Saturday, March 27, 2010

White Rabbit

Dong Yuan
(sorry I didn't note the title)
Thursday night, saw a friend and I taking advantage of extended opening hours of various galleries for art month. We had intentions to see more, but only ended up browsing through the fantastic White Rabbit space. A few people had described it to me before I went, and every single one of them had used the word "amazing" to describe it. I was not led astray, it is an amazing collection, an amazing concept, an amazing physical space. Everything about it makes you want to linger. Including, I believe their teahouse which wasn't open for tea drinking when we were there.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


I've been feeling very yucky with the bad in fact, it could almost be a girly version of man-flu. I've found myself whining randomly and groaning in a pathetic manner. I've been hitting the Eucalyptus oil hard, so much so that I think the excessive aroma is getting me spare seats next to my person on public transport.

Saturday, March 20, 2010


Look at this beauty, our very first home grown strawberry. It tasted so so amazingly great, just incredibly rich and sweet. it had an intensity of flavour that is so lacking from supermarket varieties. I hope it bodes well for the creation of our new vegie patch that should be up and running in a couple of weeks.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Art Express


Persons of Perception; Avoid Things Coloured Red; One and Five Pencils; A Bunch of Paintings Containing Lessons for the Future - detail view
Tal Chodos - Mariah College

Today at work, instead of having our Monday morning meeting in the office. We went out to see Art Express instead (yes, I do have a cool job thank you very much!). I've been a bit of a regular attendee of the show over the years, from my hopeful visits in year 9, 10 and 11. To my more bitter visit post year 12 when my work didn't make the grade! ; )
Untitled (Dialogue with Average Significance)  - detail view
Tara Rose Gurisik - Wyndham College

Joshua Warren - Barrenjoey High School
This year I was quite blown away by the standard of work. To be honest, a lot of years I've been, there's been a lot of coverage given to some, well, to be honest, quite derivative artworks. (you know, Bill Henson lookalikes etc). Or, they've stuffed it full of too many pieces, all crammed into a small space.
Belinda Bortolin - Terrigal High

Precious Cargo
Cassandra Simonetti - Santa Sabina College

This year, it is relatively sparsely hung, and overall the standard of work was exceptionally high, and really original....then I started to look closer at the school names where the students were from. It seemed to me to be a massive representation from some of the top private schools in the state (mainly Sydney). Knox, Ascham, Queenwood etc. While not taking away from the achievements of these students, I can't help but wonder whether these entries were hung because of their gallery-standard presentation that these students could afford to do...? Is that a terrible thing to wonder?

Work in progress - finished!

Here's the finished product of the painting I posted recently from Rozelle. Would I be the only one that would attempt to post my mail in this meter box?