Santa’s Here: Francis Bacon at AGNSW
There’s no need to wait until Christmas eve for the best of presents – it’s already here, at the Art Gallery of NSW (AGNSW), in the form of a small survey show of the work of that dark and conflicted painter, Francis Bacon. The paintings cover all periods of Bacon’s life, and they show clearly […]
APT Choices – Or Wide Of The Mark?
Recently APT7 – the seventh Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art – opened at GOMA and the Queensland Art Gallery in Brisbane. Billed as a “forward-thinking approach to questions of geography, history and culture and how these questions are explored through the work of contemporary artists“, it features works by 75 artists from Australia and 26 […]
Losing My Fingertips – Again
I thought when I’d switched from working in marble to using epoxy, I’d left behind the bloodied fingertips. I was wrong. Yesterday, a telltale red-brown stain sullied the glorious whiteness of my newly-sanded epoxy cloud. Blood was there, because skin wasn’t. After half a day of not using gloves, my 36-grit sandpaper had done its […]
Clouding Over? Nah, The Sun’s Shining Again
Two days ago, I was just about ‘over’ making my big cloud. Today, I’m ready to go all-out to get it finished. So why the change? Last night my entry ‘Billow’ won third prize in the Border Art Prize 2012. ‘The Border” is open to all artists in the northeast NSW/southeast Queensland region, in all […]