North Sydney Art Prize, 2-17 March 2019

The Coal Loader, 2 Balls Head Drive, Waverton

Please Don’t Shoot, 2019, kinetic assemblage, 24x58x18cm

Reminiscent of fairground games such as Laughing Clowns and Shooting Galleries, this work was made in response to the thousands of ducks that are shot for sport every year during duck hunting season in Australia. On winding the key on the side of the work, the duck heads turn from side to side in unison.
Materials: vintage wooden utility box: vintage, wooden, decoy duck heads; painted timber inlay; timber; handmade mechanical parts; and music box movement.