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Matt Sesow in Australia – 19 Karen

matt sesow on gold coast

I’m just going to pretend that I haven’t stopped posting for a couple of months and continue on like all is normal. Actually it probably is normal for me to disappear for a couple of months ;-) Anyway, I was recently on holidays for a week on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia and saw the DC artist Matt Sesow showing at the 19 Karen gallery at Mermaid Beach! His wife Dana Ellyn and the Italian artist Agostino Iacurci were also showing work.Continue Reading

Edwin Kenjiro Gardiner Interiors

edwin gardiner exhibition

Edwin Kenjiro Gardiner will be showing at The Q Exhibition Space in Queanbeyan, Australia. It’s two separate exhibitions by the artist. ‘Price of Oil’ looks at more environmental and political issues while ‘Presence and Absence’ looks at human spaces and interiors. So the politics may make you mad, but the welcoming interiors will give you a space to think and relax. Lets look at some of Edwin’s interiors..Continue Reading

Chris Langlois Landscapes at Olsen Irwin

seascape painting by chris langlois

Weather Systems by Chris Langlois opens at the Olsen Irwin gallery in Sydney on the 20th of this month. I like his large realist works of the sea and clouds, they’re minimalist and make you ponder, just as the sea itself does. But I like his smaller, much looser landscape sketches much more. They’re so much more free and alive. I know which works would have been more fun to paint! Continue Reading

Victor Rubin Exhibition to Close Eva Breuer Gallery in Sydney

eva breuer gallery closes

Another art gallery in Sydney will close at the end of this month. After twenty years the Eva Breuer gallery will close its doors for the last time with an exhibition of works by Victor Rubin. Nicky McWilliam, the daughter of the late gallery founder says she no longer has the time required to run the business the way it should be. Coincidentally, Queen’s “Another one bites the dust” song just started playing on my iTunes shuffle!Continue Reading

Bound and Gagged Car Art

offensive ute art

The artwork on the back of a ute/pickup in Townsville, Australia is ruffling the feathers of a few concerned residents. The life like image of a blonde girl on the back tailgate of the vehicle creates the illusion that she is in the back of the car, bound and gagged, with a shovel leaning up against her. She’s obviously not having a rest after doing some gardening.Continue Reading

Gold Coast Holiday

gold coast holiday

I went missing last week. Found myself in a car, driving north for about 9 hours, and then I just bummed around for a week, doing nothing in particular. I didn’t see any art exhibitions as the Gold Coast in Queensland is more about sun, surf and sand. Nature put on an amazing show each day though as there was a thunderstorm pretty much every day I was there. Being on the 66th floor meant I had a front row seat to the storms.Continue Reading

George Stubbs Dingo and Kangaroo

george stubbs kangaroo

Historically significant George Stubbs paintings to stay in the UK. A retarded rat looking thing on two legs that’s supposed to be a kangaroo and a fox looking animal that’s supposed to be a dingo will no longer make their way to Australian shores after a campaign backed by British documentary maker David Attenborough saw the artworks slapped with an export ban. Continue Reading

Sydney Contemporary 13

sydney contemporary art fair

I should be heading down to Sydney this weekend as there’s the new and much talked about Sydney Contemporary art fair on, but I just couldn’t be bothered. I know.. what kind of an art blogger am I?! A poor one at the moment. It’s only a couple of hours drive but I usually like to stay in Sydney for the night to catch up with what’s on. Since I can’t afford to stay the night I’m not going. Rich country problems, huh? Continue Reading

Moran Prizes in Australia

doug moran art competition

Entries close on the 25th of this month for the Moran prizes in Australia. It’s one of the more popular art competitions around with a total of $300,000 up for grabs. The prizes include the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize and The Moran Contemporary Photographic Prizes. Painter Ben Quilty will be one of the judges for the portrait prize, so I’m thinking if you do painterly paintings you probably should enter.Continue Reading

Gina Rinehart Says Sell Government Art

australia's richest person

Australia’s richest person says the government should sell all its art and decor to pay for essential services. Gina Rinehart, the mining billionaire and richest woman in the world with an estimated net worth of $22 billion, must be so poor that all she has is money. I would much prefer to nationalize the mining resources and create a MASSIVE sovereign wealth fund so that future generations can benefit from the country’s vast, yet non-renewable resources. Not to let a very privileged few piss their wealth into the wind and create a platform to spout ridiculous ideas.Continue Reading