Sunday in Sydney

Some photographs from a few hours with Kate, spent visiting Circular Quay, the Sydney Opera House, and the current Kaldor public art project by Jonathan Jones in Sydney’s Botanic Gardens. http://kaldorartprojects.org.au/ Twenty years after moving to Sydney, I never get tired of visiting the area. It still makes me go “wow”.

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Vile Bodies at White Rabbit

As I’ve mentioned here previously, I’m a huge fan of Sydney’s White Rabbit Gallery. Dedicated to works made in the 21st century, the White Rabbit Collection is owned by Judith Neilson, who was inspired to establish it on a 2001 trip to Beijing. Judith and her husband are seriously wealthy, and they’ve made a wonderful […]

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Village Voices by Astra Howard

There’s a lane-way not far from where I live which I’ve walked through literally thousands of times. Previously on this blog I’ve complained its a lane-way many men will often pop into for a quiet wee late at night. It’s also a lane-way where homeless people will stop to rest for the night. A few […]

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Jumaadi at MCA

Deep in the back of my consciousness is a rather vague childhood memory of seeing a live performance, probably at the Lismore City Hall, and probably as part of a schools touring program. Aside from that, I’ve had little exposure to Indonesian shadow puppet theatre (Wayang kulit) until today. In the midst of the cold, wet […]

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Brett Whiteley Gallery

One of the great things about living in Surry Hills is the opportunity to pop in, on spec, to the Brett Whiteley Gallery. Today, there was an art class underway. My main interest, however, was the current exhibition, Tributes. The exhibition is definitely worth checking out. Robert Hughes. Donald Friend. Patti Smith and many others. The […]

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Redfern Biennale

“Would you like to suggest a word that makes you feel good, or makes you feel happy?” I was asked by a woman on Walker Street, Redfern today. She was one of the artists participating in the Redfern Biennale today. I didn’t look too closely at work, but she told me she was adding the […]

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