Glassie spotto…

28 12 2009

The Netster arrived late yesterday, bringing sunshine, Ruby and a goon of her own rhubarb moonshine. Perfeck.





How about this for Capital Hill…?

26 12 2009

Right up your alley, Jon…

Public art and useful….(and it might distract that Lake George mob…)





Christmas cheer…

25 12 2009

Happy xmas y’all – hope your day’s been deliciously bountiful.

…btw – we’re with Sean Diddy. It’s gorgeous.





Chandelier files: or, how the other’arf lives…

22 12 2009

Thanks to La Groppa for this link.

Hey Santa, we fancy the meudon interior…





Klaus alert…

20 12 2009

Anybody surfing the airways this coming week during Drive with Louise Maher on ABC Radio 666 Canberra can catch Bill Brown’s biographical feature on Klaus’s  illustriously long (and continuing) practice.

No specific time, but 666 Drive kicks off from 3pm…





Last weekend, four states or bust…

17 12 2009

Well, what can we tells ya? It was hardly a stately amble… 

Taking off from the blocks in Bega at post-work five, the Gang made it (just) to Nic Folland’s exhibition at CCAS in the ‘Berra, caught the sparrow’s fart to Melbs to see Ian on the Saturday, swung across to Adelaide on the Sunday for an audience with the Debster (Leader of the Free Glass World) and Tom and Nic (who had also by now returned to Adders), and then finally flew back – via Sydders – to the ‘Berra on the Tuesday where we caught up with the accountant (yeah, yeah, we hadn’t got around to our tax yet) before driving back to god’s-own-country on the eff-ess-coast-a-NSW. Totally relaxing, it was. We must be mad.

But we did manage a few quality moments (and some xmas shopping in the various airport choccy shops.)

Here’s yet another shot of Nic’s installation at CCAS (this time taken by us)…

..and of course we caught up with lots of lovely peeps…

…and even another Grad show, this time at UniSA…

(above) Cherie Redwood, Veil-d (study), pastels and graphite.

For a quick flick around the (random) same, go here.





From Jas…

17 12 2009

byrd

now showing

jas hugonnet galley www.hugonnet.com.au

 

media release and invitation

In my anecdotal marriage, byrd presents a new body of work in contrast to the transient nature of his street art. Crafted from old socks and cultural detritius he makes waste wanted and the potentially abject desirable. These tactile soft characters form a personal diary of ideas where the artist explores independence of character and the versatility of the handled object.

to arrange an appointment to view, please contact the gallery via the website

Image: with a crop of inextinguishable regrets (comes with the added luxury of disorientation) 550 x 90 x 200 mm. Other peoples socks, polyester fill.





We’re ba-a-ck…

15 12 2009

Highlights of the trip to follow…

Meanwhile, one for you, Nige: Team Nick.





Wow factor…

13 12 2009

We lifted this snap from the CCAS website – just too, too good to resist…

Nick Folland’s raft installation in their current show.

The Gang made it to opening night and will bring you the social rounds as soon as we return from our frenetic quickie to Melbourne and Adelaide.

Meanwhile if you’re in the ‘Berra, get on down to Gorman House – raft is spectacular in the flesh.





What’s emerging at the ANU…?

10 12 2009

The Gang hung a wheelie at the EASS Patron’s Day in the lead up to the ANU Graduate Show last week, and spotted some ripper work – most particularly Bernadette Foster’s in Glass…

(above) Bernie with one of her critters. There was some mindless muttering going on about her work being ‘too Tom Moore’ apparently, which does it a serious injustice. Yes, it’s whimsical, quirky and even cute – but it has an entirely different sensibility to Tom’s, notwithstanding that Bernie did do workshops with him and he gave her lots of technical advice (which is, after all, the most hallowed custom of the craft, n’est pas?) It’s certainly not derivative work by any stretch of the imagination. If you were casting around for a general description you might try Little Shop of Horrors crossed with Tom crossed with Tegan crossed with Pixar crossed with…You Get The Picture – but actually they’re just pure Bernie. Fresh. Current. Seriously cute. Cuddly even, which is bloody hard to achieve in glass.

Well done Bernie. She’s picked up an EEAS prize of an exhibition at the Bega Valley Regional Gallery in 2011. Perfect symmetry given that she’ll be moving down to Cobargo some time in the noo year.

It was rather nice to spend an hour or so mooching around the old fank – particularly at Grad Show time. Lots of quality gew gaws to see and fave peeps to catch up with…

…like Caren!! And Irene…

And Nige and Babs and Jo and Sal and Julie…and even lovely Michael from Wagga…most of whom we were so busy cheek pressing that we completely forgot to take snaps.

For a Gang’s eye squint, go here.

Our final treat was catching up, at long last, with Luna – just before she went into hozzie to have her gall-bladder whipped out…

 

Speedy recovery, darl.