Thank you to the Redfern Community Centre and community for enabling my first solo exhibition, the Charcoal Life series. Thank you, guys, for the great opportunity. It is much appreciated.
A first solo exhibition is an important milestone for any artist and so this has been for me, more so because it touches on a serious theme that invariably affects the community.
I hope that people who came to view my Charcoal Life exhibition left with an emotional connection with the subject matter of forced removal. It is a brutal journey and I have tried to capture the intensity at each stage of this experience through the various canvasses in this series. The series offers a way for the community – for us all – to discuss a serious subject matter, so let’s.
I am a fusional and contemporary artist, frequently taking traditional symbols and placing these into a modern contemporary style.