It’s just over a week until the ‘A Christmas Garden at Stangate House‘ event takes place next Sunday, so I thought I’d share my artwork for the children’s Christmas Garden Trail. This will be a fun activity for all the kids to take part in – wandering the Stangate House garden paths and discovering the items hidden amongst the plants surrounding them. We’ve made most of them rather easy too …
Here’s a photo of my new neighbour – a Blue-tongue Lizard. He’s recently moved into the garden area near the rainwater tank outside my front door, a spot where I’ve unfortunately often intruded on his outdoor sunbathing. Today he was out sunning himself on the stone steps and decided to stay put when I arrived, so I grabbed the camera and got a few shots off before he lazily took his leave into the shadows and safety of the garden.
My poster design for a community event to be held at Stangate House in Aldgate, South Australia. ‘A Christmas Garden at Stangate House’ is a free event featuring carols, poems, children’s games and activities. Myself, two other students, and our lecturer from Mt Barker TAFE, will be organising the games and activities as part of our assessment for the Events diploma. Everyone is encouraged to bring their rugs and picnic, and enjoy this lovely garden setting in the Adelaide Hills.
Visit the Stangate House Facebook page if you’d like to view some photos of their fantastic camellia gardens, which are recognised as one of three International Camellia Gardens of Excellence in Australia.
The first design features popular Brazilian-born defender Cassio, a previous club champion who loves to dribble the ball and take on opposing defenders. The second design refers to the club nickname of ‘the Reds’ (they play in a predominately red strip), and the final design is a bold slogan graphic promoting strength in unity.
The competition is now open to public voting to decide the winning design, which will be produced by apparel supplier Kappa as an official club t-shirt for the current 2013-14 season. Online voting is available here until the 6th of November, so do the right thing and vote now for your favourite design!
My spacey artwork for the new Gone Troppo pop masterpiece I Never Dream of You. Listen to the track here.
After repairs to my ‘fat’ PS3 (YLOD struck it down) I’m now up and running again, and so am taking a number of cars for a final drive in GT5 before the new GT6 lands later this year. Posted here are a few photos of a variety of models I’ve taken for a spin:
Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
Alfa Romeo TZ2
Ford Focus RS WRC 07
Mazda Savanna RX-7 GT-X
Ford Mustang Trans-Cammer
These are storyboard images, created for an advertisement promoting the Adelaide race, which was at that point held in South Australia. This was a student project of mine which involved shooting a video concept, and was part of my Certificate in Commercial Art. Unfortunately only these two illustrations survive from those that I produced, but I do remember them as the better images from the set.
The top illustration is coloured pencil on black heavy weight paper, and shows Williams-Honda driver Keke Rosberg, who went on to win the Australian Grand Prix – the first time that Adelaide had hosted a race in the Formula One World Championship.
Below that is an illustration completed in ink and coloured pencil. It shows Stefan Johansson (Ferrari #28) ahead of Patrick Tambay (Renault #15) as they race up to the East End Markets section of the Adelaide street circuit.
Musical collective Gone Troppo have finally created a presence on Bandcamp, so I’ve updated my old print design from the original CD release of Children of Chornobyl, to now be available as a pdf download in a revised format more suitable for the screen.
The disaster at Chernobyl happened back in April 1986, and the Fukushima incident occurred 25 years later, in March 2011. Once again the true scale of the radiation contamination is being downplayed, official reports are written to deceive and mislead, and the ongoing effects will be buried under a wall of silence that disrespects all those displaced and harmed by the nuclear spill.
We are unfortunately leaving another significant and long lasting destructive legacy to our children – one that will continue to cause grief, pain and severe financial hardships for many years. What have we learned in the 25 years since the Chernobyl disaster?
The musical impact made by Pink Floyd is significant and everlasting, and their contribution to popular music has inspired and creatively influenced many throughout the years. Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, David Gilmour, Richard Wright and Nick Mason have collectively produced a sound and style that continues to resonate with listeners around the world, and offers those who wish to take up the offer, a journey beyond constraints and outside the ordinary.
Their sonic soundscapes are complexly epic and majestic, real and unreal, and move stylishly between quiet control and urgent, emotional outpourings. Shifting from their earlier psychedelic and ‘space rock’ progressive sound to a more structured (yet still expansive) modern rock format, the band found mainstream success through the 1970′s with their classic ‘concept’ albums Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, and The Wall.
My poster design reflects the highly improvised and experimental earlier period of their career, visually representing the mysterious and vast inner and outer space moods of those pioneering psychedelic days.