Tour de Force: last stop…



The week before Xmas Megsie went to Darwin to give floortalks at the opening of Tour de Force: in case of emergency break glass at the Museum and Gallery of the Northern Territory. What a sad/happy trip it was, this being the finale of a project that started gestation in early 2008 (and initial chat even earlier.)

The peeps at MAGNT used the occasion to bring out their own collection of glass, which though not extensive is still pretty representational. This complementary exhibition, Handle With Care, laid a nicely weighted contextual intro to Tour de Force itself (even the juxtapositioning of titles fitted the philosophic bill.)


gallery 2


Loads of thanks to Exhibition Manager Nat for all her hard work and commitment and to all the staff at MAGNT who made the visit so easy and enjoyable. What a gorgeous outlook the gallery has for sunset openings – perfeck.

Loved Darwin (no hotter than Burma) – think we might have to go back.


laksa brekky at the Parap Market

laksa brekky at the Parap Market

g&t at the yacht club at sunset

g&t at the yacht club at sunset (oops, forgot to take The Poo)


Megsie’s tourist snappies here.

Tour de Force: Noosa…

Last week the Gang airport hopped to Noosa for the latest installment of Tour de Force, and we’re pleased to report that the Noosa Regional Gallery did the artists proud. Great job all round and Trish’s sensitive work was even afforded a small gallery of its own– oh, how marvellous it is when curators ‘get it’.


The show was well received by the punters and it was particularly cool to see Neil’s work hanging back in the very gallery that had given it gestation (during an artist-in-residency in 1998)

Megsie was guest speaker for the opening night and gave an additional powerpoint/floor talk the following day. And while the trip was essentially work-and-no-play, she did manage a glass of sauvignon blanc at the marina adjacent to the Gallery during the hour interlude between plane hopping home. Noice.

More snaps here.

Moore Tom…

Tom’s been doing some quality gaol time with the Gang this week, in between sharing his vision of life, birds, glass and the universe with the good peeps of the Bega Valley…

It’s been one long round of floortalks…

and drawing workshops…

…with plenty of quality fun had by all…

Such a hoot.

More snaps here.