lenten presence

Lent ( the 40 days before Easter) is traditionally a time in which we are to consider our vulnerability and fallibility as human beings. I was asked to contribute to a small booklet of Lenten reflections which is edited by the Rev. Meagan Crosby Shearer who is priest to the Emmaus Community and St Matthias... Continue Reading →

words and pictures

Having had my so much of my world view informed by listening to Australia's public broadcaster, the ABC, I cannot say how much it means to have a written piece published in the Religion and Ethics Report. The article Art and the Nature of Good and Evil  is an expansion of a talk I originally... Continue Reading →

interworld

I am very pleased to taking part in this exhibition coming up in May. Interworld May 3 – 12, 2019 arc.hive artist run centre 2516 Bridge St, Victoria, BC V8T 5H3 Opening: May 3rd, 2019 (7-9 pm) Shae Anthony, Desiree DeRuiter, Markus Drassl, Susan Feilders, Sheryl Fisher, Amber Morrison and Cornelia van Voorst Through drawing,... Continue Reading →

show me your face

Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come..... My dove in the clefts of the rock, in the hiding places on the mountainside, show me your face, let me hear your voice; for your voice is sweet, and your face is lovely. For a booklet of meditations for Advent, I was asked... Continue Reading →

beloved remembrance

This talk was presented on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, 11th November, 2018. The podcast for my talk can be found here. I found it really really difficult to get this talk together. You see, I am speaking from a place I would rather not be in- as  a child of... Continue Reading →

a complex grief

After laying aside my curatorial work with the Stairwell Gallery, my mind has turned to my own work as a priority. But as I approach it I notice that as well as a sense of need and desire to make art, there is a deep hesitation. To overcome that reticence, I decided to keep my... Continue Reading →

iconic blue

Since the History as Personal Memory exhibition I have been concentrating on my curating work and helping with improvements to an art space I have been involved with. I have for a number of years attended a small church called St Philip Anglican which is influenced by a contemplative approach to Christianity. Over the last... Continue Reading →

art for you

Vancouver Island School of Art asked artists to donate a work for their fundraiser "Art For You" held at the beginning of May 2018 This is the piece I made specifically for the event. "Of Things Hoped For" 12 by 8 inches. Collage, ink, paper, gesso on wood panel.

the resistance of love

I gave this talk at The Abbey Church, Victoria BC, Canada on February 26th 2018 in association with my work being shown in the exhibition History as Personal Memory. My father and mother fell in love well after the Second World War yet their marriage never emerged from its shadow. My German born father had... Continue Reading →

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