Monday, September 29, 2008

Beautiful Melbourne

I spent today in beautiful Melbourne doing my favourite things and seeing my work ready to be hung at Anita traverso gallery. It's the first time I've seen all the work out together. It was rather overwhelming.

This morning I walked past one of my favorite shops Le Louvre in Collins Street. I've never been brave enoug to go in. It's soooo stylish.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Ah Spring

Its spring in my warm temperate/subtropical garden. I know I am meant to live in a cool temperate climate so I battle to grow inappropriate things. This is my triumph, my rhododendron. Please excuse the spider mite...nature will have its way.

Knitter Extraordinaire

My friend Chrys Zantis' exhibition opens at Artisan, Brunswick St., Fortitude Valley at 6pm Thursday 9 October. Don't miss it!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Damien Hirst

On the weekend some friends who had just come back from London bought the catalogue from Damien Hirst's recent auction at Sotheby's to breakfast. They had been to see the work and told me about seeing it in the flesh. I was blown away. I have always felt ambivalent about Hirst's work and finally decided if Sophie Calle (one of my favourite artists) wanted to collaborate with him he must be pretty good!

The catalogue is a tour de force but I was moved by the powerful body of work which looked at beauty, affluence, greed, addiction, mortality, human frailty, illness and more and more.......

I also heard that while Hirst is mega rich and plays with the art market he is also immensely generous and appreciative of those who work with him and support his practice.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

some days are more challenging than was one of those....but things turned out OK in the end so I thought that I would post one of Carl Warners images of my work. It should make a nice change from my amateur photography.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Portraits of the Unknown

If you are in Melbourne in October you are warmly invited to my exhibition at Anita Traverso Gallery

Great Artist Video

I have just received my very own copy of Third I Ceeing an Artist video by Uta Heidelauf  which i bought at the BARI festival.
It's great. See more of Uta's work on her website.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Tidy Studio

You may find it hard to believe but my studio looks tidy. I had to tidy up as I was showing work to visitors and also having work photographed before it goes to Melbourne. I now have this theory that if I have flowers here then I might keep it tidy. After a visit from the photographer I should have some really good images to post soon....stay tuned.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008