from the Conversation
Clive James on death, dragons and writing in the home stretch
One wonders how Clive James would react to the realities of attitudes within Australia today. His illnesses have restricted him to staying close to his hospital which has meant he will not be coming home for a last visit. Therefore he has to revisit Australia through his memories.
Eureka Henrich has provided a piece on Clive’s presentation at the Australia and New Zealand Festival of Literature & Arts at King’s College London. His appearance there surprised everyone simply as his illnesses are so restricting to his travel. Click here for the piece.
YouTube presentation – The Olympic Park: a Landscape Legacy
a presentation put online by the UK Landscape Institute. Enjoy!
Art in Public Places
Comment on altering a piece of public art
The ANU has wonderful array of public art throughout their very nice campus.
One of my favourite pieces has been surrounded by fence.
I visited the site today and walked around and pondered:
Why the fence? Its presence just did not make sense.
Let me know if you can throw any light on this mystery.
Paul Costigan, October 2013
Adrienne Doig at Martin Browne Contemporary
September – October 2013
I was introduced to Adrienne’s current work when visiting the 2013 contemporary art fair in Sydney in September.
I was intrigued. Her use of eBay purchased embroided patchwork struck a chord and I was hoping to see more soon.
The next day we were wandering over to see another exhibition when we realised we were near to Martin Browne Contemporary and took the chance to see if her work was on exhibition. It was and I was again very interested. Continue reading Splendid