Art

Updated by Bryan Kilgallin, on 9 November, 2023.

I regularly revise the Drawing and Photography pages.
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Acrylic

I've won prizes with synthetic polymer paint!

Artist Statement

I had careers in science and business. So I taught and practised informatics.

My medium is digital. My computers run Linux. And I draw on a pen display. I use vector graphics software. Avoiding the area restriction of bitmap images.

My art was therapy. In an art club, I'm in a digital media group. Occasionally in an urban group, I sketch interiors.

I'm a conscientious, abstract thinker. Experimenting varies results. My art explores technique. It's more conceptual than representational.

Judges have liked my manipulation of photography. And my audience is global.

Digital Media

I've won first prize for Digital Art.

Certificate

Here are my animation, and recent drawing.

Animation

In this project, I simulated a ball bouncing down a landscape.

Drawing

This is my current practice.

Exhibitions

Year Title Venue Prize
2003 Flowers of Hope and Vision Chapman Gallery
2004 Between Surreal and Serene ACT Legislative Assembly Gallery Painting
2005 Inspired By Nature Canberra Museum and Gallery
2006 Moments of In-between Belconnen Gallery Exhibition
2007 Mask Canberra Contemporary Art Space Manuka
2008 Our Dreams Belconnen Gallery
2008 Digital Photography Belconnen Gallery
2008-2009 Painting & Drawing Belconnen Gallery
2009 Alive & Well In Canberra Belconnen Gallery
2011 No Health Without Mental Health Belconnen Gallery
2012 Anything Goes Belconnen Gallery
2012 Opening Playing Field Studio
2012 Mindscapes Festival Art & Photography Competition Belconnen Gallery
2014 Mindscapes Festival Art & Photography Competition Belconnen Gallery
2015 Act Belong Commit Belconnen Gallery
2016 De Fence Belconnen Arts Centre
2018 Piece of Mind Belconnen Community Gallery
2018 Inside/Outside Belconnen Community Gallery
2019 Pigment of the Imagination Belconnen Community Gallery
2019 Making Tracks Belconnen Community Gallery
2020 Canberra Art Workshop M16 Artspace
2021 Canberra Art Workshop M16 Artspace
2021 Testamur 3 2021 M16 Artspace
2022 Canberra Art Workshop M16 Artspace
2022 80th Spring Exhibition The Fitters' Workshop 1st Digital Art
Me winning a prize

Mixed Media

The artwork is made from an assemblage of different forms.

Oils

In this medium, pigments are bound in drying oil. I used to occasionally paint a portrait in an A5 visual diary.

Photography

My recent activities were viewed through a camera.

Printmaking

Relief print
On Tuesday 14 February 2017, my art class was on relief printing. So I cut into expanded polystyrene. And the teacher printed sequentially in yellow, magenta and blue. My model was another art student. I hadn't done printmaking for years. So many of the effects were accidental!

Watercolour

This was outdoors, with pigments suspended in water.