Sheepish…

30 12 2007

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Those of you who drive across the Monaro High Plains will be familiar with the above sculpture, rising from its pedestal of thistles and native grasses, in a sheep paddock vaguely equi-distant from Bredbo and Cooma… 

Minnie and the Gang were charmed to see the local inhabitants getting off on the cultural high…(click on the thumbnails for a closer look.)

[Though long aware that the work belonged to the NGA, we’ve not really been clued into all the pertinent details – but we’ve since done our homework, and for those who’ve been asking the sculpture in question is Charles Ginnever’s Green mountain blue II, 1978. It was commissioned from the artist by John Kahlbetzer, from Umerella Station, who subsequently gifted it to the National Gallery of Australia. For more info go here. Cheers, n(Ed)]

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Install of CraftACT’s ‘Gather’ exhibition…

29 12 2007

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Before heading down the coast the Gang dropped in at Craft ACT to check out the progress of the installation of the Craft ACT members’ show for the upcoming January Ausglass Conference. We can’t give too much away – suffice to say it’s a really cool exhibition and we’re looking forward to the opening night!

Everything was in place – bar Simon’s piece, which he was ‘constructing’ while we waited! – and although we took snaps of all the work we’re not going to post them ’til much closer to showtime. Just thought we’d throw you this little teaser…

The exhibition will be open to the public from January 14th and run through to the Sunday of the conference. For more info go to…

http://www.craftact.org.au/exhibitions/upcoming





Post xmas round-up…

28 12 2007

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Christmas at the Gang’s was…

  • Momentary alarm on Xmas eve:  just on dusk, with two cars loaded to the gunwhales with animals and gear (and a mere 20 minutes and the Darragh between us and home) we caught sight of what appeared to be a gaggle of Santas up ahead, pulling over cars at Cathcart. Jeez, we thought, the bloody coppers are getting a bit cheeky this year or what! But no; it turned out to be the citizenry of Cathcart itself, lined up along the road handing out lollies and spreading good cheer. Good on ’em we thought – nothing quite like a crowd of beer-chugging Santas to get you into the chrissie spirit! Our abiding regret is that we didn’t take a photo (well, we were anxious to get down the mountain, and there was a vague undercurrent of ‘The Moonspinners’…)
  • A happy morning of (telephone-punctuated) cooking
  • Christmas cocktails in Liz Kelly tumblers
  • Doggy prezzy frenzy (the pussies had gone into preliminary hiding)
  • Hitting an empty beach mid-afternoon
  • Coming home to a lovely long bubble bath (with champers and holiday book…perfeck!)
  • A quiet evening of DVD’s (good old christmas booty – hey Nige, we gave Pa Deadwood!)
  • A middle of the night phone call from SammyJo in Prague
  • Boxing Day arrival of Shay and Les
  • A mountain of Eden mussels, a bucket of exemplary red and…
  • Yet another #*%! day on a #*%! empty beach

Ah well, what can ya do? Life is a beach, they reckon. The odd snap only (we were too busy just enjoying it all) at…

http://www.flickr.com/photos/glasscentralcanberra/sets/72157603567290307/





Holiday caption competition…

22 12 2007

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There’s nothing like a parlour game at Christmas time…so we’re leaving you with a caption competition.

(The above photo of Megsie and HG was taken at the CLAW ‘State of Belonging’ art-off  – see previous posts – thanks Richard from Canberra Arts Marketing for sending it through.)

Just leave captions in the comment box. Doesn’t have to be arts-centric. Go crazy.





Happy holidays: here’s wishing all of you the mother of a flathead…

22 12 2007

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The Gang at glasscentralcanberra hope you all have a wonderful holiday – and for those of you heading down the coast, may Santa bring you plenty of catch.

We’ve had the nod that fishing in the Nelligen River is seriously specko at the moment – as attested by the lovely Lizzie from the School of Art library (above right) who recently pulled in this li’l monster (which was over a meter long – hooley dooley.) It went back in, of course. But what a beauty.





Christmas Carols from Krusty…

21 12 2007

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Happy Christmas and a crusty scanned snap from a melodious (malodorous?) Krusty…





Happy Xmas Sammy Jo…

21 12 2007

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Here we are, darling – your ghoulie kitty as promised. Have a wonderful Xmas in Prague. Hope there’s lots of mistletoe…

PS. Gone is the ghoulie – you’ll be pleased to know that the boney bit has now (Boxing Day) finally fallen off and she’s back to being elegant again!!