“Are you from here?” is always a good question to ask someone you meet for the first time in a country town. In larger cities, people are much more likely to ask you what you do for a living. But in country towns, establishing where you're from usually means "six degrees of separation" can often … Continue reading Are You From Here?
Since arriving back in Lismore, I've spent a bit of time wandering around, checking out art (both public and in galleries). I've previously blogged about some of the art associated with the Tropical Fruits festival; these images are more permanent parts of the city's awesome collection. When this piece was first erected it was very … Continue reading Art in Lismore
Not long after arriving in Sydney in the mid 1990s, I remember being blown away by the elaborate wigs of drag queen, Maude Boate. In contrast to the permed and blow dried wigs of so many drag queens, Maude had cartoon-like headgear made of plastic. Maude was a regular performer at the legendary, sadly missed … Continue reading Maudeville at Lismore Regional Art Gallery
I paid a visit today to the Lismore Regional Art Gallery today, where the current exhibition's called "Resistant Obsolescence". The exhibition features a series of works created with "found" obsolete technology. Resistant Obsolescence at Lismore Art Gallery Turntables, cassette tapes, floppy discs and other objects have been created into new artworks: some resemble the technology … Continue reading Resistant Obsolescence at Lismore Art Gallery
It's Wednesday night and I'm just waiting for "The Simpsons" to come on television. Although I'm a little teddie-tired and maybe a little run down, there's lots happening in my life at the moment. Tonight, Laura and I went to the opening of a new gallery just around the corner from my place, Lushart. LushART … Continue reading Lady Godiva