Shameless pride…

21 11 2012

 

La Groppa just sent through the portal to the catalogue for the ANU School of Art’s Graduating Exhibition 2012.

Serious excitements here at the Hideout – bubba does good…!!!

 





The Grad season: opening salvo….

20 11 2012

Well, it’s now officially on; Grad Season 2012. And first cab off the rank (in our orbit, anyways) was the Bega Valley Regional Gallery with the HSC  Visual Arts Students from Eden Marine High, Bega High and Lumen Christi, augmented by the graduating class (ceramics) from the Illawarra TAFE.

Great turnout for the opening – and the big excitement of the evening was Dr David Sequeira, who kindly did the honours of launching this latest wave of regeneration across our artistically fecund(!) corner of NSW…

 

 

He held the crowd in utter thrall – which was, of course, precisely why Megsie asked him to open the show…

 

 

Everybody loved him.

Meanwhile there’s some seriously classy work in this exhibition, from Shannon Reynold’s Ideal Reality (Lumen Christi)

 

 

(which picked up the Bega Valley Art and Craft Society’s Linda Deighton Youth Encouragement Award) to Harrison Balodis’s astonishing Ring-a ring a Rosie, We all fall down (Eden Marine High)…

 

 

And how fabulous to see the craft scene thriving – just get a load of this sweet occasional table (North Queensland Red Carabeen) from Eden Marine High student Grover Gillespie…

 

 

…and this amazing slide guitar…

 

 

…which maker Kane Gardayer (also from Eden Marine High) will be taking to his audition at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in a couple of weeks.

And then there’s Argentinian Ernesto San Juan’s gorgeous stoneware…

 

 

Too cute for words.

The future of the local arts community clearly augurs well. More highlights here.

Get in quick though, folks – it’s only up until the 8th December.

And then hold on to your hats – next week is the EASS Patrons Day/Grad Show at the ANU School of Art…whacko the diddlee…oh oh.





Vale Neddy…

11 11 2012

 

Here we are again – the 11th of the 11th; the day they hung our Ned.

[…and yes, of course, Rememberance Day – but that just adds to the poignancy.  n(Ed)]

Eternal love, Neddy, you’re the man.

 





The race that stops the Nation…

7 11 2012

We’re ashamed to have to report that we actually worked this year (it was Moruya’s turn to host the local trackside meet) but all was not completely lost – there’s always the office sweepstakes, in every workplace across this equine loving nation…

 

 

Megsie had five horses in as many sweeps; including Ethiopia, Dunaden (twice), Zabeelionaire and Lights of Heaven…

 

 

…none of which made any great show in the end. Ah, doesn’t matter.

Highlight of the day surely had to be the uber-excited pronouncement by the commentator – ‘Camilla is in the mounting yard!!‘ [We’re still wetting ourselves over that one. n(Ed)]

 

 

And then they were off…

 

 

Hats rooled,of course…

 

 

Fabulous.

And so another Cup Day bites the dust. God love ’em, eh.





Kultcha-cha…

5 11 2012

The weekend brought good weather at last – an opportunity to put the roof down for this week’s cultural c-c-coastal roadshow. Main highlight was Tom Bosman at Ivy Hill…

 

 

We love his geometric abstraction big time. For this exhibition he’s had a bet each way (to appease/appeal to the ultra conservative local market, we’re presuming), so some of the work is a hybrid of conventional landscape with an abstracted fringe. We get the whyfores. But for ours, the more the abstraction the better we like it. There’s certainly plenty to lust after – well worth the drive, dust off your wallets.

Lots of our fave lovelies turned out for the gig…

 

 

 

[Work in the background here, btw, is Anneke Van Tholen’s…just in case you thought Tom had had a style swing! n(Ed)]

 

 

…plus it was a chance to catch up with Edward Willson and his new work…

 

 

Bonus.

The Gang’s big Sunday treat was Brunchalicious at the Eden Whale Festival. Glorious day, all the requisite elements: coffee, food, good company, sea, boats, old cars(!)…

 

 

We made like tourists – and it was good.





From Jas…

3 11 2012

Emma Beer

she likes yellow

now showing

 

jas hugonnet gallery www.hugonnet.com.au

To arrange an appointment to view or for media images, please call 0417 235 916

or contact the gallery via the website.

image: Emma Beer naughty forty and now 2012 acrylic and oil on canvas  62 x 49 cm





From the Leader of The Free Glass World…

3 11 2012

We’ve had a lovely newsy update on Gate 8 from the Debster,  plus all sorts of other eyeball candy.

First up, the blocked-up rotten windows on the west side have been replaced – flooding the front space with lotsa natural light (they’ll need blinds now, she reckons!!)

 

 

Noice.

And even more exciting is the installation of the Neil Roberts neon Tribute to whom tribute, which they were gifted recently. What a score!! One of the letters had been broken and when she moseyed down the road to see if a local neon place could repair it, she found Pat – the very bloke who’d actually made a lot of Neil’s neon pieces. What are the odds? Too good. The work now graces the Gate 8 coldshop…

 

 

Fair dinkum, it just doesn’t get better than that.

Though their latest acquisition is definitely in the paddock; Reni Pichert’s double miracle, red wine stain on carpet…

 

 

[Jaysus, that’s fantastic. n(Ed)] Very tasty.

And last but not least, the latest domestic design by Deb Jones and Andrew Bartlett; bedhead biz…

 

 

…comes with optional side-tables. Loving it.

Thanks Debster, feels like we’ve been for a visit – only thing missing was an hour or two in the garden with a bevie.