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December 09
:: Hedgemaze artists have had to disperse as the Port Adelaide building has been sold. Sera Waters and myself have moved into our new studio The Incinerator at Thebarton (launch information coming soon) :: Work continues towards my April exhibition Swan Hunters at Helen Gory Galerie, Melbourne.

November 09
:: Painting, packing and moving studio this week - exciting times! The new studio was built in the mid 30's, designed by Sir Walter Burleigh Griffin who created the layout of Canberra. Currently the building has a recording studio in the basement, performance space at ground level and now studios on the top. There are only three Burley-Griffin incinerators left in Australia, all preserved for their detail and beauty.

Congratulations to Helen Pynor as the winner of this years RBS Award. Also to Victoria Reichelt for winning the Employees Choice Award.

October 09
:: RBS Emerging Artist Award update - the painting Wenceslas has been included amongst the 28 finalist works to go on display Tuesday 6th October 2009, to be held in the exhibition space of the Renzo Piano RBS Tower, 88 Phillip Street, Sydney.

September 09
:: Max Dawn Gallery presents The Devil, opening 10 Oct, 7 to 10 pm - James Dodd, Driller Jet Armstrong, Harmony Nicholas, Tom Phillips Tony Curran (NSW), Tai Spruyt, Chris Tamm (NSW), Trisha Lambi (QLD), Ruben H.Bermudez (Spain), Sarah Grillo, Deidre But-Husaim, Michael Garret, Nick Thompson, Naomi Oliver (NSW), Roedel/Northey, Luku - October 10 - 24, Phillips St, Thebarton SA 82347625, open Tues 12 - 5, Frid & Sat 1 -5

August 09
:: The painting Wenceslas has been selected by curator Susan Manford to be exhibited as part of The RBS Emerging Artist Award (previously known as the ABN AMRO Emerging Artist Award) :: The overall winner will receive $15,000 and the winning work to become part of the RBS Australian Art Collection, plus the artist will also receive an around the world airline ticket and international artistic development program. The Employee’s Choice Award 2009 winner will receive an around the world ticket and $2,000 spending money.

July 09
:: Much thanks to Australia Council for the Arts for a New Work grant to research and create new paintings during 2009 & 2010.

June 09
:: Working in the studio for upcoming Melbourne exhibition.

April 09
:: Images of paintings for Lonesome Doves are now online :: Read exhibition essay by Alison Kubler :: View catalogue.

March 09
:: Lonesome Doves will be opening on April 2 2009, artist reception 6 - 8 pm, exhibition continues until April 25 at Boutwell Draper Gallery, 82 - 84 Georges Street Redfern Sydney NSW 2016 :: please email James and Susan for your personal invitation and exhibition catalogue at or phone (+61) 02 9310 5662

February 09
:: S
omething I said at Helen Gory Gallerie Melbourne Vic, 25 February - 7, Opening Saturday 28th Feb 2 - 5pm :: Artists showing include Linda Tegg, Anna Hoyle, Daniel Price, Amelda Read Forsythe, Alan Young, Deidre But-Husaim, Locust Jones, Shannon Peel, Jade Palmer, Jacqui Stockdale, Claude Jones and Peter Robertson.

January 09 :: Work at left Elvis from Lonesome Doves, oil on linen, 89 x 66 cm - April in Sydney at Boutwell Draper Gallery (details coming soon) Please contact myself or the gallery to be placed on the mailling list.

November 08
:: Back in the 'maze' working towards upcoming exhibition - April 09 at Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney

September - October 08
:: Away from the studio - Seeing Berlin and St Petersburg - discovering places in between.

Queensland's Teena Girdis reports on the dark style Neo Goth back in black artworks, aired on ABC1 on August 15, 2008

August 08
:: The Joys of Collecting Art - Should You Consider Becoming a Serious Collector? Of course you should :: Herb 'n' Dot via YouTube and the art life

neo-goth: back in black 2008
- The Art Museum at The University of Queensland 25 July - 21 September
goth/ emo/ surf/ indie/ punk: something decidedly dark is permeating all aspects of contemporary culture. From its subcultural origins in eighteenth century literature, through to the movement's dedicated tribes of black-clad youths in the 1980s, Goth culture is no longer underground or fringe, but mainstream. Is this 'new' interpretation of the Gothic aesthetic just that – an aesthetic – or is the neo-Goth impulse a considered response to a darker, more pessimistic world? The major exhibition neo goth dips beneath the surface and takes a peak at the noir underbelly of Australian culture as it is manifested across art, fashion, film and literature. neo goth includes such emerging and established artists as Deidre But-Husaim, Shaun Gladwell, Louise Hearman, Bill Henson, Amanda Marburg, eX de Medici, Scott Redford, David Stephenson, and Ricky Swallow.
Guest curator Alison Kubler

June 08
:: Multiplex - Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney, 11 June - 19 July 2008 Artists represented eX de Medici, Pamela Mei Leng See, Ingo Kleinert, Murray Fredericks, Ken Unsworth, Gavin Hurley, Kirsty Bruce, Deidre But-Husaim, Peter Daverington, Claudia Chaseling, Geoffrey de Groen, Anne Morrison, Teo Treloar, David Stephenson

May 08 :: artlife interview - Just Say No ...

I have withdrawn my painting Beauty Marks (boy boy) from The Churchie held by the Anglican Church Grammar School. When I entered I was not aware of the schools decision to ban same-sex partners of final year students from their formal. If I had known of this decision at the time I would not have entered. We all need to put an end to discrimination and homophobia.
For more information see links below.

April 08
:: Beauty Marks (boy boy) has been selected for the churchie national emerging art award :: "The churchie national emerging art exhibition, affectionately known as 'the churchie' is one of Australia's leading emerging art awards. Held annually since 1987, 'the churchie' recognizes, exposes and promotes emerging artists and their work."

Mixed Paint
Brisbane Sunday Mail (click to view)

yourself to the jameskalm report.

February, March and April
:: Three of my paintings are on view at the Adelaide International Airport (departures level) :: enquiries to Jennifer Kalionis at Adelaide Central Gallery.

Upcoming exhibition dates :: Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney, 11 June - 19 July 2008 (group) :: Neo Goth: Back in Black, University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane, 25 July – 21 September

March 08 :: Adelaide Ink opening Thusday 6th March 6 - 8pm Nexus Multicultural Arts Centre

February 08
:: Works on Paper 29 Feb - 22 March, Adelaide Festival Show, Adelaide Central Gallery

January 08
:: Coming up - Adelaide Ink - Various Artists - A multimedia exhibition of body art featuring live events at Nexus Multicultural Arts Centre. Exhibition runs from 25th February to April 4th :: Body Art Show & Tell Session 4-6pm Thursday 6th March :: Exhibition Opening 6-8pm Thursday 6th March :: Part of the Adelaide Fringe

New Works
:: Images page

:: The Years in Visual Art, On stage (and walls) Melbourne, Jan 08

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