Archive for June, 2006

Testing, testing, 1, 2, 1, 2, 2, 2.

June 29, 2006 2 comments

I’m testing a new template available through wordpress – what do you think?

Look forward to any impressions.

Categories: Design

Jess MacNeil – opening tonight @ Barry Keldoulis

June 29, 2006 Leave a comment


In The Shape of Between, Jess MacNeil’s new paintings and videos cross-pollinate the still and the moving, the instantaneous and the extended. This new body of work comes in part out of an extended period of time spent in India

6 – 8pm

Gallery Barry Keldoulis

2 Danks Street, Waterloo


Introducing Paul Davies

June 29, 2006 Leave a comment


Nice Shot of Paul in his studio.

I hear the exhibition is a great success – well done! Paul is on his way to becoming one of Sydney’s / Australia’s bright new talents. I’m pleased to have exhibited his work in 2005 @ Two Step Gallery (now defunct) where he was already showing signs of becoming one of the most collectible young talents. Check out Tim Olsen’s Gallery site to see what they have to say. I hear there are only 3 works left so be quick!

Tim Olsen Gallery
76 Paddington Street
Paddington, Sydney

Contact: Toronto Photography Festival 2006

June 27, 2006 Leave a comment

Edward Burtynsky, Bao Steel # 8, Shanghai, China, 2005
via Oakland University

I had started a discussion about photography some time ago at Modenet that was somewhat interrupted by travel to Toronto. I guess you would say that my position was somewhere in line with the common argument that photography is not an art form. It is a medium that has blurred the edges right from the onset, then what doesn’t these days anyway? When is painting, photography sculpture or any other medium art and when is it not? When is the image I capture on my digital camera art and someone else’s not art? Read more…

Paul Davies @ Tim Olsen Gallery

June 27, 2006 1 comment

Paul Davies opens tonight at the the Tim Olsen Gallery. Paul creates a post 70s post boogie nights feel with his poolside and suburban scapes. One can imagine the pool parties, the speedos, big hair and handle-bar moustaches, aviator glasses, the aspirational lifestyles of the middle to upper middle classes, the excess in all things material – all we aspire to today if only we had the money and the time. Very cool, very now. Read more…

New Australian Design Bloggers

June 27, 2006 Leave a comment

I have just come across two new Australian design blogs; Design Arguements according to Joe and Design Critz who offer some home grown discussion on design and Art including the Antony Gormley installation currently on show at the Biennale of Sydney.

Check them out.

Thanks for the links guys and hope the readership grows well.

More on the Toronto Waterfront ‘Revitalization’

I think it's worthwhile adding this link as Archinect has hosted a feisty discussion that will certainly add dimension to what is going on.

There is issue with the use of the iconic Maple leaf symbol as the shape of the reclaimed site as there would be issue here in Sydney if we had decided to use the image of a kangaroo. The Maple leaf is kitsch and cheesy – more a symbol of Canada than Toronto.

Read more…