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Sculpture by the Sea – Bondi 2014

If you’re new to Sculpture by the Sea – it’s well worth a look-see if you’re visiting Sydney. It’s held every October/November along the gorgeous Bondi – Tamarama coastal walk. The natural beauty of the coastline is majestic in itself, but then with the addition of large-scale pieces of sculptural art – just wow! Small…

November 3, 2014
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Louise Saxton Embroiders Birds

Is there anything more beautiful than a beautiful, beautiful flamingo, flying across in front of a beautiful sunset? And he’s carrying a beautiful rose in his beak, and also he’s carrying a very beautiful painting with his feet. And also, you’re drunk. (Jack Handy) I can only imagine the hours and painstaking hours of…

November 7, 2013
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I’ve Got a Thing For Pukeko

Like most Kiwis, I have a bit of a thing for the Pukeko. With its distinctive bright blue colouring and bright red beak, it is always easy to see against the green of the New Zealand wetland. Also known as the New Zealand Swamp Hen, the Pukeko is a member of the rail family, and it is similar to…

October 25, 2013
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Lucy Gauntlett’s ‘Sweet As’ Mixed Media Art

New Zealand is not a small country but a large village.(Peter Jackson) In New Zealand, the ownership or use of a bach (or, ‘crib’ if you hail from the South Island) is almost part of our cultural heritage. And, for the initiated, a bach is an unassuming, sometimes even rustic, holiday home.   My parents…

October 21, 2013
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Peter Lange Creates Trompe L’oeil Brick Sculpture

Sculpture is the art of the hole and the lump. (Auguste Rodin) So, this year’s Sculpture by the Sea at Bondi is almost upon us. It’s one of those fab’ public exhibitions that Sydney does so well. I look forward to it every year. The Jacaranda are flowering here in Sydney and it feels like summer is…

October 17, 2013
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Julian Wolkenstein Horses Around…

A horse is a thing of beauty… none will tire of looking at him as long as he displays himself in his splendour. (Xenophon) Sometimes, I’m a little behind the eight ball. Sometimes, it takes me a while to catch on. Clearly. This is one of those times… I was having a mooch around…

October 12, 2013
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Helena Leslie Quilts in Watercolour…

I am quite drawn to Helena Leslie’s current exhibition at the very funky Brenda May Gallery in Danks Street. Drawing inspiration from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s asteroids in ‘The Little Prince’, Helena has created a series of works which draw on her interest in personal histories that have been discarded and forgotten – things like photographs and printed matter;…

June 5, 2013
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