After over two months in the Beijing studio working on my new Domestic/Exotic paintings, a large Travailogue series and hundreds of drawings it seemed like time for a little journey north. I am here in UlaanBaatar the capital of Mongolia. Mostly busy with new drawings and attempting to get my bearings in this unusual city. Part central Asian, part Russian communist, part cowboy, and part buddhist. I must look further to sort it all out a bit.
Soon I return to Australia for two solo exhibitions. The first in Broome, north western Australia at Short Street Gallery. This show entitled BASE will run from 22nd August to 5th September. Melbourne is the next stop as my INTRANSIT show opens 19th September at William Mora Gallery. This will primarily be a work on paper exhibition of drawings done on the road (or sea) over the past few years.
In late November I will once again return to the Antarctic with the Australian Antarctic Division as an artist in residence at Davis Base this time, staying a few months at least. Another visit to this frigidexotica will be somewhat of a change from the past six months of living in hot and excitable Asian mega cities. Here is not so populated of course. I doubt if my nomadic ways have any similarities with the traditional nomadic lifestyle of the Mongolians but I shall investigate whilst I am in the neighborhood.