Added on by Jack Randell.

Bruegel meets Mondrian, in a new FishdogJack collaboration.

As a framework for visual dialogue on the folly and faculty of collaboration, Jack will be seeking participants in re-imaging Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s “The Tower of Babel”, (Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam).

A synopsis is available by email through the Fishdog contact page.

Selected participants request a ‘tile’ by number from the grid image on the Fishdog collaborations page.

Method: A sepia line drawing is presented as a gridded map. From the map one portion of the grid is offered to participants for re-imaging.

Selected ‘tiles’ may be rendered in collage, wash, pencil, digital or Mondrian’s palette - all media are possible. On return the 'tiles' are re-composited, photographed and returned to the participant as a high resolution file for their own use, or re-use.

Each ‘tile’ is re-positioned to its place on the map and published on Fishdog as the portions are completed.

Participation in Jack Randell’s collaborative artwork is free, and is invited under the Share Alike terms of Creative Commons- CC by SA 4.0–

Mark Nugent Coachbuilder

Added on by Jack Randell.

Short doco directed by FishdogJack for ABC Open.

Mark is a friend whose conversation I enjoy on a range of topics from physics to music. We are usually looking for underlying cultural and intellectual trends in the subjects we discuss.

I share his sensibilities to material and method and the pragmatic application of ideas in the real world.

Muchas gracias to Mark Nugent, Peter Aland- editor, Belinda Soole- video and stills and Wez Thompson- soundscape.


Muswellbrook Art Prize 2015

Added on by Jack Randell.

"Landscape (unknown)" 2013 acrylic on map on foam core 34x31cm

Selected for the Muswellbrook Art Prize 2015.

01 March - 19 April

Yetta Dhinnakkal

Added on by Jack Randell.

Collaborative mural produced with Aboriginal trainees for NSW Department of Justice agency in Bourke

Bourke COS Office Community Mural

Bourke COS Mural 2014 acrylic on compressed cement sheet 100x300cm

ELECTROLAPSE at Vivid Sydney

Added on by Jack Randell.

Saturday 31 May and Sunday 1 June


Pier 2/3 Walsh Bay

I will be joining a bunch of beamer (projection) artists to screen "Oh, the River People" and other video/online works at this gig.

Carved Up

Added on by Jack Randell.

Carved Up- by Design is a series of workshops aimed at exploring identity and tradition through design.

The results were exhibited at the Fire Station Arts Centre Gallery, Dubbo from 1-16 May 2014.

A paper on the project is available by request.

Details are available by sending an enquiry through the Fishdog Contact page.

The next workshops- digital, painting and carving- are set for August-October in 2014. The exhibition and workshops are partnered with Orana Arts Inc and funded by the Indigenous Culture Support Program of the Ministry for the Arts, Attorney-General’s Department. 

Design by Dylan Goolagong

Design by Dylan Goolagong

太田宿 Ōta-juku (after Hiroshige)

Added on by Jack Randell.

Exhibited at the Minokamo Culture Forest Museum, Gifu Prefecture, Japan from February 14, 2014. 

Ōta-juku (after Hiroshige) is a collaborative artwork in 35 parts. Jack brushed a line image of the Ando Hiroshige print Ōta-juku from the Kisokaido series. The line image was then cut into 35 separate “tiles”.

18 artists from the sister cities of Minokamo in Japan, and 17 artists from Dubbo in Australia, were invited to re-imagine this famous Kiso River image. Each artist would bring courteous homage to the great Hiroshige in a spirit of creative cooperation and goodwill.  Each “tile” is 14 x 15.5cm on 535gsm watercolour paper and has a portion of the brushed outline copied from Hiroshige’s original image.

The exhibition launch at Minokamo Culture Forest on 15 February 2014 was a great success, with around 150 visitors, including Mayor Hiroto Fujii and Minokamo City officials attending.   Jack also conducted a calligraphy demonstration where he brushed Japanese names in English script as individual gifts to Minokamo citizens.  

Minokamo Culture Forest Museum, Day one for Ota Juku (after Hiroshige), Feb 14 2014

Minokamo Culture Forest Museum, Day one for Ota Juku (after Hiroshige), Feb 14 2014

Japanese names in English, calligraphy gift to exhibition visitors, Minokamo Culture Forest Museum, Feb 15 2014

Japanese names in English, calligraphy gift to exhibition visitors, Minokamo Culture Forest Museum, Feb 15 2014