of the US Senate.
Do you remember Forbidden Planet that classic science fiction film? We are all Morbius and Trump is the invisible monster of our society's subconscious. Morbius, like the GOP Senators, can't destroy it because the creature is himself. This painting is the first from that ...Read more>

12 February 2020 |

Fathers and sons have complicated relationships. When my father died two years ago it was a shock to discover that my identity was so tied up in performing for others. All my multiple identities required me to wear masks as I was adopted- or co-opted- into supporting their ...Read more>

23 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 ...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 ...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 |


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 |











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