January 16, 2020

2 Australian artists (Natalie Eslick & Kat Hamilton) got together to organise Art for Fires, a diverse community of artists donating art work to benefit the front line volunteers of Australia's devastating bush fires and Wildlife rescue charities. (artists choose)


November 19, 2019

A few months ago Luna Ryan, Brenda Croft and I cast what feels like millions of spear tips and axe heads replicas in cast glass. Now they are out in the world at Niagara gallery and it really is wonderful to see how Brenda's concept has come together.

 Uranium glass axe...

November 3, 2019

On Halloween I accompanied the in-house critic on a car trip to Melbourne for the purpose of a meeting he was attending the next day. The 600km+ journey was not our best one. 

So it was that I intended to make the most of my free time in Melbourne city. I had a day of p...

October 26, 2019

Today I zipped up to Sydney and back by coach.  I caught the last few hours of Kirstie Rea's Still – like water exhibition at Sabbia Gallery. I love Kirstie's gentle, thoughtful pieces, her mastery of kiln-formed glass is amazing.

It was 15 degrees hotter in Sydney than...

September 7, 2019

Today we drove from Canberra to Rookwood cemetery (Sydney) and back for HIDDEN Rookwood sculptures exhibition. For HIDDEN 2019 there was a short films section for which I was a finalist. The short film I entered was a reworking of the animation I made for Born of Flowe...

April 30, 2019

I'm really delighted to be finalist for the Hidden Rookwood films exhibition. As part of the Hidden sculpture walk at Rookwood Cemetery there will be a loop of short films showing in the American War Pavilion.

HIDDEN is an outdoor sculpture exhibition that takes place a...

April 20, 2019

Our Exhibition had a write up in the Canberra Times today by arts writer Kerry-Anne Cousins. A snippet from the article...

"Deane's romantic work Born of Flowers is a stop-motion animation installation. A projected figure dances across the gallery wall before stooping t...

March 23, 2019

Today Luna Ryan and I did an artist talk for our exhibition Long held customs (Peter Nilsson was away, but we will do another all together in April).

This morning, as I was gathering up my 'show & tell' I came across a page in my sketch book, which is the kernel idea fo...

March 20, 2019

What a coincidence that our opening landed on World story telling day! I had a lovely evening, many thanks for coming along to help me celebrate.

A friend caught this lovely image of me with my artwork (plus some bubbly).

March 13, 2019

Artists Spike Deane, Peter Nilsson and Luna Ryan reveal their fascination for storytelling in contemporary studio glass. Their passion for old and new materials and techniques are used as a vehicle to explore different aspects of storytelling from the imagined to the m...

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