I am delighted to be involved in Art on James, a unique initiative curated by Louise Martin-Chew and Alison Kubler, which will showcase contemporary art in leading design and retail stores on James Street in New Farm. Art on James will be running from 2-9 June, and is focused on strengthening a dialogue between leading local designers, lifestyle retailers, galleries and artists.
Three Brisbane-based artists - including myself - have been invited to create works inspired by James Street designers. Claire Stenning has produced a work in response to Tom Gunn, Simone Eisler has created a work in response to Easton Pearson, and I have made a work in response to FIO Contemporary Jewellery and Design. These works will be available for purchase with proceeds to be donated to children’s charity AEIOU.
Featured artists include: John Young, Ben Quilty, Alex Seton, Stefan Dunlop, Craig Waddell, Adam Cullen, Kristin Headlam, Alun-Leach Jones, Ian Smith, Celeste Chandler, Tom Alberts, Fiona Foley, Rebecca Ross, Simone Eisler, Graham Fransella, Michael Cook, Rosslynd Piggott, Lincoln Austin, James and Eleanor Avery, Christopher Langton, Sandra Selig, Natalya Hughes, Tim Johnson, Stephen Hart, Carl Warner, Judith Wright, Alex Chomicz, Grant Stevens, Ian Waldron, Donna Marcus, Joanne Currie, Michael Nelson Jagamara, Ari Athans, Dorothy Napangardi, Laurie Nilsen, Ben Somerville, James McMurtrie, Roberta Easton, Sallie Portnoy, Tali Dalton, Tim Basset Kyss, Kerrie Warren, Bruce Earles, Andrew Kelaher and Helene Cox.
A number of exciting Art on James events have been scheduled throughout the week. Head to the James St website for all the details.