Fishdog

Fishdog is the studio of co-ordinating artist Jack Randell.
Fishdog hosts a range of creative pursuits including exhibitions, cultural collaboration, training online and face-to-face.

Tracks vernissage- 9th November 2013, Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo. Australia.

Featuring collaborative works by Jack Randell and Annette Simpson with participation of over 1000 artists from around the world. 

Japanese names in English. Calligraphy demonstration Minokamo Japan Feb 15, 2014. Minokamo Culture Forest Museum. Artist Jack Randell

Arthur’s Mandala: prudence, patience, modesty, honesty and creativity 2013
digital image 10.5x15cm x 240dpi

Arthur’s Mandala: prudence, patience, modesty, honesty and creativity 2013

digital image 10.5x15cm x 240dpi

Vincent 2013
Ink and coloured pencil on paper
40.5x34cm
 
produced in collaboration with attendees at Arts in Health Symposium,
Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo 17.10.13
25 parts, coordinator Jack Randell
 
Sonya Warwick, Doug Prior, Lucy, Geghugh, Meg, Milena Sallustio, Joanna Capon, Prue Crichton, Pauline Griffiths, Meg, Mary Kennedy, Tuana, Jamie Lea Hodges, Vivienne Winther, Arthur, Yvonne Muyambi, Kate Kenworthy, Lesley Young.

Vincent 2013

Ink and coloured pencil on paper

40.5x34cm

 

produced in collaboration with attendees at Arts in Health Symposium,

Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo 17.10.13

25 parts, coordinator Jack Randell

 

Sonya Warwick, Doug Prior, Lucy, Geghugh, Meg, Milena Sallustio, Joanna Capon, Prue Crichton, Pauline Griffiths, Meg, Mary Kennedy, Tuana, Jamie Lea Hodges, Vivienne Winther, Arthur, Yvonne Muyambi, Kate Kenworthy, Lesley Young.

Exist 2010
acrylic polymers on board  51x118cm
Jack Randell


Evidence:
A gold anodised aluminium plaque is attached to the Pioneer 10 spacecraft. On it are graphic representations of what we understand to be our location in the universe and our physical features as a species. Pioneer was launched with no known destination. We lost its signal some years ago already. The plaque is a declaration of our existence, a message in a bottle if you like, to other life forms.
The male figure holds aloft his open palm as a peaceful greeting.
 
In the stairwell at the back of Artspace in Sydney someone drew an ‘s’ on the exit sign, bending the code from absence to presence.
 
After sharing a demonstration of our respective calligraphic styles, the Rev. Sogan Yamakawa, Head Master of Shogenji Institute of Zen Practice gave me a piece depicting silence. Silence can be of knowing calm or of unconsciousness; the silence of being quietly present or of my departure. Sogan’s character was of the former.
 
In the expanding pressure of our way of life on this planet we are at the acutely poignant moment of examining our existence and extinction with the same visionary tools. Do you suppose there is a fragment of DNA on the Pioneer craft as it passes silently into the infinite unknown? Do you suppose that in the moment of its arrival into the next divine spark that the whole evolutionary process starts again? And even if this suggestion is a vanity consistent with the design of the gold anodised plaque, then maybe we should read the action of the male figure not as a greeting, but as goodbye.

Exist 2010

acrylic polymers on board  51x118cm

Jack Randell

Evidence:

A gold anodised aluminium plaque is attached to the Pioneer 10 spacecraft. On it are graphic representations of what we understand to be our location in the universe and our physical features as a species. Pioneer was launched with no known destination. We lost its signal some years ago already. The plaque is a declaration of our existence, a message in a bottle if you like, to other life forms.

The male figure holds aloft his open palm as a peaceful greeting.

 

In the stairwell at the back of Artspace in Sydney someone drew an ‘s’ on the exit sign, bending the code from absence to presence.

 

After sharing a demonstration of our respective calligraphic styles, the Rev. Sogan Yamakawa, Head Master of Shogenji Institute of Zen Practice gave me a piece depicting silence. Silence can be of knowing calm or of unconsciousness; the silence of being quietly present or of my departure. Sogan’s character was of the former.

 

In the expanding pressure of our way of life on this planet we are at the acutely poignant moment of examining our existence and extinction with the same visionary tools. Do you suppose there is a fragment of DNA on the Pioneer craft as it passes silently into the infinite unknown? Do you suppose that in the moment of its arrival into the next divine spark that the whole evolutionary process starts again? And even if this suggestion is a vanity consistent with the design of the gold anodised plaque, then maybe we should read the action of the male figure not as a greeting, but as goodbye.

Collectivism, an exhibition by Kandos Projects 18 Angus Avenue Kandos NSW Australia. Vernasage 6pm Fri Sept 20.Featuring the collaborative work Bridge 2012, from the National Life and Landscapes series.
Artist facilitator Jack Randell

Collectivism, an exhibition by Kandos Projects 18 Angus Avenue Kandos NSW Australia. Vernasage 6pm Fri Sept 20.

Featuring the collaborative work Bridge 2012, from the National Life and Landscapes series.

Artist facilitator Jack Randell

Przewalski’s Horse 2011
acrylic on board 40x60cm
Jack Randell

Przewalski’s Horse 2011

acrylic on board 40x60cm

Jack Randell