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RISE Exhibition – Media Night







Last night Sam and I attended the media night for Rise Exhibition at Carriageworks (RISE officially launches tonight!).

RISE is an exhibition to benefit those impacted by the Australian bush fires. Artworks on show were created using charcoal from the burnt trees as a medium.

All proceeds will be donated to the Rural Fire Service, BlazeAid, Fire Relief Fund, Wires, Port Macquarie Koala Hospital, Wildlife Victoria, Kangaroo Island Wildlife Fund and LandCare Australia Bushfire Relief Fund.

If you want to make a difference, consider buying an artwork. You get something rad to put up on your wall and your money goes to charity. WIN WIN! To check out the artworks for sale visit:

Event photography by SAM LAW

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RISE Australia Auction

Just today and tomorrow left for you to grab a piece of art from the RISE online auction!

There are some beautiful pieces waiting to find new homes and hopefully bring happiness into your world (I’m bidding on a few pices for myself and Mum!), in the process they will also help rebuild lives of some of those who were affected by the fires! I know C19 is front of mind for everyone but if you are in a position bid your help will make a big difference.


Video by Spacewalk:

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RISE EXHIBITION. An exhibition using charcoal from the trees burnt in bushfires as a medium to create the works. This is huge! I’m honoured and absolutely over the moon to have been invited to contribute!

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New iPhone thanks to Viv

I’ve been rocking a cracked screen since I dropped my phone at the RISE Exhibition and for my B’Day this year Viv gave me a new iPhone! So generous! Such a sweetie. So much love! It’s got a killer camera, will be sure to play around with it.

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Just an update


I’ve been in a pretty shit place lately.

Super unmotivated. Smoking a lot (rolling tobacco not weed), drinking a lot, starting to bail out of family get-togethers and shoots too, not showering for days at a time, watching Netflix (Animal Kingdom, it’s great!) and gaming a lot too.

I’m still stubborn AF when it comes to my medication. Trying to stick to 25mg a night (I was at 300mg when I first started early last year) but I find that when I up it to 50mg/night I actually wake up singing and wanting to put Rufus on in the morning to start my day, but it quickly fades away.

This morning I booted up my PC to play some Destiny 2 and bam, it glitched out and the motherboard went up in a puff of smoke.

Maybe it’s a sign.

I’ve spent most of today working on my charcoal (using burnt trees from the fires) piece for the RISE exhibition instead. It’s not been easy, but I’m in the zone for sure. I’m not exactly in a confident place right now, but the music is up and I’m getting my hands dirty.

To anyone else having a shit time right now. I’m with you! Not sure if it ever gets any better, but distractions and good music on full blast help to break up the rhythm and that’s a good thing.

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Always happy to share process: I’ve finally got started on my piece for RISE EXHIBITION – I’m only a couple of hours in but it’s been amazing using charcoal from the burnt trees as a medium. All proceeds from the art works sold is going out to to charities supporting the firefighters, people that lost their homes & wildlife. #RiseExhibition #RiseAustralia

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So you may shoot me with your words
You may cut me with your eyes
And I’ll rise
I’ll rise
I’ll rise

Got delivery of a bag of burnt trees from the fires which I’ll (and all the other artists invited) use to make an artwork for RISE Exhibition. Really excited to be working with charcoal (it’s been a long while!). Really honoured to be a part of such an amazing show!

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Snake Snake Snake

Garry Trihn’s piece.

Yesterday I dropped in to see Snake Snake Snake, an art exhibition underneath Town Hall. Was pleasantly surprised to see one of my mate Garry’s pieces in the exhibit. Not sure I dug how he presented his work, but I’m a massive fan of his and once I got into checking each and every photograph out I was instantly smiling, and giggling inside. Love his humour!

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Mothers Day shopping in Newtown

Christina and I dropped in to see Val’s work which was in an exhibition as part of the head on festival

We were outside, the door was shut. We were just about to head off, but in that instant my mate Ben came up to the car. Was a surprise to see him there (he knew another photographer displaying work in the show).

Remember those cool rulers you had as a kid, when you tilted them the image would animate? This artwork did just that, very cool. Can’t wait to do my own interactive/animating artwork!

Slammed Merc in Newtown.

We ended buying the Mothers some lovely and very detailed Turkish homewares from Farah. The details on this bowl are all raised, very nice.

Hell on Wheels was next door so I dropped in to say G’day to Tom. Check the crazy good artwork on the walls.

All stickered up. Toms’s man cave had so much rad stuff in it my eyes failed to settle on any one thing!

Spotted this sex spec VW showcar outside.

We dropped into the Maltese cafe for some food. Still as great as I remembered it back in the day (on Crown St.). The pastizzi’s were 40cents back then (they’re $2 now).

Christina and I spent the day in Newtown yesterday to do a spot of Mothers Day shopping. I figure that if we get something from the mall, the Mothers are going to know exactly where we got the goodies from, but the Mothers are very rarely (if ever) in Newtown. Newtown is still full of lovely crafty things too (IE: less commercial goods).

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