The Art of Steven Durbach

A brief interview with artist Steve Durbach (aka Sid Sledge) Steve Durbach is a very creative and engaging character – artist and ex-scientist, he originally hails from South Africa where he had researched and lectured in the area of molecular genetics, and since 2008 has called Australia home. I first met Steve a few years … Continue reading The Art of Steven Durbach


The Visionary Art of Fred Kahler

Fred Kahler 1942-2018 I received the sad news recently that an American artist whose work I admire has passed away. Fred Kahler was 75 when he died on 11th Feb 2018. His work perhaps did not receive the accolades that he and others believed it should have, partly I imagine due to the fact that … Continue reading The Visionary Art of Fred Kahler

Meeting Film Director Alex Proyas

In late 2005 / early 2006 I had an embarrassing experience. I was called in to visit a new Gallery in the arty area of Surrey Hills (Sydney, Australia) to meet the owner, Cathy, and show my art for appraisal. Instead I met her husband, a largish bear-like man who I initially mistook for one … Continue reading Meeting Film Director Alex Proyas

Exploring nature through light art

In 2015 I submitted a proposal to the BEAMS light art festival in Sydney. This was organised by a dynamic lady, Nicky Ginsberg, and became a highlight of the art culture scene in downtown Sydney. Not having worked with light before, I spent 3 months experimenting with light boxes and finally developed a technique that … Continue reading Exploring nature through light art