Thursday, 18 March 2010

Rather than watch the midday movie...

I thought I'd be better off posting an image I made yesterday morning:

© 2010 Anne Bentley

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

It's not what I didn't do, it's what I did

Today I made a picture.
It's called Set In Stone (or: Self Portrait, show us ya norks!)
you are allowed to laugh
image size about 44x32CM

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Why not drop by... for a bite

Location, location!
Erskineville - where anything can happen (image about 2004, negative scanned 2007)

Today has been a bit of a nothing day - we slept in longer than intended and then just did stuff.  I have a number of mediocre tasks on my plate of which I've done ziltch/nil/nothin'

Most of the day I've been resisting opening up Patti Smith's new book, Just Kids - I am up to page 27 and know that if I pick it up in the middle of the day, I will read it through in 1 or 2 sittings, it's SO good but it is one to spend time with this book think about an mull over.  She is such a good writer - a wonderful storyteller.
What I didn't expect to happen is the book provoking my own memories of wishes, anger & angst.

Friday, 5 March 2010

New works by Nicole Barakat

Yesterday evening AH & I attended the opening of artist Nicole Barakat's new solo exhibition, Let the Beauty We Love Be What We Do.
Inspiring and thoughtful, this series has some familiarity with her earlier works but she now revels more of herself as an artist.  Standing is the space she has created at the gallery, I could feel the quiet hours of work - using paper, fabric & thread.

At Nicole Barakat's exhibiton she also tells a story of Yolande, born in Beirut 1923, the mother of a friend who instead of always wearing mourning black of those around her, chose to dress for happiness by wearing bright colours and in WW2, to feel like a flower amongst the rubble...
Leading up to International Women's Day, I feel there is a lot pride and inspiration to be found at this show along with the open invitation to spend time with an artist's work stemming from another culture but of many cultures and it may well be your own.

The artist talk will be Sunday 14 March 2-3PM and the show runs from 4-14 March Wed-Sun 11am-4pm  for examples of her current work go here better still, get to Camperdown and visit the Chrissie Cotter Gallery (at the end of) Pidcock Street - it's just off Mallet Street at Parramatta Road end.

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Midnight posting - exhibition, a new blog, a new photo on an old blog

My eyes are computer sore and it's one of those nights when I've been a long time in the chair with not a lot to show for it but I do have some news & updates.

Firstly, those on my newsletter list will know about the confirmation of my 5th solo exhibition, SANE opening on 25th June at the Albion Street Gallery.   SANE is a collection of collages I have created over the last few months that have a splash of Dada, a smidge of Orwell, a bit of pop and some Americana. There is even a little tease under a few subconscious layers, of the Australian film & TV industry.

Secondly I began a new blog called Buildings & Things last month - check it out when you get a chance.

Thirdly, I have updated my 5 years as a rock moll blog with new photos like this one:

More excitedly, Vivid, Sydney's annual festival of music, light and ideas, which runs from May 27 to June 21, is being curated by Laurie Anderson & Lou Reed - fabbo! 

I think that's it for this late hour
 - AB

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Behind the train station

Eveleigh, behind the train lines - Saturday 27 February 2010

© 2010 Anne Bentley

© 2010 Anne Bentley

a little postscript - RIP 11 years Dusty 16 April 1939- 2 March 1999

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