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  1. Sentient Monster

    22 Feb 2022
    This is my latest artwork ‘Melancholy Opera’.  My reference photo was taken standing under the Harbour Bridge at Dawes Point looking across the bay at the world-famous Australian Sydney Opera House.  You can easily find artist’s impressions of the Opera House sitting in glinty sunshine with great splashes of…

  2. Operation Eyeball

    08 Aug 2021
    Here’s a riddle: What do surfers, agricultural workers and rock stars have in common According to my eye doctor: pterygiums (I’ll help you… it’s pronounced tuh-rij-ee-um. As Mr Slager likes to tell me, “The pee is silent, like in swimming.”) In sunny Australia, a pterygium is jovially known as…

  3. Margaret Olley’s dust bunny

    05 Jul 2021
    The other week I dusted off my best plastic jewellery for an outing to the Tweed Regional Gallery in New South Wales. A beautiful, architectural award-winning gallery with views to the Mount Warning hinterland.  View from the Tweed Regional Gallery Included at the gallery is the Margaret Olley Art Centre

  4. The book that will change your mind - Part 1

    28 Apr 2021
    Does anyone else feel like they have the brain capacity of a mollusc when confronted with a maths problem? Do you find yourself able to recite the words to every advert jingle you’ve ever heard, but struggle to remember your PIN when you’re at the checkout? It’s funny how our…

  5. The art of naming art

    02 Mar 2021
    Did you know the famous ‘Mona Lisa’ painting wasn’t known as Mona Lisa until after Leonardo da Vinci died Were you aware someone had the nerve to rename a Picasso? His descriptively titled, ‘The Girl With A Red Beret and Pompom’ was renamed to ‘Annabel’ by the nightclub owner who…

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