Mud & Ink



As you can see from the poster, Kim Foale and I have an exhibition up at the Long Gallery in the Salamanca Arts Centre at the moment. Kim has done the ceramic bits and I have done the drawing bits, so we’ve covered the walls and the floor quite nicely. Kim’s written a bit about her stuff on her blog here.

The idea behind my part of the exhibition popped into my head when I was catching a plane from Hobart’s glorious International Airport. It was a damp sort of a day and we all had to walk across the tarmac in the rain. You could immediately spot the locals by the way they mostly ignored this, while the tourists looked increasingly baffled by the lack of a covered aerobridge at the one airport you’d think could really use a covered aerobridge. Waiting on the stairs to get in out of the drizzle, I turned, glimpsed the cheery orange WELCOME TO HOBART sign and “Damp On Arrival” was born.


On the flight to Sydney, a sketchbook was filled with scribbles about life in Australia’s southernmost capital and the exhibition is the finished result of the best of them. It’s a celebration of Hobart without, hopefully, getting too precious about it. It’s a bit of a test of how long you’ve lived here to see if you can get all 57 of them. “Whale Watching” seems to be the most elusive.


We are packing it all up this Sunday (17th of May) at 5pm. Do come along and have a look, or you might end up a sad clown like Arthur.



If you really can’t make it, the Book Of The Exhibition is available here.

UPDATE: Prints will be available from the website from Tuesday the 19th of May.

Hobart Snow Trip


When I was a kid, no trip up the mountain in the snow was complete without a snowman on the bonnet of the car. This being an unsecured load seems like a fairly stupid idea, but you know, wilder times back in the old days. There always used to be little piles of snow on the road at the first lights at the bottom of the mountain where they’d gracefully slide off.

Prints and originals available at the Phone Box Gallery.

Bread and Circuses Exhibition Opening

You are invited to the Opening of Bread and Circuses, an exhibition of Sightgeist cartoons published in The Weekend Australian Review, and the official launch of the 2012 Kudelka calendar. There will be wine and cheese, but unfortunately we couldn’t get hold of a fairy floss machine.

WHEN: Monday 10 October 2011 6:00pm – 7:30pm (yes – tonight!)
WHERE: Sidespace Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, Level 1, 77 Salamanca Place

I would appreciate a comment at the end of this post or email if you’re planning on coming in case we need to buy more grog (there’s also a fancy facebook page).

Exhibition continues: Tuesday 11 October – Sunday 23 October 2011
10:00am – 4:00pm weekdays
9:00am – 4:00pm weekends




New pic up @ Spacebar, maaaaate

Secret Handshake

Bovine Terrorists has sold, so it’s Secret Handshake‘s turn to go up against the wall at Spacebar.

For $440 it’s all yours framed and ready to go on your wall to impress your friends and crush your enemies, and vice versa if you are so inclined. If you don’t live in Hobart and you want it, contact me here and I’ll see what I can do…

In case of nothing to do, use up all my bandwidth

UPDATE: Sorry, the original of this cartoon has already been sold! I’m told it’s hanging in a board room in London. Make of that what you will…

To buy an A5 sized signed archival print, it’s a special price of $12 Australian including postage (flat rate, worldwide) until 7 January 2011. [wp_cart:Kudelka Ennui Emergency print:price:12.00:end]


If you couldn’t access my site this morning, and I know this website is very important to you, dear reader, it went into meltdown due to the above haiku getting on the front page of reddit. Anyway, I think I’ve sorted it out, and if you want to, you can buy the t-shirt here and the mug here.