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”.Read more "Sunday in Sydney"
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 […]Read more "Vile Bodies at White Rabbit"
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 […]Read more "Village Voices by Astra Howard"
The thing about art gallery opening nights in Sydney is that they often”clump together”. They’re often on a Thursday night or a Saturday afternoon, and they’re often at exactly the same time. 6-8pm on Thursday. 2-4pm on Saturday. This is both good and bad. On the bad side, it means you sometimes have to rush […]Read more "Sixth Sense, Troubled Waters and John Fries"
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 […]Read more "Jumaadi at MCA"
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 […]Read more "Brett Whiteley Gallery"
“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 […]Read more "Redfern Biennale"