Some Brizvegas press coverage of TdF…

18 02 2010

For everyone living south of the cyclone belt, Kirsten’s just sent through yesterday’s edition of the Brisbane News (Phil Brown’s Art Beat)…

This coming Saturday at gallery bodella…

17 02 2010

By Gad!!

17 02 2010


National Architecture Awards go on show

An exhibition of all winning entries to the 2009 National Architecture Awards has opened in Canberra, reaffirming the undiminished quality of work by both established and younger architects across Australia.

The Australian Gallery of Design (GAD) in Canberra is showcasing all winning works and hosting an opening night on Thursday 18 February, with many of the award winners expected to attend.

The awards are the country’s most prestigious annual architecture prizes. A total of 32 awards and commendations across 12 categories were awarded to projects in Queensland, Victoria, Tasmania, the ACT, NSW, Western Australia, South Australia, the United Arab Emirates and the United States.

Jury Chair and award-winning architect Howard Tanner said: “2009 represented a strong year for architecture, with new benchmarks set in a number of key categories – such as commercial architecture. In public architecture, educational projects were also outstanding, with many Australian universities now comprehending the need for world class facilities to attract students.”

Opening night: National Architecture Awards on Exhibition

Where: Australian Gallery of Design (GAD), 44 Parkes Pl, Parkes ACT

When: Thursday 18 February 2010, 5.30pm – 8pm.

Media are invited to attend. For photo opportunities of the works, please contact GAD Gallery Manager Jas Hugonnet on 0417 235 916.

To view projects, by category, please follow the links:

The exhibition is being held thanks to Principal Corporate Partner BlueScope Steel.

Contact: Margot Paul National Media/PR Advisor  0402 669 463

The Australian Institute of Architects is the peak body for the architectural profession, representing more than 9800 members across Australia and overseas. The Institute actively works to improve the quality of our built environment by promoting quality, responsible and sustainable design. Visit the Institute for more information –

Official view…

17 02 2010

Thanks to La Gropp for the scoop…

Jaysus H Christ….

16 02 2010

Exactly our point. The following came around in the form of an email from the AGDA

Yoiks!! Can’t we move on?

Tour de Force: the opening…

16 02 2010

Last Thursday was the Brisvegas opening of Tour de Force: in case of emergency break glass (curated for artisan by Megsie and featuring the über stellar cast of Timothy Horn, Nicholas Folland, Deb Jones, Ian Mowbray, Jacqueline Gropp, Neil Roberts, Tom Moore and Trish Roan.) And the Gang ended up having a seriously fabbo night, thanks particularly to the support of the ever staunch and empathetic faithful.

On hand were The Debster (Leader of the Free Glass World) with the lovely Joe, Margie and Ray, accompanied by Trishie, Blanchie and La Gropp. So we had plenty of flank to watch our collective back (always a plus in unknown territory) and Shellsey, who just happened to be showing in The Crucible at the same time – what glorious synchronicity!! So it was totally happy happy joy joy. Bloody Marvellous.

Anyhoo we started off with drinkies…toddled off to the opening (where the honours were done by none other than Julie Ewington)…and then we hit a cool Spanish joint for tapas and copious cocktails. Noice.

Snaps here.

Lots and lots more g(l)oss to come…

The incomparable Ritch…

16 02 2010

Schveeties, we’ve been very slack about alerting you to darling Ritchie’s blog, the red table.

It’s all about having a seriously good and charitable time…

Whack it in your favourites and jump on board.


just in from Ritch – there’s a typo in the date, it should read the 28th (so don’t turn up on the 29th!!)