Last week saw the usual PMS (pre-manic-show) syndrome that grips us monthly at BVRG – that relentless lead up to every opening (it’s always fraught; too much to do, too little time, too few hands.) But of course we managed as always to pull it together in time to wander down at 5pm on the Friday for the opening of Kim Falkenmire’s new show, Of Landscape and Memory, at Spiral – there to do a quick round of drinkies, snaps and chatter before belting back to the Regional to set up the refreshments for our own opening at six.
(Kim’s show was officially opened by last year’s winner of the Bega Art Awards, Craig Cameron, above right)
Anyhoo, having attended to the requisite social observances, Rach and the Gang beat a swift retreat back to the BVRG only to get so involved with the ensuing meet’n’greet’n barkeepin’ & speechifyin’ session of our own that it wasn’t until over breakfast the next morning that we suddenly realised we’d completely forgotten to take any more pictures of the evening (and to compound the matter, we’d left the camera on the desk at work…)
Total bummer, dudes. Unbelievable. So we’ve missed bringing you the excitement of the opening of Rose Montebello and Gabrielle Powell’s show, Women’s work, entirely.
Ah, doesn’t matter – we’ll sort out a pictorial sweep soonish, and Rose will be back in town on November 11 for the Arts Café. So all is not completely lost…
And besides, it’s incontrovertible proof that we always put the promo of others before our own – bugger, bum. Must be old Granny Lucas’s Presbyterian influence. Might have to review the practice!!