Travelling in Situ
2020 - 2021

In 2020 when the global pandemic meant we were all forced to stay put, the concept of "Travelling In Situ" (or travelling without going anywhere) was born. The works from this exhibition are very much about exploring what we can find in our own backyards (literally my own and my mother's) and about the simple pleasure of finding beauty, love and happiness close to home. Many of the titles for these works come from Australian poets, especially those paintings of Australian native flowers. Other works show flowers growing in the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, a place I travelled to often in 2020, or other flowers found on my limited travels.  Click here for a link to the exhibition catalogue.

We can last long on the waters we keep

We can last long on the waters we keep

We can last long on the waters we keep oil on gessobord 45.7 × 91.4cm

We were warm in that sunlight

We were warm in that sunlight

We were warm in that sunlight oil on gessobord 45.7 × 91.4cm

The blood-sponge god dilates

The blood-sponge god dilates

"The blood-sponge god dilates" (A. D. Hope) oil on gessobord 27.9 × 35.5cm

The Lingam and the Yoni Are walking hand

The Lingam and the Yoni Are walking hand

"The Lingam and the Yoni Are walking hand in glove" (A. D. Hope) oil on gessobord 27.9 × 35.5cm

Time throbbing in my temples repeats

Time throbbing in my temples repeats

"Time throbbing in my temples repeats" (Octavio Paz) oil on gessobord 27.9 × 35.5cm

without you i’m a picture wandering out

without you i’m a picture wandering out

"without you i’m a picture wandering out of its frame" (Richard Allen) oil on gessobord 27.9 × 35.5cm

We sat entwined an hour or two together.

We sat entwined an hour or two together.

"We sat entwined an hour or two together" (Christopher Brennan) oil on polyester 90 x 75cm

be in your pleasures like the flowers an

be in your pleasures like the flowers an

"...be in your pleasures like the flowers and the bees." (Kahlil Gibran) oil on canvas 45.7 × 96.5cm

Three times to the world's end I went

Three times to the world's end I went

"Three times to the world’s end I went" (Rosemary Dobson) oil on polyester 75 × 75 cm

reach up higher now and yes

reach up higher now and yes

"reach up higher now and yes" (John Jenkins) oil on gessobord 27.9 × 35.5cm

Your crown is a dog eared star

Your crown is a dog eared star

"Your crown is a dog-eared star" (John Jenkins) oil on gessobord 27.9 × 35.5cm

When I first loved you I had not foretol

When I first loved you I had not foretol

"When I first loved you I had not foretold those nights" (Craig Powell) oil on gessobord 27.9 × 35.5cm

O, let me be your bee and rove

O, let me be your bee and rove

"O, let me be your bee and rove..." (A.D. Hope) oil on gessobord 27.9 × 35.5cm

A dawn whereto I grope In trembling fait

A dawn whereto I grope In trembling fait

"A dawn whereto I grope In trembling faith and hope" (Ada Cambridge) oil on polyester 90 × 90 cm

Remember him once for the lonely flame w

Remember him once for the lonely flame w

"Remember him once for the lonely flame within him" (Douglas Stewart) oil on canvas 90 × 75cm

I empty myself of memories one word at a

I empty myself of memories one word at a

"I empty myself of memories one word at a time" (Robert Adamson) oil on canvas 20.3 × 20.3 cm