Painting is architecture


Painting is architecture
May 31-June 17
Opening Wednesday May 31, 6.30-8pm
Tacit Galleries, Melbourne
191-193 Johnston St, Collingwood

Artist Statement

The paintings in this exhibition continue my linear exploration of the grid. But not as grid as straight line rather as grid as motion and construction (building).

One line leads to another. Sometimes works sit for weeks until the next layer presents itself. An intuitive ideology of trust that at some point everything will work out.

That stopping point is always the same. A compositional resolution I could never have conceived prior to commencement.

My current palette is black, white, and brown (light, shade, earths).

Selected works

Grid Work, 2022, oil on canvas, 137 x 122 cm

I had a dream, 2023, oil on canvas, 122 x 153 cm

Open Weave, 2023, oil on canvas, 102 x 102 cm

Framed, 2023, oil on canvas 71 x 76 cm

Two Field, 2023, oil on canvas 91 x 61 cm

Orbital, 2022, oil on canvas found lampshade, 40 x 40 x 3 cm

Table Tops


Invitation group exhibition
May 31-June 17
Opening Wednesday May 31, 6.30-8pm
Tacit Galleries, Melbourne
191-193 Johnston St, Collingwood

Table Tops 1 and 2, oil on assemblage, 30 x 25 x 7 and 10 cm x 2.

Table tops in process

Just ideas

Cross gallery

As the name suggests 'Just Ideas' is group exhibition of Australian and international artists exploring the note, the concept, the preliminary work. Size limit 20 cm.

White Front, 2022, gesso on hessian, 18 x 14 x 11 cm.
This is an experimental work for a series in this media.

See Instagram @crossgallerybundaberg for included artists.

Bound Pigment

Celebrating Paint
A group exhibition of 33 artists
February 8 - 25, 2023
Opening Wednesday Feb 8, 6.30-8pm
Tacit Galleries, Melbourne
191-193 Johnston St, Collingwood


Grey Lines, 2018, oil on canvas, 101 x 101 cm

Follow the line, 2018, oil on canvas, 107 x 91 cm

Loose Grid, 2019, oil on canvas, 76 x 71 cm

'Bound Pigment : Celebrating Paint' installation images


TJ Bateson
Robyn Burgess
Terri Brooks

To December 3
Tacit Galleries, Melbourne
191-193 Johnston St, Collingwood

L-R: Terri Brooks, TJ Bateson

Substrate 22

 August 3 - 20


Sticks 1, 2022, oil on aluminum, 25.5 x 21.5 cm

Sticks 2, 2022, oil on aluminum, 25.5 x 21.5 cm

Sticks 3, 2022 ,oil on aluminum, 25.5 x 21.5 cm

Spectrum : The possibilities of light

 July 13 - 30


Selected works:

Crossings, 2022, oil on canvas, 90 x 122 cm. AU$5800

Weathered White, 2021, oil on canvas, 102 x 102 cm. AU$5800

Base Grid, 2021, oil on canvas, 84 x 61 cm. AU$3200

Material as Metaphor, 2021, oil on canvas, 61 x 66 cm. AU$2750

Brown Stripes, 2021, oil on canvas, 61 x 50 cm. AU$2300

Basket, 2022, oil on paper, 29 x 29 x 12 cm. AU$900

Check Oval, 2022, oil on paper, 27 x 20 x 5 cm. AU$750

Installation images:

The Butterfly Effect

 Stand with Ukraine

100 artists have donated works for UNICEF

Ukraine Emergency Appeal

Bidding closes August 18

Gallery exhibition 1-18 August

Poimena Gallery, Launceston Grammar, Launceston, Tasmania

Sapphire Blue, 2019, oil on hardened paper, 27 x 21 x 9 cm. 

Tacit Galleries

TJ Bateson
To May 28

A benefit exhibition to support TACIT while Tim undergoes life saving treatment. 
I wish Tim the very best and a good recovery.

Voices, Tacit Galleries

Voices, Tacit Galleries

Slow Drawing, 2022, oil on canvas, 41 x 31 cm.

April '22 news


Fine White Grid, 2020, installed with Miik Green
at Ultimointeriors, with Linton and Kay Galleries Perth

Stone Crown, 2017 (top left) with the work of artist Diana Miller
private collection of the artist, NSW

Grey Lines, 2016, private collection Melbourne

Five works have travelled to private collections
on the east and west coast of the USA this year
including Veiled White Marks, 2018, oil on canvas, 122 x 122 cm.

Introducing studio visit tickets.
These can be purchased via the shop upon email request

White Variations, 2014, oil on canvas, 153 x 153 cm.

Paintings and paper works are live for direct purchase via my shop page

Works in the shop include shipping with insurance. Small works shipped via Australia Post Express and larger paintings with Pack and Send/DHL.

Delivery times vary between one to three weeks. Please note: Fine art is import duty (tax) exempt in most countries.

Payment options: Stripe, PayPal (including credit card and Pay in 4), and internet banking, PayID or account transfer. AU$ = .75USD.

Currently there is a 'Running out of storage space' sale!
Selected works up to 50% off. Includes shipping.