Earlier this year I was asked to create a video for Nuclear Blast Records' death metal band Memoriam for a song titled 'The Veteran' which is featured on their new album Requiem for Mankind. The video consists of still images which I created for my project on the effects of Psychosis and non Psychosis symptoms post war. Now released it is a privilege to be able to show a segment of the video publicly and since yesterday I have been humbled by the amount of messages from all over the world from other veterans who battle with their mental health daily appreciating acknowledgement of their suffering. Credit to a dear friend of mine @alokavira for not only this oppurtunity but his help along the way with this video and some of the images of the homeless you will see in this clip, go give him a follow. Happy Armed Forces Day for Saturday brothers 👊🤟 @nuclearblasteurope@nuclearblastusa@memoriam2016#theveteran#mentalhealth#suffering#talkaboutit#deathmetal#music#video#download#art#create#military#british#worldwide#armedforces
hey there looking at me, tell me what do you see?
but you quickly turn your head away
try to find the words I could use, dont have the courage to come up to you
my chance is looking a bit gray
What a night! 🎈🎉✨ The Burwood Art Prize Award Night features 62 of the best paintings from across Burwood and the inner west region.
The entries were judged by Jenny Cheeseman, Head of Curatorial, Casula Power House Centre; Norma Tahhan, internationally acclaimed artist and owner/Director of Gallery NTK Croydon and Talia Smith, Public Programs Officer at Peacock Gallery Auburn with the following prizes awarded: - 🏆Winner of Artwork of the Year – Lachlan Warner, Portrait of a Meditator (Self) - 🏆Winner of New and Emerging Artist – Gabrielle Hawkey, Home
The artworks will now be on display from 21-30 June with a 🏆People’s Choice prize still up for grabs.
Vote for your favourite artwork to be in the running to win a $50 Westfield gift voucher. #burwoodcouncil#BurwoodArtPrize#2019#art#culture
SILENCE IS FRAGILE - Part 1
I’ve been extremely chewed up in medical f**kery since getting back home from our interstate shows... some days I wonder how I will continue to be able to create art, to write my truths, when all seven days of my week are bombarded with the constant poking and prodding, the violation of identity, the yearning for what I’ll never be.
But I guess this is part of the process. I probably never would have turned to writing these things, had they not been such a constant in my life... (so, in saying that, I never would have “found” myself through words, and movement, and ferocious emotion!)
Some days, however, even that just doesn’t make it any easier to cope with emotionally. But that is ok.
It is ok to not be ok with “not being ok!”... we are all just humans doing the best we can, in this clumsy world of beautiful chaos... 🖤⚡️🖤