This month’s excitement at the BVRG…

21 04 2010

Darlings! It’s been all systems go at the Bega Valley Regional Gallery with Three Sydney Artists: Let Loose in the Landscape.

 

Featuring the work of Ann Thomson, Euan Macleod and Idris Murphy, it was a contemporary painter’s quasi abstract wet-dream (by all credible accounts.)

[Nothing like a departure from the chocolate box to send a swoon through the daubing cognescenti, eh? n(Ed)]

Anyhoo, it was a damn fine show – augmented by an Artist’s Soiree…

…and a fabulous Artist Camp out at Penders for the lucky 15 participants who scrambled to the phone and signed up immediately the weekend event was announced (as for the waiting list, we gave up counting once it got over 50!)

Highlight of the evening was Patrick’s fabulous solo performance of Paella…

 

and then Day 2 delivered more of the same…

A great time was had by all – even the chief cook and bottle washer.

Special thanks to Marr Grounds for arranging such perfectly splendid weather.

More snaps here, and more to come (in time…)





Wotzup?…

21 04 2010

Don’t stress if you miss the openings – there’s plenty of life left in them thar beasties…

and…





Back to some Art…

19 04 2010

Before our trip to Melbourne (and last weekend’s Artist Camp at Penders – all of which is yet to be posted…) we swung by the Merimbula & District Arts Group show, held every Easter at Twyford Hall. Thought we’d bring you the pick of the pops…

(above) The winning work, Diane Della Vergin’s I told Santa I didn’t want a bike

 

                          Kathryn Hede’s Life in Black and White, gouache

                                           Alicia Connolly’s Red Boat II, acrylic

and…

Tom Bosman, West of Mt Tamborine, oil.





Call home ET………

19 04 2010

The Gang’s been off the radar big time for a week – we had to do a dash to Melbs to spend some time with Sammy Jo before she took off for Burma. All trés excitement/very last minute/out of the blue – so we didn’t do anything even faintly arty; it was entirely SJ focused, ‘cos goodness knows when we’ll see her again.

Anyhoo, between the rounds of innoculations and shopping (for pragmatic essentials, yadda yadda) we did manage a snap of our fave elevator in Melbourne, at the old Athenaeum Club…

Too, too gorgey for words…

Mind you, it’s a wing and a prayer jobbie. Granny got stuck once.

Bon Voyage and lotsa love, Sammy Jo….

…the next time we see you, with any luck, it will be up the Irrawaddy.





Great antidote to a crap day at work…

7 04 2010

What a great way to blow away the crappie-day-blues. Thanks Nige and Zoe – I feel so much better now.





Bucolic fare…

6 04 2010

The Gang gave the camera a rest over Easter (if only to save the attendant hours of editing) and just took a few to capture the general laid-back tenor of proceedings…

On our way back from Wapengo on Saturday, Ging and the Gang happened across some classic Candelo tractor action…

So Strine.

And then on Sunday there was nothing for it but eatin’ and drinkin’, and happy family schnapps at the end of the day…

Franz, Daga, Minnie, Artus, Mitzi and Harijs wind up Easter Sunday on main street Wyndham. Prosit!

And happy birthday Min.

We spent the rest of the time reading and swimming – and swearing off chocolate.





A Yankee POV…

6 04 2010

Spike sent these through a little while ago: work made by SCA’s visiting artist Joseph Cavalieri during his Aussie residency…

Joseph Cavalieri, The Kangaroo That Ate Sydney.

 

and…

Joseph Cavalieri, The Twenty Faces of Tony Abbot

 

What a pity Joseph’s residency finished before the shameless Ironman performance – The Two Brass Balls of Tony Abbott would have been a winner, we reckon. (In reference to brass monkeys, that is – not in the admirable or courageous sense.)