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Oil on Hiace, installing the first expansive HMS presentation, Sawtooth ARI, Launceston. Thanks for helping Jessie Legend Lumb!

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An incredible spontaneous Lee Harper performance with some HMS props

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JACK AND JOCK making a good mess! Part of 636 performance at opening of Oil on Hiace, Sawtooth ARI.

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TEAM SAWTOOTH ARI, was a great evening thanks Sawtooth gurus!

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Open Road Painting (ORP)

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Next level Free Wheeling! A great found painting by Mary Cassidy! Wish that tape worked better! Painting freed to a very nice field somewhere in Tas!

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Lovely found painting called ‘Lookout in Tasmania’ at a panoramic dream hidden by some familiar Tasman weather!

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Again and again, Jessie and I drove from Hobart to Queenstown, to Strahan, to Cradle Mountain, to Launceston we managed to find very minimal sunlight. Although we did find some waterfalls turned up full bore, and had some very long heated discussions about rainbows. Can you measure how many rainbows are seen worldwide each day?

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Henry’s guess is yes, and estimates there are 36000 rainbows seen a day. Jessie likes the title 36000 Rainbows a Day and it spurs a series of collaborative colourful interventions! here is a very Henry modification of the outcome!

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Jessie took the short cut down the waterfall and got stuck in the mud, literally! Made for some sore stomachs from much laughter!

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Nothing like the Open Road!

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How to make a painting at Remarkable Caves… Photography Jessie Lumb

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Renuka Rajiv drawing!

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Bruny Island

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Get a Haircut Bruce!

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Farmer Todd and PJ getting fishy!

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PAINTFACE, a series of painterly events curated by Polly Dance! Photography Lara Merrington

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This is Painting Machines in Paradise (PMIP) a performance I did at the opening event of Paintface at Constance ARI, Hobart. Photography Lara Merrington.

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A nice extension of the painting via cleaning performance, thanks Mark and Karen from Gecko Promotions for the use of the amazing wall and help with car cleaning! Photography Lara Merrington.

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I still owe you a shirt, thanks for the assistance FT! Photography Lara Merrington.

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PMIP! Photography Lara Merrington.

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PMIP the focus of my Paintface action: a residency in Penny Contemporary. Each day I did a Performad Painting Machine Test at 3pm. Photography Lara Merrington.

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Incredible PMIP audience. Photography Lara Merrington.

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Henry doing his Performad-action! Photography Lara Merrington.

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The finale performance, had an audience of two, Lara taking photos and an older lady. I scaled the traffic lights and climbed across the roof to measure the O of spotlight. The measurements I used to shape one of the floor panels containing the painterly history of the Performad Painting Machine Tests in to a O. The Spotlight staff came out and started yelling for me to get down threatening to call the Police. Photography Lara Merrington.

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Secret tea towel painting sculpture.

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There was a closing reception at Penny, the Performad space was shaped into a range of wall based paintings.

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I visited Tim Penny’s architecture office upstairs. I noticed this wild little simple abstract painting and asked if I could put it up in the show!

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Thanks so much Sonia and Tim at Penny Contemporary for having me and Polly Dance for organising the show!

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Country VIC

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Gregory Hodge and I met at Sawtooth in Launceston, we crossed paths when I was driving by Canberra nearly a year later. We planned to go surf but time and weather decided to be against that idea, so we met for a coffee… one thing lead to another and we ended up going mad outside Gregs studio all day. We made over twenty new paintings, most were shown in Sawtooth a few weeks later.

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