Laughter Forbidden

2009 – 2012

found scooter and bread board, adhesive vinyl, MDF, automotive paint

275 cm x 155 cm x 130 cm

Photography: Justin Bernhaut and John Best

E-1027, the iconic, ship-like, 1920s holiday house designed by Eileen Gray and built on the cliffs of the southern French coast near Monaco forms the inspiration for this work. The work utilises original text, ‘laughter forbidden’, found in the house and rendered in the Stencil typeface popular on cruise liners of the 1920s. The found breadboard references Le Corbusier’s house in one room’, Le Cabanon, built nearby and a metaphor for the core differences between Gray and Le Corbusier.

IN-Grained: works in wood (exposed and disguised) 2003 – 2012

Curator: Peta Heffernan, architect

Carnegie Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania

13 July – 12 August, 2012


Off the Plan

Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne

7 April-2 May 2009