Back in the swim…

31 10 2010

Megsie’s first swim for the season…

The pool’s actually been open since the long weekend, but we sensibly waited until the solar heating managed to deal with the volume of water. Today was perfeck.

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Action at ANCA…

28 10 2010

Opened last night – definitely worth a squizz.





Studio rounds…

28 10 2010

The Gang did the studio rounds of the ‘Broken Hill Mob’ last week  –  Sue Chancellor, Jen Mallinson, Lorna Crane and Poppy Benton – for an early taster of work-in-progress for their exhibition at the BVRG next year (March). Have to fess up that we’re shameful voyeurs when it comes to poking around artist’s studios – it’s the best part of the curatorial gig.

Lorna’s currently in the throes of final preparation for her Berlin show (which is going to be a cracker) at the Belconnen Art Centre…

Cool studio. And then we were off to Jen’s…

…where Poppy also set up temporarily (her studio being the only one not in the near vicinity)…

…and last stop was Sue’s…

What a happening place Pambula is! Sweet little village, great bakery, serious arts community. Noice work if you can get it.

It’s shaping up to be a terrific show – mark it in your dance card.





Postcard from Venice…

26 10 2010

Dira has just returned from her fabulous Big 5-oh! tour of Europe (almost in concert with Granny’s – those Libran women know how to party, eh?) And yes, the Gang was supposed to be there, swinging from one birthday dinner to the other. Serious bummer dudes, what can we tell ya; the walk-in Marcus G ‘drobe and Burma quickly put paid to all that. Ah, well, such is life.

Anyhoo, after Paris/Canal de Midi barge biz/and Spain, Dira and Toni headed for Venice for the real birthday treat; a mosaic workshop at Orsini. Dira loves her smalti, and she wasn’t disappointed. Between the daily walk to the Orsini workshop…

…the buckets of smalti…

…the Master’s work…

…and a slap-up buon compleanno dinner with reliable pals…

…and, most importantly, Toni…

…what more could a girl possibly want?

Oh yeah, maybe just a gorgey chandelier from Murano – as a little souvenir of the occasion…

Dira and Toni ran a blog for the duration of the trip. You can work your way back through it, here.





More, more, more…

20 10 2010

Now we’re in link heaven, this one from La Groppa…

Chandeliers to (literally) die for. More goodies from Hans Van Bentam here.





Glass spotto…

20 10 2010

Oooh, yeah. Right up our alley. Thanks Nige for pointing us to this little beauty.

More snaps of Dick Marquis’s goodies at Traver, here.





Stan the Man…

19 10 2010

Snap from Monika of the man himself…