Posts Tagged ‘art’

Happy 4th Birthday HGC

December 19, 2013

It’s been a long time between posts and even longer between making work.

After welcoming baby Imogen to the fray this year, life has been a never ending roller-coaster and time is non-existent.

Having said that, 2014 is a new year and I look forward to once again focussing on that which irks me as I work on a new series.

The world has changed a lot and with the impending demise of establishments such as the QCP (Thanks to the Campbell Newman regime) I am going to make work that transcends ‘photography’. Photography is maligned by the public and gallery systems alike for it’s lack of aura, something that I can appreciate, even if I don’t entirely concur with.

To me, art is art and it’s what you are looking at and consuming that is more important, than where you see it or how it is made.

The thought, not the process, is what makes art great. If it is great art, of course.

Anyway, as HolyGreenCow approached it’s 5th year of existence and no longer qualifies as an Emerging Artist, the time is now to at least think about making art. In between changing nappies, tantrums and everything else that makes parenthood so much fun…

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Thank you for reading.

Ian

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Sunday Mail 16/12/12

December 16, 2012

With only a few days left before the Mayan Calendar runs out, Sally Browne at the Sunday Mail has written a fantastic article about my current show in today’s Sunday Mail.

The Greatest Story Ever Told 2  is on at the QLD Centre for Photography until the 13th of January. Assuming the Mayans were just lazy and we will all still be here.

Since it was a day after HolyGreenCow’s 3rd anniversary on the planet, this is a really special way to celebrate!!

Cheers

Ian

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Sunday Mail 16 12 12 (click to read or buy it)

Happy Birthday Ver 3.0

December 15, 2012

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Well, another year is over in the life of HolyGreenCow. It’s been a hectic but wonderful year and to finish it on exhibition at the QCP is awesome.

This last 12 months has been a gap year creatively, due to the relief at finishing Uni and the joy of getting to know Cordelia.

I’m pleased to be represented by my new commercial gallery Redcliffe Jetty Gallery, having made my first sales there in such a short time!!

A wonderful exhibition at Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery was a stellar highlight, in a year that seems to have gone by in a flash.

Anyway, three years down and I’m looking forward to working on my new series for 2013…

Happy Birthday HGC!!

New Shirts available for a short time only…

November 28, 2012

 

Just in time for the ‘End of the World ‘ ™.  HolyGreenCow has made a big range of T-shirts available for Christmas (If the prophecy allows…)

View HolyGreenCow Shirts Here

There are a few examples above and these will all be available until the world makes it decision on it’s future…

Cheers

Ian

Redcliffe Jetty Gallery

October 16, 2012

HolyGreenCow is pleased to be represented in the brand new Redcliffe Jetty Gallery on the Esplanade at Redcliffe.

It’s a fantastic gallery with some amazing artists!!

Check them on Face Book or at the website

Moreton Bay Region Art Awards

May 10, 2012

Long time no blog, but I just wanted to post this picture of the first framed image from ‘The Greatest Story Ever Told 2’.

It has made the finals of the Moreton Bay Region Art Awards and I am extremely pleased, It looks great (even if this photo doesn’t show it…)

I literally picked it up from the Framers and dropped it off, so this is my first and last look at it… Til the opening on the 18th of May.

(Cordelia’s 1st Birthday)  :p

Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery

January 31, 2012

Just got the program and Invite for my exhibition and opening night frivolities  🙂

It looks like a big week in Bundy that week. Can’t wait. The gallery is going all out to make the exhibition a blast!!’

There’s the interactive iPhone tour of my work in the gallery, that should be interesting… I’m yet to record the interviews… :/

Then there’s the opening night Sci-fi Mash Up to celebrate my THEY CAME series.

oh deary me…  :p

(the 2 page spread in the program)

(the Invitation)

HolyGreenCow Second Birthday!!

December 15, 2011

Today marks the 2nd Anniversary of my first use of HolyGreenCow as a pseudonym for my artistic endeavours.

It’s been a long, arduous and at times, brilliant year. Art highlights include being a finalist in the Prometheus, my inclusion in the Art bank collection and the completion of my Honours year at QCA.

Not to mention making some amazing new friends and producing work that makes me smile.

I am proud of all that I have achieved in the last 2 years but my biggest accomplishment would have to be the birth of little Cordelia  ❤

A big thanks to Jean-Maree, my wife, for putting up with me and being so supportive and Ray Cook, officially my supervisor at QCA, but unofficially, the man without whom I would never have started or continued this journey.

Next year is going to be big, starting with the solo exhibition at Bundaberg Regional Gallery and my series of talks in schools… It’s going to a great experience!!

Cheers

Ian

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The Greatest Story Ever Told II

November 25, 2011

Finally, after a year, the new series is online and will debut at next weeks Grad show for Honours at QCA. (details in previous post)

This series has been incredible to make and there are so many people I would like to thank, but have already done that in person.

The Jpegs don’t do justice to the 1.5m prints, but if you can’t get to the show, there will be others in the new year!!

Stay posted.

Here it is…

http://www.holygreencow.com/TGSETII.html

 

Scene 2 - The Forbidden Fruit (Gathering Evil)

Honours Exhibition

November 22, 2011

Those who wish to see the new series ‘The Greatest Story Ever Told II’ it will be shown at the Honours Exhibition.

Details attached.

Many thanks to the wonderful people that helped make this year long project happen.

I couldn’t be happier with the work. I am so grateful to everyone that was a part of this.

See you there!!!