1977

THINKING OF DOING A LITTLE PAINTING
Solo Performance - Botanical Gardens Mebourne. 1977

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DINNER for 4 at 8 AM
Performance: Simon Hopkinson piece -  with Simon Hopkinson, Alison Richards + +
R.M.I.T. University - Melbourne 1977

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TWO ARTISTS – PAINTING – POWELL STREET
Powell Street Gallery - South Yarra 1977

Collaborative installation/performance/exhibition: with Simon Hopkinson

There is no limit to the range of their artistic range, which runs from history, philosphy and art's social relevance down to the nitty gritty of themselves as art'
Mary Eagle - The Age - 1977

WRITING- DRAWING – PICKING UP LEAVES
Collaborative Performance with Simon Hopkinson
Brighton Cultural Centre - Billilla House - Brighton 1977


ART-WORK
Collaborative installation/performance: with Simon Hopkinson
Mildura Sculpture Triennial - Mildura 1978


THINKING OF DOING A LITTLE PAINTING
Collaborative Performance: with Simon Hopkinson
National Gallery of Victoria - Central Court - 1978


1978

ART-PERFORMANCE-LECTURE
Collaborative performance: with Simon Hopkinson
La Trobe University – R.M.I.T.University, Melbourne
 In fact all their prepartations, their references both pictorial and literary to the art of the past are nothing but false trails, red herrings dragged across a false trail of a non-existent path. 
There is no art , there will be no art,  and we are left in an Alice through the looking glass world where nothing is as it seems.  We have an artwork in which no art is produced, a performance in which no performance takes place.'
Graham Sturgeon - 'No Art Produced for Art's Sake' - The Australian 1977



PERFORMANCE - WORK
Collaborative performance: with Simon Hopkinson
P.I.T. Performance Festival, Melbourne 1979

Salvador Dali Might Not Appear
Performance - directed by Simon Hopkinson
University of Melbourne - Union House - 1979


1978 - Art Works - Warehouse Galleries - South Melbourne 

Conceptual paintings, drawings collage works

A large canvas entitled 'Monument' reassures the viewer about the scope of Willis's considerable talents, but with its scrawled graffiti it serves to affirm the general feeling of impermanence which pervades the entire performance/exhibition.'
Alan McCulloch - The Herald 1978

 


 

1978 - 1979

Moved to New York - Chelsea Hotel - Mudd Club - CB GB's - Art Beat

For more detail 'Diary of a Dead Beat Modern Art Type'