Ranamok 2009: the winner…

Kiwi glassie Lisa Walsh took out this year’s Ranamok with her piece Across the Lines…

2009 winner

(detail below)




…which is kinda spooky because the Gang bought some depression pegs at the Rozelle market last Saturday which are the dead spit.

Lots of thanks to Luna for sending through the snaps – we figure she must know how much we enjoy the speeches at these things ‘cos most of the pics she’s sent are of…yep, you guessed it, the speeches!! Usually we sneak outside when they start, so this must be your idea of payback time, eh, Loons.

Don’t be too anxious folks – they’re not all of the speeches…



There’s the odd snap of our fave peeps (like Babs, Brenno & Soph), though not one of you and James, Luna…? Ah well.

Check out the scene here.

Late press: we’ve added the missing link – more snaps from Luna.

The Rach and Megsie show…

The Gang hit Sydders last week for a round of studio visits with Rachel (for the BVRG’s March 2010 contemporary painting show, featuring the work of Sydney biggies Euan McLeod, Ann Thompson and Idris Murphy.) It was fast and furious, and way way interesting – and what a lovely group of peeps those painters are!! (We’re gunna have to come up with a suitable nickname for painters, eh?  Something along the lines of yer classic  muddies and fluffies, etcetera. All suggestions welcome. Daubies?…Turpsies?…)

First stop was Euan’s studio, which provided the additional excitement of a Campbell Robertson-Swann Neddie in the garden. The Gang was in heaven…







And then we were off to King Street Gallery to catch up with Idris, who’d very kindly taken time out from the frazzled lead up to his survey show, which was opening That Very Night at the Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Art Centre…




(above) Ann, Randi and Rach, (below) Idris with an aficionado




After lunch it was off to Ann’s studio, via Australian Galleries…






We were on a mission, selecting work for the upcoming show – which is going to be a total cracker.

And then, on the way home, we fortuitously passed just the place the Gang had been hanging out to clock – the Paddington Reservoir Park…








Now, how wunderbar is that!!

More snaps here.

Ranamok 2009…

Last night was the opening and announcement of the Ranamok winner 2009, which completely fell off the Gang’s radar this year (too many other excitements vying for our attention au moment.)









Looks like lots of big hitters have condescended to go back in the comp this year –  it’ll be trés interesting to see who takes it out.

Klausie, Luna and Babs have promised to take some snaps for us – so between them, with any luck, we can bring you a taste of proceedings at least…

Meanwhile you can check out the finalists here.

Jas, Workshopped…

Omigawd – here’s another one that nearly got past us…


TUBA-Jas-Hugonnet-2009-View TUBA-Jas-Hugonnet-2009-3-l



Jas’s fabulous light in Workshopped 09.  

It’s called Tuba 2009 (Polypropylene, 230mm x 450mm, 8w globe), retails at $120 and comes flat packed in a tube or assembled (contact Jas at Jas Hugonnet Gallery, online)

Congrats Jas – we love it, big time.

Meanwhile you can check out the Workshopped gig here.