Solo exhibition: ‘Going Coastal’ – Memories of Bermagui

Solo exhibition: ‘Going Coastal’ – Memories of Bermagui

POP UP EXHIBITION –BERMAGUI  Exhibition & opening details Opening: 3 – 4.30pm, Saturday 21st April, 2018 What: 16 artworks by Joel Tarling – A3 digital prints $15 each When: Sat 21st April until 21st May Where: Bermagui Gelati Clinic, Bermagui fisherman’s wharf, Lamont St, Bermagui NSW 2546 More: Facebook event info   About this show:  In […]

Glow Worm Cycles – Logo re-design

Glow Worm Cycles – Logo re-design

When Ali at Glow Worm Bicycles, Marrickville asked if I’d re-design their logo, I felt very honoured. They are a great bike shop who have helped my little family many times with our Yuba cargo bike. It’s shops like Glow Worm Bicycles and Omafiets in Redfern, that have helped us be a car free household in Sydney. Glow Worm Bicycles expertise […]

Historical illustration: Nuremberg Rally

Posted in History, Illustration
Historical illustration: Nuremberg Rally

  A teacher mentioned to me it was hard to find actual historical events as colouring in activity sheets. The teacher was looking for something relevant to give senior students as an activity once they have completed their work. I felt very uncomfortable drawing this image. My fear was I didn’t want people to think I […]

Art: Always carry a sketchbook

Art: Always carry a sketchbook

Today I’m travelling to Taree by train to see Robin Norling give a talk tomorrow at Manning Regional Art Gallery where they currently have a retrospective of his work. In 1993-96 I studied a Fine Arts Diploma at Meadowbank TAFE where Robin Norling was a teacher. He along with Jocelyn Maughan really helped turn me into […]

Slowfox wine label art and branding

Posted in Design, Illustration
Slowfox wine label art and branding

Earlier this year an old friend of mine Kate posted on Facebook she needed a new name for a micro winery she ran in Mudgee with her partner. I thought this was a fun challenge. Despite the fact that I was actually at the beach with my four year old daughter, I set about brainstorming ideas while building […]

Leichhardt Strategic Transport Planner campaign:

Leichhardt Strategic Transport Planner campaign:

Share the Road campaign to develop a better relationship between drivers, cyclists and pedestrians this campaign was developed into ‘ Some of my best friends drive cars’, ‘ Some of my best friends ride bikes’ and for great safety visibility awareness the campaign branched out to  ‘Lighter is brighter’ I was fortunate to work on […]

Illustrations for a Free Community bus:

Illustrations for a Free Community bus:

Leichhardt Council approached me to design a logo and map for their Free Community Bus Leichhardt Local Link. I made some mock up designs for our initial meeting assuming they were looking for a formal vector logo. However to my amazement after seeing one of my illustrations on my desktop they asked me to illustrate […]

Django Reinhardt – illustrating history

Django Reinhardt – illustrating history

A good biography can evoke images which inspire me to want to draw. This happened when I read Django The Life and Music of a Gypsy Legend by Michael Dregni. It is a wonderful read. Django Reinhardt is one of my favourite musicians and he also had an amazing life. At the age 12 he earned money playing banjo busking […]

Street press political cartoonist collection 2004 – 2008

Street press political cartoonist collection 2004 – 2008

I worked 5 years as an editorial cartoonist for Sydney City Hub between producing a monthly cartoon. This was during the Howards Years and I felt I had ability to express views which were being swept aside. These were all done after hours while working full time in the print industry. During this time I also became […]

Street Press Cover artist 2004-2008

Street Press Cover artist 2004-2008

While I working as a political cartoonist for the Sydney City Hub, I would regularly be commissioned to illustrate their covers. These were briefs working directly with the owner and editor Lawrence Gibbons and the Group Manager Chris Peken. For my collection of political cartoons see link