Friday, January 22, 2010


If you're interested in checking out some of my exhibition glass work, I have two large wall works on display at Australian Stained Glass Supplies at their new premises in Leichhardt. It's a big space, a large industrial unit, but they hold their own; in fact they look the best they ever have as they are both strong pieces and really do demand a lot of space .

Also on display at present is a new work, "Glass Painting No.5", which won second prize for glass at last year's R.A.S. Arts Show at Homebush. It now graces the window of Penrose Glass' grand new factory in Kogarah.The Easter Show has only included glass as a section in its own right for two years: worth supporting!

Two of my earlier painted stained glass panels can be seen at Finn's Art Glass at Milperra. I will be teaching a glass painting workshop there on 6th and 7th Feb, followed up with a weekend workshop in Design for Stained Glass, where I will be covering such topics as cartooning, placement of structural support and advanced cutting techniques. It is so important to develop excellent technique because without that your designs will be limited in thier scope with little chance of stretching the medium or your expression.

For further details 9771 2355 or email

For those who happen to be in Western Australia (I've not made it over there yet myself: it's a very long way from Sydney!) in the next week or so Ian Dixon will have two of my exhibition pieces on display at his premises in O'Connor, Perth Art Glass. One of them, "Mesh No.1", also won a prize at the Royal Easter Show in 2007. This piece incorporates expanded metal mesh in the lead matrix: hence the title.

Closer to home (Marrickville) and on a non-glass note, I will be creating a new work on-site at ESP Gallery as part of their exhibition "New Decade:New Work". This piece will be made on found substrate dragged into the gallery and closely follows what I've been doing in the streets around the inner city over the past couple of years. The exhibition opens Thursday 28th Jan at 6pm and I plan on continuing to work on it during the opening.

You can check out some of the street artworks on my Red Bubble site. The only street piece still up is in Crown Street, Surry Hills; been up for almost a year now.

If you're still looking for a special calendar for 2010, Red Bubble sell them! I've put together a calendar featuring some of the best of my stained glass pieces from the past couple of decades, both commission and non-commissioned work. Check it out.. only $30 +postage.