Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Sitting in a bar listening to chatter.
Talk of people doing right.
Talk of people doing wrong.
Tom Waits over the stereo.
It's a good thing for men to wade in cliche.
Good thing for women too.
Robert Johnson now.
Give the bartender a story.
He gives me a free drink.
It is a good story.
Not yet over.
Now my drink, it's in a jar.
And my thoughts now drift back,
Because of this black rose.
To you.
Passion and flesh that seemed to melt.
Closeness, only perceived.
Never truly realised.
But realise this,
In the absence of that which you truly want.
It is better to yearn.

Sunday, March 28, 2010


A phone call.
Then a message.
An invitation.
Contact I have expected.

It's a strange thing to be so frightened of seeing someone you loved so intensely. Given enough time I'm sure I'll sure be able to leave this behind. But it still feels quite fresh. I wonder if you even considered if your contacting me would hurt me? Probably not. You are all instinct and heart. With that in mind I am happy to keep silent and remain simple. I dare not flare my desire for something I cannot have.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Thinking about my paintings

Hard edge shapes against a background of gestural marks.
There is a sense of zero gravity.
I think of Malevich.
Ideas in space.
Ideas having form and substance.
If there is meaning it is liminal.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Monday, March 8, 2010

Thursday, March 4, 2010


 a group exhibtion curated by Nick Ashby. 

Starring: Christopher Bennie, Gordon Craig, Matt Dabrowski and the Many Hands of Glamour, Christian Flynn, Matt Malone, Sebastian Moody, Shaun O'Connor, Pamela See, Elizabeth Shaw, Gabriella Szablewska, Simone Tops, Carl Warner, Brent Wilson, Nick Ashby

Shaun O’ConnorUntitled, 2009
Found objects and resin
Multiple of five

Image courtesy of the artist and Dianne Tanzer Gallery + projects

Downsize utilises a diverse range of media including cast glass, metalsmithing, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture and video - creating a massive exhibition that celebrates going small!

Wed 6:00PM, 10 Mar 2010 to Sat 5:00PM, 27 Mar 2010

Metro Arts Centre
109 Edward St
Brisbane QLD 4000