Thursday, October 31, 2013

Self Portrait - Icon Style

As the artist's ego gets out of control, he has elevated himself to saint-like status. What a wanker!

Sunday, June 30, 2013

4ZZZ Happy Fest Benefit Auction Painting

Time to get happy! Mainstream radio cops a beating while the Z banana man broadcasts the good times. B-dudes breakin, Ned Kelly gets carried away with joyful balloons, Black Caviar finds a post-retirement job, and even the Angry Penguin enjoys a balloon.

This painting will be in Brisbane this weekend and will be sold at auction as a part of the 4ZZZ radio fundraiser Happy Fest. 

Come down, show your love for community radio, and be the first person in Brisbane to own an original Ben Butcher painting! 

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Black Caviar Rides Again - Art Prize Entry

I have entered this new painting, Black Caviar Rides Again in to the prestigious Inglis Equine Art Prize.
For those who have been living under a rock, Black Caviar has recently retired after being undefeated, 25 sprint races...champion! Now days, Black Caviar is available for parties, medieval fairs, and having sex with other awesome horses.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Artist Statement

Sometimes the typed word is not enough to broadcast the more vital messages that need to expressed.

And it is at this time when our society so badly needs to think about and discuss this critical issue.

Please watch and consider carefully, Thank you


 hurry up with my damn croissants!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Daft Punk Play The Wee Waa Agricultural Show

Tonight, Daft Punk launch their album called Random Access Memories in the Northern New South Wales town of Wee Waa. Here's the very first image of them playing at their agricultural show, which also happens to be on this weekend.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Dogs Vs Pussies (Pussy Riot)

Ivan the Terrible and Vladamir Putin throwing dogs and dolphin at Pussy Riot as a couple of members flee Russia. This image is included in the recent A4 Book publication.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

New Work - Spiritual Jock Flies High

I don't often do commissioned paintings, however I shared the vision so closely with my client that I agreed to doing this, which I completed just last week.

Of course, commissioned jobs require clients to pay me more, and to give me finer whisky... 

Thursday, January 31, 2013

New Work: The Neumeier-Kidney God

Here's non other than kraut rock legend Mani Neumeier and local psychedelic master Paul Kidney holding aloft my painting that became the gig poster for a recent Mani and the Paul Kidney Experience performance... 

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

published: A4 BOOK

A brand new painting of mine is being included in a brand new book!

Produced by the dynamic duo, Mira + Lara, the A4 BOOK is filled with writing, images, photographs, drawings, poetry and ideas. Work included is visual, conceptual, literary or analytical.

I believe all artists are local to Melbourne and Adelaide.

In fine style, the ladies have organised 2 launch parties. The first is to be held this Friday at the Old Bar, featuring my own band High Tea, Bodies, Pioneers of Good Science, and Wiley Red Fox.

Copies of the book can be bought at the gig for just $12!! 

There'll also be an Adelaide launch!

I can't show you my submission right now (you'll have to come to the launch, or buy the book), but I can let you know that it may include Ivan The Terrible throwing dogs at Pussy Riot... and perhaps Vladamir Putin might be on the scene also...

Monday, January 21, 2013

Interview in ArtsHub

Oh no! I've been interviewed and misquoted and published in an industry journal!!! 

I made the fatal mistake of suggesting that my art maybe isn't bad, but "Maybe my art is awesome".

Here's a link to it