Here’s Kitty leaving —
Day’s gone, it’s already dark and the insufficient street lights are coming on. There’s no colour in the traffic and the pavement is crowded. Everyone is walking out of brightness into shadow, hundreds of figures moving in and out of the murk.
— and she’s gone like an arrow. Continue reading
tears of joy face – infuses tone beautifully
eggplant – phallus – eggplant
until 10 September 2017
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
free (yes really)
This major exhibition surveys the contemporary practice of 30 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, responding to the 50th Anniversary of the 1967 Referendum (1). The curator Tina Baum has done a fantastic job to bring together both emerging and more established artists from around Australia. Continue reading
[there’s a little bit of strong language in this one]
‘She’s here,’ Pete says. ‘Can you come?’ Continue reading
Our love’s not horticultural. It’s not about
flora – roses, carnations – or geology.
There’s no mystery to our love other than why
we persist with something as unhealthy as this. Continue reading
Wind blasted sedges won’t lie down –
dried out reeds still have a trick or two.
Casuarinas in a thousand scaly fingered lines
voice the roaring all around. Continue reading
Here’s where you’ll stand,
at the head and the feet. Continue reading
Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prize, 2017
Art Gallery of NSW – $18 adult, $16 concession, $14 members
29 Jul – 22 Oct 2017 and then to regional centres.
Now in its 96th year, the $100,000 Archibald Prize for the ‘best’ portrait painting has been settled. Continue reading
87 mins; selected Australian cinemas, through raw + cooked media .
Fresh off the plane and in need of money, two Finnish backpackers – Steph and Lina – find themselves the latest batch of “fresh meat” sent to work as barmaids at a pub in a remote Australian mining town. Continue reading
Caught in the flux, memories shift again — each turns
an unmade bed. Words rearrange, meanings undone.