In Fear of Mud

Qu: When is a watercolour not a watercolour Answer: When it’s a painting. There are many opinions about what constitutes a “watercolour”. There’s fine lines that must not be crossed about opacity or percentages of body colour. There’s even the historical situation of watercolour being once considered a sketching medium – the hierarchically inferior cousin…

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Time may be linear, but people’s collections aren’t.

There are people in charge of curating private, corporate and public collections, but there is something very special about the personal collectors that Christine knows. This is a comment about how people collect, what it feels like to be collected, and how a collection is the intersection between one person’s creative episode and other person’s life episode.

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An opinion about using photographs

Susan Webster sat across from me at the cafe near the old gallery. She’s an Ag-journalist, but we we weren’t there for work, though we’d talked about her novel, and my paintings and the state of the dairy industry and more. Suddenly she said something about using photos in art. “Wait” she said, as I began, ” let’s record this”. So she did. This is a transcript of what she heard.

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If I’m an a visual artist, why is there so much writing?

I’ve just pressed send on the second of four journal articles I’m writing over a two month period. The last is due on January 4 – happy new year to me!!! Each is for a different audience and with different editorial imperative. They are for the same purpose though: to tell people about the exhibition…

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“Pa’s shed” wins The Inverell Art Prize

I’m thrilled to report that the large watercolour “Pa’s shed’ has won the 2016 Inverell Art Prize. Announced at a function at the Inverell Art Gallery on Saturday night, I’ve been humbled by the number of positive comments on social media. Thank you to the Inverell Art Gallery for putting on such an outstanding show, and…

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Exhibition date claimer: 25 February 2017

It’s official ! ‘SHADOWING TOM’ – the body of work about the shed at “Newstead” where Tom Roberts painted ‘The Golden Fleece’ is to be exhibited at the Inverell Art Gallery February 2017. Opening function Saturday 25th February with drinks at 5pm , official opening at 6. All welcome. The exhibition will continue until March 25…

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