Opening at Ivy Hill…

3 02 2013

The Gang skipped across to Ivy Hill yesterday evening for the latest offering.

Lots of peeps – and so nice to see a broader crowd (a swag of Merimbula cognoscenti in the mix.)

Latest Exhibition Ivy Hill Gallery

Vicki

Mark and Michelle

Karen, Megsie and Carolyn

 

All good. And we have to say that Carolyn does a seriously superior Sangria. Can’t remember when we last had such a good one – loved it, big time.





Drinkies on Saturday…

27 11 2012





Kicking off the cultural rounds in 2012…

10 01 2012

It was that time of year again; the cultural launch of the year at Ivy Hill and Narek…and, of course, that great Wapengo summer delight, Artie’s b’day partay. We literally sprinted through the galleries, we must confess, and it was essentially a social evening (the tail-end of our silly season, actually.)

 

 

Shockingly lazy of us, we know. But we were, essentially, still on holz.

So apologies to the artists (whose work we do admire greatly, and it was particularly wonderful to catch up with Beth) but for further edification you’ll have to go here and here.

We did the rounds and then bolted straight back to Artie’s for a serious fall-about…and completely ran out of snapping verve at the party itself – simply not enough hands to cope with more than the wining and dining (it’s always such a grande bouffe, as you know) –  so no discriminating photos this year. Which no doubt will come as a great relief to the general throng. But we can reveal that it was, as ever, a most enjoyable night; we slept it off in the boat shed, broke the fast en plein air and wandered across to Paradise before rounding off the day with fush’n’chups at Bermi (no room, alas, for gelato.) Same old, same old.

 

 

Early snaps here.





Ivy Hill opening…

9 05 2011

The Gang was at the Ivy Hill opening on Saturday evening, along with what seemed to be the entire population of Tanja/Wapengo…

Plenty of goodies on offer.

 [Luckily the Gang's favourite work in the show was already sold, so we didn't have to go through the excrutiating will we/won't weez – especially as we now view everything in terms of the percentage of an airfare to Myanmar!!   n(Ed)]

For info regarding exhibition dates etc, go here.





Next weekend at Ivy Hill…

2 05 2011





Next opening at Ivy Hill…

28 03 2011

Coming up on Saturday…

The Gang will be in Adelaide, unfortunately, but we’ll check it out before it comes down.





Sculpture on the Edge 2011…

21 03 2011

(2 weeks ago)

We’re going to fast track through the kultural happenings of a fortnight ago. The Gang had decided to sandwich the Sculpture on the Edge and Ivy Hill openings into a convenient overnighter at Paradise, camping with Granny and the mob (Minnie, Harijs, Clairie, Keithie, Marcus, Trish & Artie.)

Blustery weather at Bermi discouraged lingering, turning the Friday evening event into a fast trot. There was the inevitable Ned…

…an astonishing horsey piece…

…3D rendered 2D by Trev and Dinah…

…and much more besides.

We didn’t get down to the flat (where Suzi and Andy’s camel was) or to the small sculpture show in the Hall – too busy doing the quick press of the flesh in the lee of the wind… And then fush’n chups called. We’d arrived too late for gelati (the price of being the passenger, alas) so it was an evening of fleeting regrets all round. 

There followed a lovely night of chat and beverage around the campfire, a Keithie brekky…

…lots of things uniquely Wapengo…

…including a swim followed by a nice long walk and a late’n lazy lunch of Cobargo snags. Noice.

We then managed to stuff up somewhat with the Ivy Hill opening – arriving a good hour and a half before the punters…

Ah well. We did a quick round regardless – sweet show, and on for another week for those in the vicinity.

We arrived back at the hideout much earlier than expected, only to find the Wyndham version of dog day afternoon…

Gotta love ‘em.

Other things wot caught our eye here.





Open season on Coastal Culture…

7 10 2010

Last weekend marked the opening of the gallery season at Tanja, following the long winter recess.

Both Narek and Ivy Hill must have had a premonition about the Take-2-Grand-Final, because they didn’t kick-off until after 5pm – and we were able to listen to the last of the Pies triumphant win on the way over…

At Narek, Janet Deboos was just scratching the surface of her new decorative diversion (we dig the seventies/marimekko slant)…

…and we’re always up for a surprise. This new Chinese series has undeniable charm.

And how fabbo to see Jo sporting a new baby bump!!

Over at Ivy Hill Carolyn was showcasing a trifecta; Andre Hiep, Carmen Ky and Tracy Luff.

We particularly liked Andre’s work…

…and before you trot out those predictable rumblings à la Rosalie, we’d like to point out that it ain’t necessarily so. These sweet assemblages are resurrected ceiling boards from Spiral Gallery apparently, and are a clear continuum of Andre’s painting practice.

The pick of the lovely peeps here.





Cultcha catch-up…

24 06 2010

Darlings!! We’ve been stuck in relentless social butterfly mode for a fortnight; so much to see, so much to do, no time to stop and post. We’ll do our darndest to roll it out in some sort of semblance of order…

We’ve lots to bring from the Shirley Hannan, but have decided to tie it together in a neat monthly bow; as in all the highlights, some of which are still to come (winner Mathew Lynn will be giving a floortalk next week, and a plethora of other goodies besides…)

So we’ll start with Bob Georgeson’s show at Ivy Hill Gallery, which followed hard on the heels of the Shirley Hannan opening.

Great gig, we love Bob’s work. It appeals enormously to our natural sense of religious anarchy. As in, take that George Pell.

…yeah baby, and so much more besides…

It’s a jolly good smutty romp’n’giggle, backed up with pl-enty of serious intellectual rigour (which always works for us, let’s face it.)

More than just another cheap chapter in churchy ch-enanigans, this work is beautifully realised and worrisomely credible.

[From the POV of the cult of the catechism, Bob's doomed for purgatory for sure and for certain...but we'll all be along for the party, yessir. n(Ed)]

Meanwhile, pics of many happily compliant sinners here.

Get in quick, on until the 28th June.





The cultural carousel…

3 05 2010

The Gang did a quick whip around the cultural offerings over the weekend, but kept it necessarily brief (had to dash home to cook Pa his supper – it was the 32nd wedding anniversary, after all…)

Friday kicked off with Spiral Gallery (a bric-a-brac/collectibles kinda show) at 5pm…

 …followed by Gulaga at the BVRG (an exhibition featuring the work of seven local artists responding to Gulaga Mountain) from 6…

Gulaga, firmly anchored by Karen Charlebois’ steel sculpture (a curatorial rescue device if ever there was one! god bless you Karen),  just manages to avoid being entirely predictable. Gordon Robinson’s fabulous Gulaga Suite took out the Gang’s pick of the pops. We’ll bring you a virtual gallery tour later in the week.

And then on Saturday arvo we dashed across to Tanja/Wapengo, for a slice of Matt Jones and Richard Raffan…

…the former above…the latter below…

Loved the work of both. Fresh, cute, quirky – yadda, yadda. It’s the first time Matt’s ventured into watercolour, he tells us, and what a wonderfully successful doodly detour it’s turned out to be. Seriously sweet. 

As for Richard Raffan’s show, those boats are totally irresistable.

[...along the lines of a sophisticated Slim, Nige. n(Ed)]

All in all it was a daisy-chain of somewhat varied fare, as you can no doubt appreciate. 

More snaps here.








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