Thursday, 22 September 2011


As the end of 'Dreaming Hazel Dooney' nears Latrobe contemporary gallery would like to thank some of the people that made this possible.

Hazel Dooney- Tank-you for your commitment to this project and your commitment to the students and the artists of Gippsland, your presents and apartment of knowledge is greatly appreciated .

Yallourn Gipps Tafe management: Peter Whittly CEO and coordinator of visual arts department Mary Walker.
and special thanks to Peter Biram my former teacher whose commitment to the gallery has been unfailing.

Not to mention Michael Starkey and Stu Shaw Latrobe Contemporary Gallery technicians and finally the artists who contributed to 'Dreaming Hazel Dooney'
Thank you.
Steph Shields- Director of Latrobe Contemporary Gallery.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Contributing artist Oliver Searl, Gallery director Steph Shields and subject of the show Hazel Dooney.


This is a video that was aired on WIN news in Gippsland. 

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Wendy Olsen

Image 1: Do it your self.
Image 2: Pick me

Fredrika Van Der Mew

I find myself refreshing 

refreshing my emails daily

to see if you will love me today

and when you don't

i shrink a little inside

Friday, 9 September 2011

Karo Akpokiere

Karo Alkpokiere

Anna Reynolds


Hazel, edition of 10

60 x 60 cm

giclee print on Hahnemuhle photo rag


In the late 80’s under the crotch of the Skipping Girl vinegar neon I worked as a barmaid in a pub painted blood red. The Terminus was notorious for urban grungy chaotic cool, rockabilly bands, sly bottle shop and topless lunchtime barmaids.  Bleached hair, black clad and nose ring I worked alongside my bare breasted sisters: I couldn’t do it; didn’t have the confidence or the tits for it! Late one afternoon I swung around to see my comrade standing up on the bar spitting dollar coins from her vagina into a truck drivers beer.  Hazel’s gutsy art practice and in your face online presence occasionally makes me relive this moment.