Clipped from the Bombala Times…

30 06 2008

 

Following up our earlier post on the Mongrel Dogs (Nil Tenure) exhibition, our mate Helen from the Bombala office of the NPWS has very kindly sent a scanned clipping from the local rag. Great coverage…but now we’re intrigued about the setting for the ‘wooded parkland’ image – where is that…?

 





Random sightings…

27 06 2008

 

A Leonard French panel at the National Art Glass Gallery, Wagga Wagga.

Still wonderful, after all these years.





Blog spotto…

27 06 2008

Blogger in-joke (sorry y’all!)

 

   Snap, Nige!





The country’s going to the dogs, we tells ya…

25 06 2008

 

The Canberra-Bombala connection…

 

Amanda Stuart’s show Mongrel Dogs (Nil Tenure) opened at CCAS Manuka last Thursday night, and it’s another bottler (you’ll no doubt recall her fabulous Bush Pack at Bermagui’s ‘Sculpture on the Edge’ earlier in the year.) It’s hard to imagine they could be as effective in a tight, interior setting – but they most certainly are.

The analogy of their elusiveness (sudden appearance and disappearance through the walls) works wonderfully well, and they literally bound across the gallery with a reckless impunity that speaks volumes about the feral dog scourge  wreaking terrible havoc across vulnerable bush environments (not to mention the attacks on stock on adjoining farming properties…) These dogs, escapees from domestica, are a clear and present danger to native habitat and a huge concern to all those charged with the protection of our vast National Parks.

The exhibition was opened, appropriately, by the Bombala Area Manager of the National Parks and Wildlife Service, Franz Peters (adding a nice little dovetail for the Gang; Bombala being a mere hop-skip-and-jump from the hide-out!), who reiterated in no uncertain terms the mounting difficulties faced by his NPWS rangers. (Gawd, we can just imagine his opinion regarding the imminent importation of ‘Savannah’ cats…)

It’s a great show – and we’re looking forward to the next installment. (Amanda, who’s a candidate for PhD in sculpture at the ANU School of Art, will soon be doing a stint of fieldwork in the Far South Eastern forests, so we’ll make sure we hook up with her then and follow some of her work-in-progress.)

You’ll find more sculptors than you can poke a stick at, and plenty of feral action, in the mugshots from opening night…

http://www.flickr.com/photos/glasscentralcanberra/sets/72157605798907658/ 

 

…and you’ll have to be super quick off the mark if you want to catch the show – it finishes this coming weekend…

                                        

 

Related articles:

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,23916745-5013571,00.html

 





Home sweet home…

24 06 2008

The Gang arrived back at the hide-out to find office manager Badger and the security team, Krusty and Lola, busy maintaining the status quo…

  …right down to the dying embers

                                   





Sunsets at dawn…

23 06 2008

Nigel’s sent a duelling sunset in answer to our last Wyndham variety, and yes, we will admit that Paris does have a certain je ne sais quoi  that carries serious cachet in the sunset department. Noice.

Meanwhile, the past week’s posts have been very short snippets indeed, owing to the Gang’s intensive stint of house painting-and-tittification up at the ‘Berra (we’re flogging the Giralang pile.) We did, however, manage to sneak in one opening (over at CCAS Manuka), which we’ll edit and drop it in shortly…





Random sightings…

21 06 2008

Steve Klein’s Balance. So cute.





Random sightings…

19 06 2008

The latest work from our fave caster, Deb Jones (Leader of the Free Glass World)…

Deb Jones, Colour Saturation

                                       

 Deb Jones, Emotional Science.

[We could turn couch potato for that, fair dinkum. n(Ed)]





Postcard from Milan: Pa at large…

18 06 2008

 

It’s been a while since Pa’s trip to Milan – taking across the Francis Bacon Triptych (on loan from the NGA to the Palazzo Reale for its current show) – but it took a bit of faffing around before we managed to retrieve the potted slide-show from his camera…

What a lovely time he had, particularly in the cargo plane on the way over – real boys-own-annual-stuff; sitting with the pilots, or kipping in the roomy cabin, or rustling up a sanger in the galley… Oh yes, there were a couple of dreary stop-‘n-drops in Honkers and Manchester, but then it was off to Milan where even the Caribinieri are suitably foppish. And then he flew back first class on Emirates which was a tragic waste of all that bubbly, dahlings – because, of course, he doesn’t partake!

         

Related articles:

http://eaobjets.wordpress.com/2008/05/16/francis-bacon-at-the-palazzo-reale-milano/

http://www.artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=24109





Wagga Wagga: what a great place to work!!!

16 06 2008

             

                                   

                  

 

We loved our visit to Wagga Wagga, not only because it gave us a chance to catch up with the lovely Michael Scarrone (above) but also because it contextualised his working environment (the National Art Glass Collection) for us. What a great place (Wagga and the WAG) to live and work. And how à la mode  Wagga Wagga must have been in its heyday – we spotted the most adorable old piles on our way into town…

                              

(click on thumbnails to enlarge) Just too gorgey for words.