My experience within the Australian punk subculture is explored through my recent sculpture. I am creating sculptures that relate to recordings made by my band, The Bigots, in the late 90s and early 2000s. These songs are fast, loud, raw and unpolished. For a long time they have inspired my sculptural aesthetic.
In 1999 I also documented my interest in rat-motorbikes with a collaborative one-off zine titled Rat Bike. This was produced with Tim Bigot (the other member of The Bigots). Reflecting upon imagery from the Rat Bike zine, I am recreating this punk attitude and aesthetic in my sculpture.
Along with sculptural works, I will be presenting CDs with select Bigots songs and will reprint the Rat Bike zine. As a performance piece related to my sculptural work, The Bigots will perform live at 6pm on the 19th of March.