NEWSLETTER SIGNUP


A recent addition to this site is a link to signup for fairly regular newsletters that I send out regarding recent and pending projects that I am involved in. You can receive a hit of bright, exciting art news to slice between your bills and other assorted boring emails by clicking the massive line of punctuation below –

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DAVOREN PARK MURAL




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Pom Pom Lion with drawing 1 lo res

I have recently completed a great little mural project in Davoren Park, in association with Carclew’s Pom Pom.

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A HOLE IN THE FENCE – INSTALL SHOTS ONLINE


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Dodd Lindberg Instrall 3 lo res

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A HOLE IN THE FENCE – LINDBERG GALLERIES – MELBOURNE



DODD OPENING INVITE FLYER

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POM POM – DAVOREN PARK


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Pom Pom is a project based in the northern suburbs of Adelaide. I have been enjoying doing some fairly regular work there over the past year. I am currently working towards a specific mural outcome with a group of participants that we hope will be completed sometime in April. Pom Pom is an initiative of Carclew – you can read a bit more about it here.

TWENTY THIRTY SEVEN


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The super talented and charming Chris Dolman has recently embarked on a project which will regularly transform his house into an exhibition space. I will have a work included in the upcoming show, Home and Away, at Twenty Thirty Seven. It’s a pleasure to be exhibiting alongside a lovely list of artists – including – David Attwood, Priscilla Bourne, Will Cooke, Matthew Greeves, Jesse Hogan, Leahlani Johnson, Ben Leslie, Rohan Schwartz, Sam Songailo and Louise Zhang.

More details here – http://twentythirtyseven.com/home-and-away/

PARAMOR PRIZE – CASULA POWERHOUSE ARTS CENTRE


Dodd Easel Rider 2015 2 lo res

I have had a variation of my Easel Rider work shortlisted for inclusion in the inaugural Paramor Prize for Art & Innovation. 40 finalists have been selected nationally and are in the running for a $20 000 first prize. Winners will be announced at the launch, January 31st. You can check out more about the prize and Casula Powerhouse here –
http://www.casulapowerhouse.com/exhibitions/paramor-prize.aspx

DO IT : AT SAMSTAG


Opens Friday 13th February, Samstag Museum, Adelaide

Dodd Do it City Mag

Above image taken from Adelaide’s City Mag

do it is an ongiong worldwide project conceived and driven by international uber curator Hans Ulrich Obrist. It is essentially a contemporary variation of the Fluxus movement in which artists would often respond to instructions previously determined by others. It’s intention is to challenge conventional ways in which art is perceived to be made and to try and disrupt some of the inevitable hierarchies of the cultural world. The do it project is currently touring the globe and will soon be hosted by Adelaide’s Samstag Museum, where a selection of local artists have been invited to respond to predetermined artist instructions. I will be responding to a set of instructions from USA artist David Reed. More details and images here as the project unfolds.

Further information on the Samstag outcome can be found here -
http://www.unisa.edu.au/Business-community/Samstag-Museum/2015-Exhibitions/13022015-do-it/

COLOUR IS THE DEVIL – INSTALL SHOTS


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Dodd Van Hek Install 6 square lo res

FIRSTDRAFT EXHIBITION WITH BRENDAN VAN HEK


James Dodd Brendan Van Hek COLOUR IS THE DEVIL final

Opens Wednesday the 7th of January
Firstdraft Gallery, 13 – 17 Riley St, Woolloomoolo

Colour is the devil is an exhibition that brings together two practices that focus on colour as a tactic and strategy to investigate ideas on marginalisation, social hierarchies and the urban condition. James Dodd and Brendan Van Hek each bring different approaches to this exhibition through a varied use of colour, materials and form. Dodd uses a fluorescent and intoxicating palette of colours that manifest in variously scraped, scrawled and sprayed gestures that clash and irritate the senses, while Van Hek adds elements of the surreal to an already heightened atmosphere through his use of neon, fluorescent lights and coloured light filters. In this first time collaboration the artists are testing intersections of their work and interests, in pursuit of a ride that is part dream and part hallucination.

Both artists bring to this project a common interest in colour and its potential to convey ideas of social and cultural concern. In his practice Dodd chooses an intense, high key palette of painted outcomes that slip between the canvas, the wall and the gutter. Snippets of text that might be overheard or skimmed from the everyday become lurid, gaudy embellishments. Van Hek takes a different approach to colour in the form of light installations that are underpinned by personal narrative and interrogate social and hierarchical structures.

http://firstdraft.org.au/