What can we tell ya? This last weekend was a fast and furious family catchup fest. The Gang et al gathered at the hide-out to spend a nanosecond with the li’l bro, Phil (who lives in Colorado but is out here for a few months shooting Wolverine in Sydders.) These days we rarely manage to all get together so obviously we had to make up for lost time, and then some, during his 3-day break (courtesy of Anzac Day) from filming.
Around a day was lost in the travelling (there’s only one plane from Sydders to Merimbula, arriving/departing early arvo) but we nonetheless managed to squeeze in a beach picnic, a game of two-up at the Robbie Burns, a sausage sizzle, an 18 hole golf game (blokes only – the sheilas were chained to the stove), brunch, dinner, and every conceivable beverage known to civilised man; Hanger One kaffir lime Bloody Marys with brekky, all manner of exotic concoctions from elevenses on (Jessica was on kitchen bar duty), Grey Goose Dirty Martinis at sunset, and everyone’s druthers between. (We’ve become quite partial to Black Wattle beer – and who can go past a good Aussie red…?) Bloody marvellous.
And yes, before you ask, Anzac Day was respectfully observed – Chrissie flew up from Melbourne on the Thursday night specifically to catch the dawn service in Canberra before driving down the coast with Pa…
Timothy Horn’s jellyfish, Stheno, has just been hung in gallery 6 at the National Gallery of Australia, backdropped by Fiona Hall’s sardine tin Paradisus Terristris. It’s a neat, if unrelated, little flip-side to the Andy and Oz: parallel visions exhibition (a collaboration between the Warhol Museum and the NGA) held at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, USA, late last year.
The Gang just received a postcard, chock-a-block with pure delight, from darling Tim Horn in New Mexico. What a treat! He’s six weeks out from his show at the de Young in San Francisco and sent across these seriously-to-die-for-work-in-progress snaps…
That fabulous carriage is about to be encrusted with sugar. Be still my beating heart.
The above piece of absolute-wall-gorgeousness is already fait accompli, and there’s a chandelier underway.
[Chandeliers again – we might have to start a file… n(Ed)]
All too divine for words. We’re looking forward to the snaps of the show, finished and installed…
Meanwhile Tim and Art have another work-in-progress; the adorable Chima (below), an abandoned puppy who turned up hungry and emaciated on their doorstep recently. Two months on and she’s now a cuddly bundle of (puppy destructo) love. [And, oh, we know only too well how that works, Timmy. Security-trainee Lola just this week chewed great chunks out of the front-hall persian runner. We’re still besotted with her, but we’re counting off the remaining danger period with gritted teeth… another year to go wethinks!!!]
Post script: One of Tim’s Jellyfush (for the benefit of our New Zealand readers) was installed at the NGA this week. We’ll try to organise a snap. But for those of you who are fortunate enough to be in the vicinity of Canberra, get along and check it out – up close and personal – while you can…(it’ll be up for around three months Pa reckons.)
It’s one of those postcards that’s roamed the globe before finally turning up 6 months later – Sammy Jo took some snaps of the chandeliers in the Church of St George while she and Chris were exploring Cairo.