The ‘Construct: Sculpture in the house’ opening…

29 03 2009


(above) Klaus and Megsie with artists Bob Georgeson, Mariana del Castillo and Alex Asch.

Last Friday night was the opening of Construct: Sculpture in the house at the Bega Regional Gallery, and what a great show [even if we do say so ourselves!! n(Ed)] This was Megsie’s first curatorial outing in the Gallery (she’d inherited an almost  fully booked 2 year program with the job – but happily there’s the odd blank for her to play with, and this is the first…) 

The exhibition is an Eden-Monaro special, featuring the work of Queanbeyan artists Mariana del Castillo and Alex Asch, and Bermagui artist and winner of the recent SEMAG show, Bob Georgeson. We’ll bring you the show proper, with the curatorial overview, shortly. But for now, sit back and enjoy a bird’s eye view of the social rounds.

More snaps here.

This Friday at the Bega Regional Gallery…

24 03 2009


Alex Asch, ‘Land’s End’…

12 11 2008


Alex Asch, Land’s End



Darlings!! Jas has just sent through these gorgeous snaps from one of our fave men about town, Alex Asch. Yes, it was Sculpture By The Sea time again in Sydney, and above is Alex’s contribution to SXS 2008. Too good. He also had the three smaller pieces (below) in the Taramara and Bondi Pavilion.


                  alex-at-bondi1      alex-inside-at-bondi1      alex-at-tamarama 

                 (click to enlarge)

Gotta love that work. The exciting news is that he’s been invited to participate in Sculpture on the Sea in Denmark – more news about that on the SXS website. And, of course, you can see more of Alex’s work at Jas Hugonnet Gallery.

We’ve been meaning to do a studio profile of Alex (and Mariana, too, though seperately) for some time now…we’ll get around to it as soon as…

Alex Asch at Jas Hugonnet Gallery…

21 08 2008


                  Alex Asch, the retired icon, 2008.


The mystery of  ‘Where the hell’s Alex?’ has finally been solved. He’s been holed up in his studio whipping up the fabulous new body of collage work that’s being launched today on Jas Hugonnet’s super cool cyber gallery.

We particularly liked the budha bandit (no prizes for guessing why), the surfer boy, the shirt lifter and the muslim, but the whole series is gorgey/fun/perceptive.

Meanwhile we hope this means Alex’ll be out doing the rounds of the arts traps again – although he does still have a lot on his plate we hear, including the upcoming Sculpture By the Sea…

Sculpture unbound – Weereewa: A festival of Lake George…

14 04 2008

(above) Marianna del Castillo, Memoria 2008

(above) Alex Asch, Feral Gaze 2008

(above) Clare Martin, Level 2008

Jas Hugonnet (and Gilly, Max and Jack!)  walked the Shoreline Sculpture Trail across Lake George on the weekend and sent us some snaps to share. What an incredible gift Lake George is, for sight specific work!! What a great concept! What a bummer we didn’t go up and experience it, in the extended round, for ourselves! Ah well, we definitely  won’t miss out next year… 

The event, co-ordinated by Tony Steel, invited proposals from artists in all media – with a brief, obviously, to respond to the unique environment of Lake George. (So vast and eerie, says Jas. You betcha!!) How absolutely breath-catchingly fabulous.

Makes you re-think the whole civic/public art program scenario though. Does shoving a permanent hodgepodge of sculpture on pavements and street corners really constitute aesthetic enlightenment? Rarely, wethinks.

Give us fresh and immediate events like the Shoreline Sculpture Trail and Domain any day. With a spontaneous relevancy that unerringly connects and uplifts…

For more info regarding the Weereewa Festival and the Sculpture Trail, go to…

Alex installed at Wyndham…

13 01 2008


The Gang’s very excited; Pa finally got around to installing Alex Asch’s Urban Gothic (we couldn’t nag him too much before now – he is on holiday, after all…)

Ain’t it a dandy!!

Sculpture By the Sea…

14 11 2007


(top, l-r) Max & Jack with Alex Asch’s piece; Alex Kosmas, Silent Escape; and Campbell Robertson Swann, The overture and the underscore. (above) Alex Asch, Salt Box.

While Jas was up in Sydders for his wedding anniversary (the big 10, congratulations guys!!) he naturally swung by Sculpture By The Sea to check out Alex Asch’s piece – which we were keen to have a snap of, in situ. Alex had been telling us about the huge seas that had been battering it (now that would have been a great shot!!) All too fabulously biblical, darlings. Anyhoo, we love the piece (of course!

Jas also threw in a couple of his other faves from this years line up; the works by Alex Kosmas and Campbell Robertson Swann. Wunderbar.

Incidently, Jas has only just recently launched Jas Hugonnet Gallery, an exciting new ‘virtual’ venture that we wish him all the best with (we’ve already added it to our ‘favourites’ list, Jas.) Alex Asch is just one of his artists. So keep an eye on that at…