Happy holidays…

31 01 2009

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We had a lovely visit from Blanche and Marcus (who are holidaying in Tathra, as we speak) on Thursday night; they came to dinner literally glowing after spending the day at the beach…the only place to be during the present heat wave…

 

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It’s well-earned relaxation for Blanchie, who’s plumb in the throes of moving studio in Melbourne. And there’s plenty of exciting news to come, including the Corning Museum of Glass’s very recent acquisition of one of her fabulous bandoliers. Pics and snippets soon.

Otherwise, for more info, check out her website.





Fire update…

31 01 2009

Jingera on Friday morning…

 

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Ricky Swallows…

31 01 2009

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 Sounds like a great party – shame the Gang’s got a clashing engagement…





Oh yeah…

30 01 2009

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Mamana Mamanta in Adelaide…

28 01 2009

      

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Luna’s sent through some snaps of the launch of the Mamana Mamanta : Gradual Friendship tour at Tandanya in Adelaide. Loons, of course, went across for the opening – and to give a presentation for the public program component of the show…

 

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Brenda, Brooke, Luna and John the night before the opening…

 

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She had a lovely time catching up with the Adelaide glass mob, and is over the moon that the show is finally on the road. Next stop Bathurst…

For tour dates, go here.





An all too classic Australia Day long weekend at Wyndham…

26 01 2009

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Our beloved Jingera is on fire and we’re into the third day of fire bombing and continual chopper action. It’s deep in rough bush so they’ve been dropping in specialty crews…

 

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Makes for great excitement – except for all those poor brave buggers having to go in and deal with it. The fire was kicked off by a lighning strike, of course, and we’re no doubt in for more of the same over the next few months…

 

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Cricket was cancelled – the pitch being needed for more pressing business…

 

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And then yesterday we were confronted by that other scourge of the Great Aussie Summer – the red belly black in the front yard (1.3 meters, no less.)

 

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Today we’re going for the trifecta – and joining the bogans for a barbie at the beach…





Happy birthday (for Saturday) Robbie Burns…

26 01 2009

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Uh, oh. Nearly neglected to add our salutations to the patron saint of the Wyndham pub. Happy 250th, Robbie – we’ll be sure to toast a dram or three of single malt down at your namesake watering hole, the Robbie Burns Hotel…

 

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The missing commendable…

25 01 2009

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The Gang dashed into Bega quickly Saturday morning (yesterday) to get a snap of Peter Storey’s Void Matters #5. But try as we might, we couldn’t eliminate the reflected light from the entrance – sorry about that. Best you toddle in and see it in the flesh…





Megsie in the local rag…

24 01 2009

Whoopsie! Somehow managed to delete this post…

 

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Helen sent through this little tid-bit from the Merimbula Weekly News.

We weren’t going to post it – it’s such a tragic snap of Megsie (mind you, the one in the Bega Times was worse!!). But then we were reminded of the odd complaint from peeps voicing their discontent when they felt we’d included a less than flattering shot of them in the g(l)ossip column…so in the interests of appeasement we’re reluctantly putting it in. Consider it a quid pro quo.

[Note to Megsie – try to remember to stick that chin out, lovie. n(Ed)





On the Edge: towards Postmodernism…

23 01 2009

We’ve covered the winner – now for the rest of the show…

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 We thought it might be useful to throw in the gallery’s spiel…

 

On the Edge: Towards Postmodernism.

 

 

This exhibition features the work of the South East Modern Art Group (SEMAG) – a collective of regional artists – who, specifically for this occasion, challenged themselves to explore their art in terms of arguably the most obtuse and elusive ‘ism’ in the art theoretic canon, postmodernism.

 

Participating artists were encouraged to recycle visual material and investigate marginal subjectivity – and to facilitate the process the following words were supplied as contextual guidance; paradox, parody, irony, appropriation, bricolage, allegory, pastiche. The resultant interpretations are consequently rather broad and, in a number of instances, somewhat loose – which is possibly a fair reflection of the very concept of postmodernism itself.

 

Understanding full well that the task would push many members to the edge, and well beyond their comfort zone, the organizing committee adopted the title On the Edge: towards Postmodernism.

 

To all intents and purposes the show is an in-house professional practice exercise, devised to deliberately stretch the SEMAG members both technically and intellectually. Milton artist/gallerist Malcolm King was engaged by the group to curate and judge the show, and the final hang reflects a carefully deliberated selection process.

 

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Apart from the winning work (Bob Georgeson’s Love Glove), four paintings were singled out for High commendation; Kim Falkenmire’s Billboard Landscape #64, Malcolm S Bilton’s Conflicting Interests, Lucy Macey’s  Meta-consciousness, and Peter Storey’s Void Matters #5.

 

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And we’ve just realised that we’ve neglected to take a snap of Peter Storey’s work – we’ll amend that in an additional post, toot sweet (mea culpa Peter.)

 

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For anybody craving more info regarding SEMAG, we nabbed this from the Narooma News:

The South East Modern Art Group (SEMAG) has over 90 members from the Eurobodalla and Bega Valley Shires. The group’s aims are to promote contemporary and new art, educate members and the public, network with the wider arts community and to encourage innovation and professional work practice.

The exhibition is up until the 14th Feb – for gallery info go to the Bega Valley Regional Gallery’s website

For additional snaps of the show here.