Inspired by Kangaroo Point and its namesake, Simon will weave a picture with words while Todd accompanies with his deft drawing skills. The pairs’ work achieved such a startling synergy in the Storytellers exhibition that we just had to invite them to share their collaboration in person.
Facilitated by The Storytellers exhibition curator Miranda Hine, come and be part of an In Conversation that transcends words and gives you a front row seat to creativity and collaboration.
One of the nine featured authors in The Storytellers exhibition, Toowoomba born local Simon Cleary is best known for novels The Comfort of Figs, The War Artist and Closer to Stone. His short story All Around Us Creatures Graze is a fantasy homage to the meaning behind the name of Kangaroo Point. Simon is also a barrister.
For ten years, Todd has been crafting hand-drawn animations that grapple with love and loss, as well as ideas of place, identity and community. Often narrative in form, these award winning works are derived from Fuller’s experiences with different communities, sites and histories. He has been awarded a number of residencies that have informed and developed his practice, including time spent at Bundanon Trust, Hill End, Grafton Regional Art Gallery, as well as international stints at the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris, the British School of Rome, and recently the NG Creative Residency in Provence.