John Olsen is an Australian artist. Born in Newcastle in the 1920s, he should be well into his nineties by now. Olsen’s work, Five Bells, was the first piece of artwork my son recognised and tried to explain to me when we visited the Art Gallery of New South Wales. He was six years old […]
Spotted Peter Drew‘s work plastered on a wall near Chinatown. Nice to see it up there. Even after a few years since his work started going up. Still provoking us to question what it means to be Australian. For Debbie’s Six Word Saturday.
I went to a combined public school music concert last week. Our son was playing the cello this time. Not the double bass. At the final day of rehearsal, our boy forgot to take his instrument to school. He said he had to sit there and just listen. We were both a little nervous on […]
Sometimes you just need to stick your tongue out and flash a peace sign! Loving her long pink hair too. For Debbie’s Six Word Saturday.
This is the winner of this year’s national portrait prize, the Archibald. Painted by Tony Costa, it is an ordinary image of a woman, contemporary artist Lindy Lee, mediating. It is unusual because it is the first time a painting with an Asian subject has won the prize since it began in 1921. Via the […]
Met this little man at the art gallery. He was hanging on a big white wall. Via the Daily Post Photo Challenge #56: Contrast
It was a long flight. I can always tell by the number of inflight movies I end up watching before we touch down. This was about a three movie and one documentary trip. We spent a wonderful week in Hawaii with my parents and my brother’s family. The sky was blue. The sea was warm. […]
Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe I would love to see one exquisite picture every day. But more often than not, every other day… week… or month, will have to do. […]
It was brilliant. Beautiful. Fascinating. We could have spent the entire day there and more. For Debbie’s Six Word Saturday
I took him to the 19th Sydney Biennale. He was seven years old. Me: There’s a wall full of nudes here sweetheart. They’re beautiful but I’m not sure how you’d… Son: It’s ok mum. I know not to laugh. I take our boy to the Art Gallery of NSW often. He used to love spending […]
My blog post, Jacaranda Season, was published recently in an anthology. A project of the bookstore and social enterprise LOST IN BOOKS, the journal collected works from 21 different local artists from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities, many in their heart language. It’s called Arrival. It is LOST IN BOOKS’ first publication. And according to Creative Director Jane Stratton, the […]
Him: Mum, give me your phone. Me: Why? Him: I want to take this shot. For Debbie’s Six Word Saturday!