The cultural-cha-cha this coming weekend…

30 09 2009

Narek

 

If you’re headed for the coast for the long week-end, Narek and Ivy Hill are emerging from their winter hibernation…

 

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More about RAW…

30 09 2009

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RAW: art in the garage…

25 09 2009

We’re going to be away for a few days so thought we’d leave you with something fabbo to visit – The Bega Valley Regional Gallery’s latest show RAW: art in the garage – serious creative flair from the Tulgeen Group’s artists with disabilities in the Bega Valley Shire.

 

Mr Wise's Trottery

(above) Jeffery Young, Mr Wise’s Trottery, acrylic on canvas

The exhibition opened last Friday and was launched by none other that Nigel [Lendon, Associate Head (Post Graduate) of the ANU School of Art.]

 

Nigel's speech

And what a pearler of a night it was – a huge crowd, a blizzard of red dots and a veritable scrum of happy artists.  Fair enough, too – the show is nothing short of wonderful.

 

Pauline-with-her-work(above) Pauline Prendergast with some of her work.

There was so much joy in the room you could bottle it.

 

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Michael O’Dea, Michael Jackson, acrylic on canvas

 

Raw-8Natasha Miles, Camping series

We love it, big time (except that Peter Fay swooped in and snaffled up our fave works!!)

For more info about the Art In The Garage Project go here, and for more snaps of the opening night, go here.





Studio files: Tom Moore…

24 09 2009

The Gang’s off to Adders on Friday, and we suddenly realised that we’ve still not posted the snaps of Tom’s studio from the last trip!! So here’s an archival treat…

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Tom’s studio is like stepping through the looking glass – full of the most curiously adorable critters imaginable… 

 

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…and no end of amusements for Megsie…

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For lots more silly pink bits, go here.





Studio files: peek-a-boo with Ian…

23 09 2009

 

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As you can see, the Gang had a lovely visit with Ian in his studio, checking out his bits.

 

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                    So incredibly fine, all hand carved. Quite mind-boggling really.

 

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The Governess goes a-roving…

22 09 2009

The-Governess

The Gang’s fave pic in the BVRG’s permanent collection is off on loan to Bendigo Regional Gallery…





Melbs…

21 09 2009

The Gang and Rachel were in Melbs a week ago for a conference, which was strictly a work trip and incredibly exhausting (we were pathetically diligent – no skiving off to speak of whatsoever. Fair dinkum, darlings.) 

Anyhoo, we’re just going to post a swifty photo journal – no time for in depth explanation…

 

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We stopped off at EGAG on the way down to say g’day and check out their artists’ book show…

 

EGAG

 

Then Melbs was just work, work, work interspersed with lovely dinners; Young and Jacksons with Chloe…

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Coda with Granny…

 

Coda

 

…and then Tjanabi in Fed Square for the official conference dinner, where we met lovely Sister Veronica Brady (from the University of WA  – we attended her panel session that morning)…

 

Megsie,-Sister-Veronica-and Graham from Eurobodalla

 

…and the incomparable Constantina Bush…

 

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Gotta love Constantina. We think we’ll book her for Bega.

Other highlights were the opening ceremony…

 

opening-ceremony

 

…the grafitti walk…

 

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…and the Racing Museum…

 

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…a timely reminder that our fave event of the year, the Melbourne Cup, is coming our way.