Brian Cheung


Thoughts, photos and anecdotes from my travels through Norway, Scotland and Finland.


As I probably should have expected, my blogging has slowed down as things wind down towards the end of this crazy run of residences. It’s hard to believe that I only have 10 more days here at AARK before I make my way back to Helsinki and then finally back home (by way of Hong Kong).

The last month has been busy for the most part, though I’m choosing to stay mostly within the confines of the studio. I know it’s not entirely healthy, but I know for sure that I’ll miss this space and solitude the minute I get back to the ‘real world’. It’s always the case that I get nothing done when the end is a distant and hazy possibility, as compared to seeing the finish line and suddenly realising that you have your back to the wall as the days trickle away.

On the top of my priority list now is wrapping up the current series of sea paintings (7 more in 10 days). If all goes to plan then I’ll have ten pieces for each month starting from October. (twenty from Bressay/Sumburgh and thirty from Finland/Estonia). That leaves me with ten extra pages, which I’ll probably fill up with a series-within-a-series once I get back to Melbourne. 

In between that I’ve extended my stippling series, which I’ll dedicate another post to when it starts to take a bit more shape. 

I’m honestly starting to feel excited about going home with all this work and shaping it into more shows and exhibitions that will keep me busy (and mostly penniless) for the rest of 2018 going into 2019.

finlandBrian Cheung