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Please explain?

Please explain?

I used to visit the Art Gallery of South Australia quite regularly before attending uni lectures as I find the place soothing, for the most part.  I like the high ceilings and the resounding echo for every click of my high heels as I walk through.  I like that it’s always cool on a hot day … Continue reading

Mistral Art

Mistral Art

I recently went to the launch of Mistral Art’s solo exhibition – Kymatica.  The exhibition is about dark and light, love and hate, yin and yang – it’s about balance and equality.  It’s about having to experience the negative to appreciate the positive.  It’s about accepting that we all have opposing elements within us. Mistral Art, aka … Continue reading

Something I Loathe

Something I Loathe

This picture haunts me.  It has been hung in my workplace for as long as I’ve been here (too freakin’ long!) and I’ve always found it unsettling.  One day it disappeared and I was like “phew, the visual assault on my eyeballs is over”. Then, recently, I arrived at one of our funky satellite offices (ok, … Continue reading

Picasso vs Mr Squiggle

Picasso vs Mr Squiggle

When I think of famous artists, Picasso was the first name that popped into my head.  So what’s so good about this Spanish fella and his art? He apparently produced around 22,000 works of out in various mediums throughout his 93 years on the planet – impressive huh?  Now that’s a challenge – hmmm I wonder … Continue reading

Skin Deep

Skin Deep

Emma Hack is one of my favourite artists.  I got to meet her back in about 2000, before her “rise to fame”, when I visited her house with my friend who was getting his make up done for his first appearance as a drag queen.  I doubt she’d remember but she made a lasting impression on me. At … Continue reading

Close to Home – Australian Indigenous Art

Close to Home – Australian Indigenous Art

Being an Aussie I thought I’d start close to home. WARNING:  Fellow Aussies, educated art addicts and the politically correct may find the following “cringe-worthy”… I will freely admit that I don’t know too much about Aboriginal art or the culture it comes from.  When I think of Aboriginal art the first thing that springs … Continue reading

Genetic Influence

Genetic Influence

As mentioned in the ‘About‘ page, my introduction to art came from my Pa.  As a youngster I loved his paintings because he was my Pa and I was his favourite grand-daughter.  (I should mention I was his only grand-daughter!) I recall sneaking into his studio on many occasions when I was little.  I’d wander … Continue reading