Posted on July 9, 2014

Just because the kids are in tow, does not mean we cannot go to the darker corners of contemporary art. Sure, they gave me a bit of a warning at Douglas Gordon at ACCA, but the boys were captivated by his snake charmers, scorpions and elephant’s eye. Paola Pivi’s colourful polar bears were pretty tame in comparison but at Ian Potter NGV, David McDiarmid’s 80’s sex and Aids pop prints required a bit of hasty explanation/distraction/negotiation. At AGNSW, we did a Reko Rennie workshop inspired by a huge new commission. I liked the Grayson Perry tapestry the best, or maybe the Yinka Shonibare. The animations by Japanese artist, Tabaimo at MCA were beautifully tranquilising for the kids at the end of a long, school holiday week and some of the work in Volume One, upstairs, was work I feel very privileged to have seen. A good week for art.

Posted in: Visual Art