Saturday, November 22, 2008
This short film I made a while back won Most Disturbing Movie at the Honolulu Underground Film Festival. Chris is so afraid of the dentist, that he decides to take his decayed teeth out at home, using ordinary handyman tools like a drill and pliers, and a breadknife. The results are sometimes scary and often hilarious.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
This week's subject Krystal Klea thinks she's an alien. Dr Karl thinks she's insane. But who is right? And how good is alien sex?
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
'Three Flying dicks' is a ceramic wall relief that takes a ribald dig at the 'Three Flying Ducks' wall hangings which were a standard feature of every suburban house in the nineteen fifties. Measuring 26 cm (10.5 inches) wide x 15 cm (6 inches) high in bright glazed ceramic, this work of art featured on your wall will make a fascinating talking point.
To secure one of the few remaining examples of this edition, contact the artist at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, October 16, 2008
'Flying Dicks' by Irene Walls is the right card for every occasion (well maybe not for granny's birthday - but then again...)
Only $7.99 plus GST + postage.
Card comes complete with sequin lips in coloured envelopes.
email me at email@example.com to order.
Friday, September 26, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Saturday, June 14, 2008
This exhibition is called 'Castings and Gleanings' and is an overview of my work from 1988 to the present day.
Gleanings refers to my use of found objects such as feathers, insects, beach glass, driftwood, stones and shells in my work.
Some of the works are coloured with pigments ground from ochre stones. There are paintings, pastels, sculptures and wall hangings in the exhibition.
The castings referred to are bronzes and slip cast ceramics based on three molds; a mask, a nude figure, and a take on the suburban icon of three flying ducks - a group of three flying 'dicks'.
I think the phallus is a taboo icon in our society yet in other cultures, for example Japanese and Bhutanese society, it is a revered and respected image for its evocation of the procreative spirit. I have given my penii wings, a kind of angelic interpretation of the image, and have since been interested to discover similar winged phalluses are to be found on the walls of ancient Greek frescoes and Egyptian tombs thousands of years old. The image clearly is an archtypal one, alluded to as such in the writings of Carl Jung.
In this varied and fascinating exhibition, I meld the psychoanalytic with the suburban in humorous homage to the ceramic wall hangings of the nineteen fifties, but there is a philosophy, or should I say phallosophy, behind my subversive interpretations.
November 12-17, 2002
Michael Commerford Gallery
16 McLachlan Ave.
Rushcutters Bay NSW Australia
Sometime builder's labourer, musican and writer but always artist, Irene Walls derives her constant inspiration from found objects in nature. Gathering a history cast before her by wind, sea and time, she constructs an uncompromising world of loss, whose gain is in the philosophical and intellectual realm. In the detritus of the past she finds keys to decisions about the future of a world we need reason to treasure.
Born in Amsterdam during the Holocaust, Irene came to Australia at the age of fifteen as one of the great influx of post World War 2 boat people that began the multicultural redevelopment of Australia .
In her long and varied artistic journey since sculpture has always been her passion. Even during her early career as BBC trained make-up artist working on such classics as the TV series Dr Who, the Hollywood production 'Blue Lagoon' with Brooke Shields and the seminal Australian film 'Newsfront', Irene's on-location collection of found objects became a source of much fascination for cast and crew.
By the mid 1980's she had moved full time into sculpture and painting, teaching at the EORA Aboriginal College for the Visual and Performing Arts. In the bi-centennial year of 1988, she sculpted 'The Muses' in consultation with the cartoonist Bruce Petty, painted a section of the Pitt Street Sydney Mural and brought to life with colour a giant animatronic flying watermelon in the 'First State '88 Exhibition'.
The works in her latest exhibition are gleaned from examples of her output over the past decade or more and cover a wide range of materials and techniques. The artisan attention to technical discipline in the work powers the pieces with impeccable surface and the dramatic subtlety for which she is renowned.
In celebration of nature, Irene finds delight in the power and mischief of the reproductive instincts, promoting the harmonious possibilities of human existence, whilst alluding to the tensions beneath.
This exhibition explores the yin-yang, light-heaviness of being. It resonates with the vibrant warmth and unique intelligence of the artist's life view.
Sunday, April 13, 2008
We have a CD out called 'Waterloo Tuesdays'.
Email us for a copy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Have a look at a great preview here:http://www.gene-x-movie.com/
For full credits on this film see Australian Film Commisssion
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
By the mid 1980's she had moved full time into sculpting and painting, teaching at the EORA Aboriginal College for the Visual and Performing Arts. In the Bi-centennial year of 1988, she sculpted the MUSES in consultation with the cartoonist Bruce Petty, painted a section of the Pitt St mural, and brought to life with colour a giant animatronic flying watermelon in the First State '88 Exhibition.. During the '90's Irene pioneered the use of Hebel block as a sculpting material, colouring her works (often in the sinuous curves of native lizards) with natural ochres from her found collection of stones.
From sculpture she moved naturally into mold making and bronze casting. The techniques of mold-making led her to ceramics, and her most recent works develop this strand of her talents.
In celebration of nature, Irene Walls' work promotes the harmonious possibilities of human existence in a world where all living things are treated with universal compassion, and the interweaving of all lives is a constant revelation.