UNDER THE PEAR TREE

sidespace gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart 2019

This exhibition brings together several series of works inspired by the stories read under that pear tree. The works include small tributes to the Australian artist Charles Blackman and Czechoslovakian stop motion animator Jan Švankmajer for their reinterpretation of Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland.

When I first read Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland as a child, I was surprised to read that she thought she may land in Australia as she fell down the rabit hole. This notion has stayed with me throughout my creative years, and was my first inspiration to begin a series of paintings and art dolls as early as 1990.

I Wished I Hadn't Cried So Much

Alice, Among The Flower Bed

GOODNIGHT MARIANNE
ALICE DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE

ALICE THROUGH THE WINDOW

PICK YOUR FLAMINGO
IT'S ALWAYS TEA TIME
ON IN A GOLDEN AFTERNOON
ALICE IN A TEAPOT
DRINK ME!
THE BLACK GLOVES
ALICE DREAMING
THE TWEEDLES
LITTLE RED CAP
THE BIG BAD
SVANKMAJER'S WHITE RABBIT
ALICE WEARING BURTON GLOVES
THE WHITE RABBIT
THE BIG BAD
THREE BROTHERS RIDE THE FOX'S TAIL
THE TWEEDLES
THE RED QUEEN
RIDING THE FOX'S TAIL
THE  SEVEN RAVENS
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