I die of love

I wish so much that I had been able to buy Miriam Elia’s book, We Go to the Art Gallery before it was stomped on by Penguin books. I do love a bit of mothering and nihilism in art galleries,… Read More ›

Friday Hoydens: Margaret MacDonald and Marion Mahony

Two of the most influential figures in modern aesthetics spent decades as footnotes to the biographies of their husbands. Margaret MacDonald, wife of Charles Rennie Macintosh, and Marion Mahony, wife of Walter Burley Griffin, have in recent times begun to be acknowledged as the great artists they were.

Weekly Whimsy: Ten Thousand Paper planes

This week’s whimsy is via ten thousand paper planes released by Ross Coulter and volunteers in the State Library of Victoria’s Domed Reading Room in 2011. Please share any bits and pieces you have come across recently that have surprised, delighted, intrigued or otherwise positively engaged you.

Mamapalooza is coming to Sydney

The hugely popular Mamapalooza: Artists Celebrating Motherhood is coming to Australia – Sydney, at Tap Gallery in Darlinghurst for the week of 7-13 May 2012, and right now they’re looking for performers who are mothers – singers/poets/dancers/songwriters/actors/performance artists/stand-up etc, as… Read More ›

Surly Wonder Woman

I came across a link to this fabuloso comic panel while googling for something else entirely, which is just one of those glorious serendipities of the internet. I have a soft spot for surly superheroes.

Ukraine’s Got Talent winner

Sometimes the weird things people forward around in email truly are extraordinary. This video shows the winner of “Ukraine’s Got Talent”, Kseniya Simonova, 24, drawing a series of pictures on an illuminated sand table showing how ordinary people were affected… Read More ›