“I always kind of skip through the Wynne Prize.”, I told my friend Michaela. We were visiting the Archibald Prize, Australia’s most prestigious portraiture award. This year’s competition saw a record number of entries, with over 1000 works.
The unanimous winner was a portrait of singer Jessica Cerro, better known as Montaigne.… Read the rest “Archibald Prize”
“It’s the first work you see as you enter the new wing of the Art Gallery of NSW”, I texted my colleague and friend, Lisa. Her partner, Genevieve is the artist responsible for the work which re-imagines historical photographs of Aboriginal people as contemporary videos. “She did that fifteen years or so ago”, Lisa told me, anxious to pass on the news to Genevieve about her work’s prominent role.… Read the rest “AGNSW”
Tim Minchin and Ben Quilty
In the (probably) fifteen years I’ve been going to Art After Dark at the Art Gallery of NSW, I’ve never seen a crowd like this before. My colleague Jo (who is a big fan of Tim Minchin) and I agreed we needed to leave work a little early today to make sure we could grab a seat.… Read the rest “Tim Minchin and Ben Quilty”
Concerned Citizen of Newtown
Earlier today I wrote a letter to my local member of the NSW Parliament, the Member for Sydney, Alex Greenwich, telling him…
… Read the rest “Concerned Citizen of Newtown”
I just want to put on the record my concerns about the boundaries for the new seat of Newtown, which I discovered this week I’ll be voting in at the forthcoming election.
Pop Art at AGNSW
A lot of people went to a lot of effort to dress up for the Pop Art Party at the Art Gallery of NSW last night.
We didn’t. We were happy just to go along in the same clothes we wear to pretty much every event at the AGNSW.
In keeping with the theme of the party, there were lots of Andy Warhols, lots of Warhol-inspired costumes, and lots of characters from Roy Lichtenstein paintings.… Read the rest “Pop Art at AGNSW”
As I walked around the city today, I thought about the ways in which my life could be “different” as I return to work next week.
In some ways, these last few months away from work have been similar to the feelings I had about travelling for a lengthy period during 2008.… Read the rest “Holiday Resolutions”