Glass spotto…

24 09 2012

Megsie, in the throes of snuffling through recent background á la one of her fave artists Nic Folland (she’s writing a little spotlight piece for the Jam), came across this delectable slice of drop(ped) dead gorgeousness shown recently at his solo exhibition with Ryan Renshaw Gallery at the Melbourne Art Fair 2012. We love it – for reason’s too numerous (though no doubt obvious) to mention.

 

 

Yummy.

[Yeah, Megsie, we get it – we can so see it on the wall at the Hideout. n(Ed)]





Oi! where’s me tucker?

17 09 2012

Five minutes ago…

 

 





Hot off the press…

15 09 2012

…just in from Nige (we’re gunna have to start paying him a retainer)…

 

 

…Lino at the Canberra GLassworks. We’re guessing the crowd on the floor are the peeps who coughed up $500 to watch.





Tour de Force heads south…

15 09 2012

Yep, it’s the latest chapter of…

 

 

…this time at…

 

 

…the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, where they show…

 

 

Anyhoo, it was great to be amongst our old mates again (it’s almost like groundhog day.) And this time, as a serious surprise, dear madly indomitable Richie turned up – fresh from cocktail hour at the Alfred – with a clutch of his devoted coterie for Megsie’s floor talk…

 

 

(The Gang’s been following the progress of his soap operatic treatment regime avidly, so seeing him in the flesh was just wild.)

Rodney and the crew at MPRG have done a great job with the install, and yet again it was fabulous to see the work accorded plenty of respectful space. [Yeah, you know what we’re talkin’ about, mutter, mutter, hrumph. n(Ed)]

 

 

Granny came along for the ride and had a lovely time mixing a bit of kultcha with a tour of her old haunts.

 

 

…and on the way back we swung by the McClelland. All too, too good…

 

 

…bar the very typical Melbourne weather.

We had a lovely quiet weekend to round it off. Highlights here.





We’re ba-ack…

15 09 2012

…from the latest episode of Tour de Force (more of that in the next post.)

We arrived home to news/snaps from Nige; confab in the Princess Day Spa (courtesy of Miss Pammy Faye)…

 

 

[Uh oh, that chin profile’s getting way chunky, Megsie (the trip to Melbourne won’t have helped.)  We’re putting you on short rations, toot sweet. n(Ed)]

…and this little tid-bit from the NYTimes, on the subject of that well-known glassie, Picasso…

 

 

Who’d have thunk!! Check it out here

We predict a rash of copycatting.





The farmbots are coming…

4 09 2012

 

We’re leaving them in charge while we do a dash to Melbourne…





Beyond the Garage, at last…

4 09 2012

We thought we’d give you a break from the interminable slab-o-rama, and finally post the opening of Beyond the Garage. This is a fabulous exhibition, featuring the work of artists with disabilities from Tulgeen’s Art in the Garage Project.

 

 

It’s a highly anticipated, enthusiastically supported event that drives the community into a veritable frenzy of retail therapy; in part as a gesture of support for the program but more particularly because of the universal appeal of the work. There’s a sense of joy in the room that’s impossible to miss.

Although this year had a regrettably sad beginning when long time member of the group, Michael O’Dea, passed away unexpectedly – barely a week before the opening.  Michael will be sorely missed by community and canny collectors alike.

 

(You’ll have to excuse the reflections!!)

 

He did a fine line in Kamahl paintings – none, alas, this time around.

The rest of the exhibition is beyond splendid and visitation gratifyingly high. Congratulations to Project co-ordinator Matthew Perry and to Jen and the amazing support crew who make all of this possible.

 

 

Peter Fay opened the exhibition with customary aplomb and a thoroughly entertaining night was had by all. Go here for the highlights.

…and we’ll leave you with Megsie’s wonderful buy: Graham Henkel’s Constable Runstable […the perfect addition to a cop shop. n(Ed)]