Monday, July 9, 2012

the long shadow cast by a needham

michael needham's a lovely chap. and he makes amazing things, amazingly well. he'll be one of the artists in the next show, which is being hung quite literally as i write this. he also has a big solo show on over at the La Trobe Visual Arts Centre in Bendigo - 'the VAC'. it's everything you want from a great show - clever ideas, executed skillfully. he can draw like nobody's business and he can produce sculptures you can't help but return to, your mind captivated with questions and engagement.

i was at the launch where it was opened by australian painting icon, Euan Heng who made some salient points about the development of an artist and the long road to achieve success. and the wonderful folk at Das Platforms have just published a review i wrote of the show. click on the image below to go on through:

Michael Needham, Unmarked #3. 2012. Dental plaster, steel.