Riding the Pony is colloquial humour for the state of rapture encountered by performer
or artist ‘in the zone’ of creativity. The galloping skeletal horse was the actual
backdrop for the guitarist from band ShyRobyn at PONY nightclub in Melbourne but
also acts here to anchor the three positions of the performer, to imply motion. The
skeletal horse appears occasionally in Australian imagery; on 80s post-punk band
The Birthday Party’s posters and Sidney Nolan used similar iconography in his Kelly
series - it has connotations of living on the edge of society. The work was inspired
by the William Kentridge charcoal animations.
Pony Ride, 2012 Charcoal, pastel and acrylic on heavy paper, 82x102cm
4th arc Yinnar Biennial Drawing Prize 2012
At last! I’ve managed to be selected as a Finalist this year after many rejections!
And it’s a very high standard of works from across Australia.
This year’s winner was Ulrich Stalph. Well worth the drive down to Yinnar!
Opening was on Saturday 20th October and continues until Saturday 24th November at:
Art Resources Collective Inc (arc)
19 Main St, Yinnar 3869 Ph(03)5163 1310
Open hours: Tues-Fri 12-4 and Sat 11-3
Our recent exciting project:
eMotion meets eArt
Yarragon Arts Hub transformed into a nightclub
Music & Painting Performance plus more
May 18 2012, 8:00pm
What happens when expressive paint merges with indie rock music?
What do these two have in common?
How do they differ?
How does creativity link the generations?
BawBaw Arts Alliance Hub Gallery in
Murray St Yarragon, opposite CFA
Bookings required due to limited space:
email@example.com or 0428253107
Janine Good paints ShyRobyn
Check out this video by Will Kulich from The Warragul Citizen