Names withheld for the moment – one approved this morning(below), one to be started next week (next drawing) and one still awaiting a response.
Recent shot with his son and grandson + Billy Butterworth’s shot of Ray when we were in NYC 1976, my second visit.
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. . . back to extravagance, client whims, Barbara’s 2016–2020 range plan, the rest of our life making magic & theatre & material culture!
Tim’s show at Trish Clark gallery entitled ‘Kade’s Cognition’ has a an object in collaboration with my (pinks) content entitled ‘Clem’s lever’.
Interactive multi-media software and hardware unit – 1500x570x400mm – unique NZ$9,800.00
The collaboration uses my (found/recycled – pinks) image collection prepared as content for the delivery unit we designed together. Tim has programmed, fabricated with contacts and supplied all the hardware to effect this; our first prototype. N.B. UPDATE Tim has loaded a Vimeo movie of the content – go to Trish Clark web and scroll down to the lever.
Tim’s show, his first with Trish Clark presents five distinct conceptual projects both inspired by and ruminating upon his extensive interest in the “nexus where science and art collide and overlap” – “how science fiction influences culture and its development and considerations of public and private memory”. All these themes have informed his work since we first met and started exchanging theory and practice towards the end of 1979 in Brisbane. His work practice has taken him to Sydney, then the eastern seaboard of Australia where he has produced installations and exhibitions for public and private patrons, festivals, opera and the party scene. He has collaborated with numerous musicians making live music and producing, programming and directing tripped environments for the past 35 years. His recent move to New Zealand has seen him start an art career proper and a teaching/mentoring link with important Chinese universities. He has also making public artwork commissions in New Zealand (SCOUT) and has participated in eleven international art festivals since 2004.
Just adding a shot at Britomart, taken when we visited the (Scout) object – shown with a young user and Tim on the side of the shot.
Purchased at the recent MossGreen auction in Hobart, from the Stillwell collection. Our friend Warwick Oakman did the valuations for the collection and noted that these were extremely rare and made similar to the other collars made for the slave trade.
We start our annual road trip to Tunbridge soon – a Melbourne visitor to the studio tomorrow + pack and into the sack.
Marty commissioned Phoebe’s engagement ring from the studio and they were both interested in our own wedding bands. Both Barbara and I had dates and time inside our rings and a few years later Barbara cut the rings and reversed the stamps to the outside of both rings. Our clients loved the stamping idea and selected the shaped bands and supplied the messages. I’ve processed the two movement shots that normally would be thrown away . . . just to offer some distraction and not show the world their ring’s actual content.
Survived by his Jamacian wife Odette and his children who are all very well set up because of his astute buying and selling over his sixty year career. He was from Adelaide and I first met him in Brisbane when only a youngster working for Harcourt Howard. He went on to live in Trinidad, England and then Sydney where he ran his business from the matt black painted Victorian three story shop on South Dowling Street that was chokers with everything Chinese, European and English, of very high standards. He summoned me to Sydney one day tempting me with something he said he’s never offered to anyone else – the MacKenzie bookplate collection. I even knew where it was hidden in his shop but had never asked him what was in the timber leather bound boxes that looked more like books. Many of our Sydney friends have become his clients after we have introduced him to them – Vale my friend “Brucie” . . .