14 Jun 2016 - 10 Jul 2016
When your gallery asks if you’re interested in a spot three weeks from
whatever the date was, the answer is ‘YES’… always.
There’s no time to get prints done and framed, so what you can include
depends on what you have on hand. It means that you take down the two
prints that you have in the guest room; you dig out a couple hiding
behind other stuff in the office… and then this is where the shed really
I have the luxury of having a very big shed. A minor problem is that it’s
half filled with junk. The other half is a ‘room’ that I had built to
store things that need to be away from pests and moisture. It’s been so
successful that it even keeps the spiders out.
The room in the shed is where I store the idiosyncratic collection of
prints that’ve come back from exhibitions over the past several years.
There’s no particular rationale to what’s ended up there… some of the
most popular pictures of mine are amongst them. I forget what’s there and
double up on occasion. That’s quite handy at moments like this. I found
two framed prints of the ’48 Holden when I didn’t think that there were
For much of the past two years I’ve been concerned with the Arcadia
exhibition that began life at the National Portrait Gallery in August
2014, and then travelled to regional galleries in Geelong and the Tweed.
There’s a considerable overlap between that exhibition and this
collection, but some of those prints were 2 metres wide or high, and
they’re in the shed now too. This group of prints is a return to a more
Group Exhibition Oct 2014
These are (mostly) pictures you've never seen
Solo Exhibition Nov 2011
Max Dupain & John Witzig
Group Exhibition Apr 2010
The last picture show
Solo Exhibition May 2008