Roundabout the Gold Coast with Corpse Veronese

Visiting the Gold Coast provided an excellent opportunity to visit the studio of Corpse Veronese, having seen his exhibition From the Darkness in Brisbane in late 2016.

The collaborative drawing process was informed by a potentially serious incident where I lost control of my car, with Corpse as passenger, while on a roundabout outside of Marina Mirage.

Corpse remained eerily calm while spinning out of control towards a grove of palm trees, attesting, I believe, to the visionary artist’s familiarity with situations where the only appropriate response is surrender.

I look forward to collaborating again with Corpse in 2017. See more of Corpse Veronese’s postmortal psychedelia here.

Untitled Drawing with Undead Artist, Corpse Veronese

Down to the Water with the Lark Magazine

A poem has been written to one of my drawings and it’s not half as grim as you might expect. Down to the Water (and accompanying drawing) feature in the 2nd edition of The Lark Magazine.

The Lark is an independently published magazine for children featuring regular segments on the history of story telling, introductions to authors from the past, a fun look at the practices of philosophical enquiry, as well as mythology, songs, spoken word, riddles and plays.

Editor and author of The Lark Magazine, Anna O’Faolan and I have a history of creative collaboration in film, playwriting and dramatic performance, beginning in Byron Bay in the early 1990s. (Anna and her daughters also feature in drawings from my Whian Whian series.)

In addition to featuring work by grown ups the Lark invites young readers to submit their own artwork, poems or stories. To find out where you can pick up a copy or to learn more about how to submit visit the Lark online.

Anna O’Faolan and I in our intensely moody/dreamy younger years.