Torres Strait ‘Dance Machines’

Australian Art from the Torres Strait Islands  “Zamiyakal, or ‘dance machines’ are objects used in the Torres Strait. They are called machines because they have many parts that can be twisted and moved, which helps to make the dance come alive. Each island has its own dances and its own Zamiyakal. “This one is called […]

In Memory of Marc Lacaze

Artist Marc Lacaze unexpectedly died, Tuesday 9th August 2011. Today, farewells are being said at a service in Paris, where he had a studio. A mutual friend, Debbie, introduced me to Marc’s work. His love of travel, and unique way of recording his adventures, struck an immediate chord. Decorated envelopes adorned with postage stamps, calligraphy and his […]

Wollumbin (Cloud Catcher) – Photo

Australia Photo ~ Wollumbin ~ Mt Warning ~ Cloud Catcher This photo of Mt Warning in northern NSW, Australia is taken coming over the range from Natural Bridge in Queensland into the Tweed Valley. The peak of Mt Warning is a volcanic plug and stands proud in the centre of the caldera. Mt Warning was […]

Brisbane’s GoMA resurfaces after the flood

I love going to GoMA, Gallery of Modern Art on Southbank There’s always something exciting to be seen that will uplift or renew flagging inspiration. Having been closed for six weeks since the Brisbane floods in January, I made a bee line when it reopened this last weekend! Occupying the whole building, the current exhibition: […]