In Oct 2015 I collaborated on a project with another artist, Roger Edwards. Together we completed a large mural on the rear wall of the Hamilton NAB Bank. The mural was designed to compliment the courtyard which holds the “Community Pocket Garden”. We wanted it to be a “courtyard garden within a courtyard garden” and for it to enclose and personalise the space.
Roger is well known for his paintings of birds and so he painted a yellow faced honeyeater, which is very common in the area, nestled in a courtyard of my built spaces. We used colours from the Haymes paint range, as well as some I mixed myself. By sticking to a limited colour palette felt we kept the design cohesive and easy on the eye.
While living in the Northern Territory I became friends with Lorna Fencer Napurrula
2002 we collaborated on a piece called “My Country, Our Country” this was a lot of fun and it came about while sitting around with her and one of her family members. Lorna was very sincere in her love for her “country” and was a humorous intelligent lady who I feel privileged to have known. She passed away in 2006.
In 2003, I collaborated with another artist, Phoebe Hargreaves. She wanted to me to paint my houses and then she went over the top with her “story”. It was an interesting process to work with her and end up with a cohesive piece of art work.