Entrance of the Virtual Gallery Wing where you will find details of the work Eclipse which has developed over many decades.
Sequenced images from Guerilla Bay NSW South Coast,
Role in "Splashdown" video.
Notes from the Solstice Voyeur - an artist's book comprising xerox images transferred onto rag paper
Installation Kunstlerhaus Bethanian, Berlin, 1984.
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NB: The Eclipse and the Solstice works are closely related in mental and physical space.

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Guerilla Bay
NSW South Coast
beginning 1968




Gif animation of the 36 separate images.




The area around Guerilla Bay was an area the frequently visited as a teenager. Even in the 1950s it inspired thoughts that would later develop into a series of ongoing artworks.
One relates to the Tree Strip which developed both as a print and and integral element of the performance work "Systems Feedback".
Following the US space missions, images from Guerrilla Bay became the input for the 8 mm film "Splashdown" which I have since digitised.
At Guerrilla Bay, a high rocky outcrop provided a clear image of the ocean on one side and the land mass on the other. By taking sequential images a global composite could be made in the form of a montage. I had been particularly impressed by the works of the Dutch artist Jan Dibbets and this became a guiding template for my global montages at this point and into the future.
The work Eclipse developed as a series of 36 individual images starting from a pure black rectangle. Subsequent images developed by adding each individual section gradually building up to a full global image. To complete the notion of the eclipse additional 36 images were developed progressing from the full montage global back to the pure black rectangle.



Title: Tree Strip

Materials: photographic (transferred to etching)
Date: original images, 1968
Dimensions: variable


Further development of the montage technique.
Subsequent images used colour photo prints.










Kunstlerhaus Bethanian solo Exhibition, Kreuzberg, Berlin
March 1984


a slide show of 5 images
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Eclipse installation section of
60 sequential images
March 1984







Solstice Voyeur Book





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