Friday, October 24, 2014

These are the things that hold me here (a house, a vessel, a shell, a ring)

A wire piece I made years ago.
This formed part of my Masters folio.
The title for this work:
These are the things that hold me here ( a house, a vessel, a shell, a ring)

Not only our memories, but the things we have forgotten are "housed". Our soul is an abode. And by remembering "houses" and "rooms", we learn to "abide" within ourselves.
                                                                                                 Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics Of Space

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


From a while ago when I needed to look at some yellow when I worked.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Northcity4's Indoor Plant Project

Northcity4 is involved in a competition with the Bank of Melbourne, where the winner will get $10000 to support their individual project -
Our project is under Environment.
We are in third place and the deadline is next Tuesday, 21 October. 
This money will allow us to establish an indoor 'forrest' to improve the air quality within the studio as well as the working environment for our community.
Voting is simple and we would love it if you could take the time to vote for our project.

Many thanks!

Shaun Tan has provided these two beautiful illustrations to support our cause:

Wednesday, October 8, 2014


Making art has first of all to do with honesty. My first lesson was to see objectively, to erase all ‘meaning’ of the thing seen. Then only, could the real meaning of it be understood and felt.

                                                                                                                                Franz Erhardt Walther 

Monday, October 6, 2014

Northcity4 seminar: Jewellery 3 Ways

This Thursday, 9th October, from 6 - 8pm, Northcity4 is hosting our next seminar, Jewellery 3 Ways.
I am very excited about this seminar and have great respect for the three speakers we have chosen:

From our website:

Jewellery is our passion at Northcity4 and we want to look at new and creative ways to explore our passion. Our seminar series is a result of this pursuit.

Jewellery 3 Ways is an annual event in Northcity4’s seminar program. In order to open up dialogue on any given subject it is effective to look at different perspectives. This allows for alternative, even at times, conflicting views on the subject and the end result is a dynamic one. One perspective is interesting, two is a conversation, three perspectives is a dialogue inviting contribution and debate. Jewellery 3 Ways will look at our complex and rich practice from 3 different perspectives in an attempt to create an alternative way of looking at contemporary jewellery.

On the evening, Gallery Funaki will be selling a selection of books that are available within the gallery. Work by the respective speakers will be on show.
To celebrate our seminar we also have a new window installation by contemporary jeweller Marcos Guzman, Future Plants and Flora Project. 
Tickets to the seminar are $20 and are available here.
I hope that you can join us - Northcity4, on the evening.