Location and Ideas
Firstly I would like to give you a little bit of my background. From an early age I knew I wanted to do something artistic but I didnt know what that would be. I studied fashion design but after years of hard work I got bored. I have always drawn and painted a bit but over the last year my art practice has become more serious. I have never been 'mainstream' and so the thought of stepping outside the gallery and bringing my art to an audience that would not normally go to a gallery is very appealing. I am currently working mostly with recycled materials and I love the look of surprise when they discover I have done with other people trash.
I have dabbled a bit in public art. Last year I did an art bombing event in Dee Why. I created a table and chairs and a large DY covered in synthetic grass that lit up at night. One of the best parts of the event was when people would sit and have coffee at my table and become part of the artwork.
When the opportunity arose to work with Kendal Henry in a public art event I of course jumped at the chance. We have only been work-shopping for 2 days and we have done a site tour and brainstormed our ideas. Kendal and the other artists artists all help to stretch our practice. Its great to get feedback before the event rather than after which is normally the case.
I am excited by the possibilities. One thing is for sure. Avalon will be a very different place for a couple of weeks in November. There may be a few surprises.