Tag: australia

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 ...Read more>

9 September 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 |

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 ...Read more>

26 March 2019 |


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 |

This article was first published in the  London Progressive Journal , 5 July 2015  ...Read more>

26 July 2015 |

This post has been published on the 'London Progressive Journal' website on 24th December 2013.
When I first heard the suggestion that the judiciary and greater Parliamentary oversight could 'save the day' and  redress the reckless use of ...Read more>

25 December 2013 |


The last 2 months I had a very interesting experience working with a politician in Western Australia, MLA John Hyde, the opposition minister for Arts and Heritage and Multiculturalism in Western Australia. In a series of meetings, I asked him questions about his past life before politics (he used ...Read more>

20 January 2010 |

  This is an interview I did after I was invited to speak about the various art projects I was doing, including the Social Policy Magazine cover, the Reflex exhibition in NYC, and some work I was doing for New Matilda magazine in Australia. The interviewer is Matthew Perkins.
I ...Read more>

25 April 2007 |

This is an interview I gave to promote the Sedition show with McKenzie Murray interviewing me.
RTRFM Radio in Perth have been very supportive, especially with Sedition and Other Bedtime Stories. They were really surprised that I was doing the only art exhibition that challenged Australia's Anti-Terrorism Act ...Read more>

16 August 2006 |



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