A sample text widget

Etiam pulvinar consectetur dolor sed malesuada. Ut convallis euismod dolor nec pretium. Nunc ut tristique massa.

Nam sodales mi vitae dolor ullamcorper et vulputate enim accumsan. Morbi orci magna, tincidunt vitae molestie nec, molestie at mi. Nulla nulla lorem, suscipit in posuere in, interdum non magna.

Cold Chisel Lane – City of Adelaide

March 2021

I am happy to announce that I have recently completed the Cold Chisel Laneway Commission with the City of Adelaide, part of the City of Music Laneways.

I have taken a deep dive into the history and legacy of Cold Chisel.  Being a long-time fan, it has been a joy to focus on this material and search for comments and stories that can become the content for this artwork.  I have generated discussions via a range of social media whilst also trawling through existing digital commentaries.  I have attempted to capture a strong sense of the history of the band at the same time as relating the passions that audiences have for the music.

At many points in my own practice I have looked for opportunities to forefront cultural activities (such as rock’n’roll and graffiti) that can speak of collective experience and expand conversations of Australian social histories.  I wanted to compose an artwork that might serve as a way to compress and compound the ways in which Cold Chisel have both built and reflected Australia.

Pics courtesy of Sam Roberts Photography.