Country Show Central…

24 09 2008

Our dear old mate Julie Cuerden-Clifford sent through a couple of snaps from the opening of The Country Show exhibition (held at the ANU School of Art Foyer Gallery recently) which we’d missed, sad to say – though La Gropp had filled us in, painting a marvellous portrait of Jules, centre stage, spun into the guise of the Fairy Floss Fairy! Everybody hopped straight in and started to eat her, apparently – what a wonderful departure from boring old bickies ‘n cheese.

 

 

We’re not sure if the sheep dog was actually doing trials but there was plenty of classic country show action nonetheless; including (prints of) ring events, crotchet-ed cake cosies, knitted vegetables, sundry preserves and a clot of country cookery…all in a class of its own.

 

 

 

It was such a success and so much fun that there’s serious talk of it becoming an annual event (in which case we are sooo going to put in something ourselves next year…)

Thanks Jules ♥♥♥

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Eyecatcher…

23 09 2008

 

Deb Jones, Light Construction, 2008, glass.





Postcard from London…

21 09 2008

 

Sammy Jo and Chris sent this snap from the Metallica concert in London – wow, wish we were there!

[Can ya get any closer than that!?! Bonza photo, Chris. n(Ed)]





Cosmic connectivity…

20 09 2008

You know when you have one of those moments when you go…omigod, how cool would that be!!!?  We had precisely that little frisson of excitement when we came across a work by Lucas Samaras at the National Gallery of Australia (while researching something entirely unconnected…)

 

                             

                             Lucas Samaras, Reconstruction no. 74, 1979

 

…because how fabulously it’d bounce off Klausie’s latest magnum opus…

 

                            

                            Klaus Moje, The Portland Panels: Choreographed Geometry, 2007

 

We’re adding it to Megsie’s (long and growing) list of curatorial wanna-dooz. There’s a ripper two man show in there, that’s for sure – pure curatorial gold, we tells ya… 

 





Ode to Lake George…

19 09 2008

Before the Sketching-DAC:CAC program set in we managed to catch the tail end of Baseline: Remnant Grasslands of Weereewa/Lake George (featuring the work of Beth Hatton and Christine James) and weaving in and out of time (Caroline Huf).

Omigod, what a gorgeous exhibition!!

 

Christine Jame’s work above, and Beth Hatton’s below

  

                   

 

Beth Hatton’s woven pieces, in particular, were just incredible – and so evocative of the post-colonial ecology of the topographically mysterious Lake George. Apparently the field trip (which headlined the public program component of the exhibition) was really something – one of those ‘stand-out heppenings’ you forever kick yourself for not attending. Bummer.

And Caroline Huff’s work in Gallery 2 was wunderbar too – though, of course, on an entirely different tack altogether…

    

 

Treat yourself to more visuals here.





Thumb twiddling…

18 09 2008

 

Ah, the faffing around one gets up to while putting off all those sensible things that are far more useful/important…bugger it we thought, and gladly followed Zoe down the Manga trail.

 

                               

Mind you, we think that the South Park equivalent was closer to the mark…

 

                           





Nevertheless, stereotyping aside…

18 09 2008

Hallelujah, they’ve seen the light. Thank christ somebody‘s on watch…

Johnny Howard’s APEC Uranium deal is in balance. And not before time. Meanwhile Megsie’s little protest has been shining a lone, ghostly light in the wilderness…

..and there’s another voice of reason again today.

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