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Basil Sellers Art Prize

September 17, 2014

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What better than a bit of art and sport of an Australian weekend. The Ian Potter Art Museum’s Basil Seller’s prize is a bit of an annual destination as it always puts together a classy take on our national obsessions. Sport that is. Not art. I loved the work that took the least obvious stance- […]

Spring 1883

August 16, 2014

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On Saturday, after the intensity of the deperation tinged networking and abject mingling of the art fair, it was great to get away solo and really look at some art. I went to ACCA to see Optical Mix and Scott Capurro’s Slave, and then to the might alternative fair at The Windsor Hotel. I underestimated […]

Hill House, Denton residence

August 15, 2014

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http://architectureau.com/articles/view-hill-house/   I was extremely lucky to be invited to the MAF associated reception at the Yarra Valley home of architect John Denton (of Denton, Corker, Marshall fame). Just a few minutes drive from Tarrawarra Gallery, this weekender is a breath-taking intervention into the valley, visible on the ridge from afar and even on approach […]

Tarrawarra Biennial

August 14, 2014

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Again, in association with MAF, I traveled up to Tarrawarra for the opening of the Biennial. All the artists were present, as well as curators, Djon Mundine and Natalie King. It was a glittering occassion with bright blue skies framing the green Yarra Valley landscapes and contrasting the all in black art mavens clack-clacking up […]

Melbourne Art Fair lectures and forums

August 14, 2014

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Thank goodness for the lectures curated by curated by Nikos Papastergiadis, Professor at the School of Culture and Communication and Director of the Research Unit in Public Cultures at the University of Melbourne. When the Art Fair was getting too much, it was really inspiring to trot over the road to Melbourne Museum and listen […]

Melbourne Art Fair

August 13, 2014

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In my brave new role, I am to venture professionally into the visual arts, rather than meander around there off duty. Not sure this is a healthy development…especially not sure after the exertions of MAF Vernissage where the flamboyant masses of the Australian art world gathered to quaff champers, air kiss and eye off each […]

Pearl Lam at NGV

August 12, 2014

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I was very inspired to attend the talk with Hong Kong gallerist, Pearl Lam at the NGV to launch Melbourne Art Fair. I was really impressed by the light, playful and ironic tone of this event, and the way in which big ideas and profound insights were delivered sparingly and with real integrity. If this is any […]