Tag: faith

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 |

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 |


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 |

Michael Newth is a marvelous much-published translator of the medieval French epic poetry known as chansons de geste . I have blogged extensively about how I have used this rare period of literature as an inpirational trigger in my paintings for the last 2 years. One of ...Read more>

10 July 2011 |


I've updated this entry because people thought I was dumping the broader themes (I'm not) but some paintings are smaller chapters. Only during an exhibition do I really understand how it fits in. This one is less Judy and more dark matter, God and Pentagon's ...Read more>

6 March 2011 |



This is a repost  of this work as I completed the paintings. Small canvases (5x). They developed when I first started reading the chansons de geste translations by Michael Newth in Sydney. He has since become a good friend and I am grateful for his inspired ...Read more>

4 January 2011 |



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