2 Feb 2017

Gaga for Dada. The receiving end of groceries



Recently a friend posted a link to a UK TV show on social media. Being a person of questionable attention span I became nostalgic for the British styled medium. Cue hours wasted on YouTube. Consequently, I stumbled on this documentary presented by the sweet smelling Vic Revees. I'm posting it here in justification and atonement for my virtual and working hour sins. Eat it up before the man takes it back







23 Jan 2017

Jonathan Payne



I recently managed to get down to the BeinArt gallery in Melbourne for the opening of the Flesh and Bone group exhibition. There was a fantastic turnout and the work on display was at the level you'd expect. Top notch! 



















I've been a big fan of Jonathan Payne for a long time now and seeing his work in the flesh was far more fulfilling than I could have hoped. You can see more from Payne here.




5 Nov 2016

Mix the flour in a bowl

Jud Wimhurst. Photo nicked from The Bendigo Art Gallery




I got out to the Gimme Freedom (or gimme death) exhibition today by Jud Wimhurst. It's highly entertaining and well worth the drive in you are in the Melbourne area. You can check it out here



by Jud Wimhurst



18 Jul 2016

Phra Khru Samathakittikhun









This blurb is taken from a sign at the shrine of Phra Khru Samathakittikhun outside the Buddhist temple. Slight corrections have been made but I think this is the gist-








PHRA KHRU SAMATHAKITTIKHUN (Dang Piyasilo)
1894-1973

This is the undecomposed remains of Phra Khru Samathakittikhun (Dang Piyasilo) the venerable ex-abbot of Wat Kunaram on Koh Samui. He enjoyed a prosperous family life until he was 50 years old when he decided to devote the latter part of his life in the Monk-hood.

After being ordained in 1944, his Meditation Practice became renowned and his followers were many among Buddhist Monks and Laymen alike. He was also known for his ability to foresee his own death, which happened in 1973, he was 79 years old.

After his death his body remained incorruptible so with his written permission, his relatives and disciples placed him in an upright position within his casket He remains as a symbol to inspire future generations to follow Buddha, study his teachings and be saved from suffering.
 





16 Jun 2016

Colin McCahon





North Otago landscape no 2 by Colin McCahon



The Colin McCahon Online Catalogue is here.





7 Mar 2016

Samuel F Stimpert

Icon II, Siddhartha Gotama in gas mask

More work from Simpert is here but it seems to be a dead page. I sincerely hope we'll see more from him...






14 Jan 2016

Anders Krisár




The birth of us (boy), Anders Krisár





Untitled, Anders Krisár





Untitled, Anders Krisár




See more of Anders Krisár here.