Have you broken your New Year Resolutions already? Did you promise to drink less, exercise more, eat healthier, spend more time with friends and family? The problem with New Year Resolutions is they are often vague. Experts say we should be more focused on our resolutions. I will only eat hot chips once a month Failed New Year Resolution I will call dad every Sunday … Continue reading Are New Year Resolutions bad for you?
Ray Monde captures the simple joy of a river in summer in his new solo exhibition at Michael Reid Southern Highlands. The artworks thread a connection along the Shoalhaven River between Riverbend, Ray Monde’s home and studio, to Riversdale, part of Arthur Boyd’s estate at Bundanon. There’s a deep interplay between the stillness of the monolithic landforms and the constant movement of the river, reflecting … Continue reading How the Shoalhaven River connects two Australian artists; Arthur Boyd and Ray Monde.
All Things Great and Small, Studio Altenburg, opening night Friday 9 December. Artists and art lovers are flocking to Braidwood and the sheer diversity of local talent is on display in Studio Altenburg’s annual end-of-year show – All Things Great and Small. There’s 40 local artists exhibiting together in this show that runs from 8 December – 14th January 2023 including Kate Carruthers, Jane Kendall, … Continue reading Two affordable art exhibitions opening Friday 9 December.
There’s a very simple answer to this question: art. You don’t have to be an art lover to love receiving art as a gift. The best way to choose the perfect gift is to make sure you select a subject that suits the person. The great thing about buying art as a gift is it’s not a one-off. Every year you can add to their … Continue reading What do you buy someone who has everything?
You’ve heard of the Great Resignation? How employers are scrambling to find staff? It’s exacerbated in Australia where the closed borders for two years meant immigration stopped. With unemployment running now at 3.4%, there’s extreme demand for all skills. No surprise then that when I tried to find someone to do a two week paint job at our place on the Shoalhaven River, there were … Continue reading What painting a house taught me about painting an artwork.
Paper art is big right now. It’s surging in art markets around the world. Very high profile artists are showing hugely popular exhibitions made of paper and even high-end retailer Hermès is carrying a line of furniture made of papier-mâché. “A thrilling spectacle”, The Procession, Tate Britain : Hew Locke. In The Procession, Hew Locke embraces the simplicity of cardboard to create works that are … Continue reading What artwork is popular now?
Giacometti caught mumps as a teenager, inflaming his testicles. Swelling up, they then shrank, atrophying and rendering him infertile. He later blamed this case of the mumps on his impotence. It seismically shifted in his attitude to sex. A tapered dildo with eyes at one end. The work Disagreeable Object by Giacometti has been described as a ‘tapered dildo with eyes at one end’ and … Continue reading Was Giacometti a sex freak?
Forget New York and Chicago. Detroit has just slipped to #2. The #1 art destination in the United States is Santa Fe, New Mexico. Here’s why. Making tracks in the Railyard Arts District. The wrong side of the tracks has been transformed into a hub for arts that’s rivalling the great art cities of the United States. There’s a suite of commercial galleries including Blue … Continue reading What is the #1 city for art in the USA?
For the first time in 3 years, the most famous artist studios in Pioneer Square are opening up their doors for a huge celebration on Thursday 6 October 2022 and you’re invited! Continue reading You’re invited to our 11 year anniversary celebration!
Watson Kennedy in Seattle has been described as a ‘preview of heaven’ by the Huffington Post. Ted Kennedy Watson, the man behind the store, is ‘a Seattle tastemaker’ according to Town & Country magazine. Plus, Ted has also won the Northwest Design Award for Interior Design. Now Watson Kennedy is also the exclusive home of my Salty Scenes of Seattle series. Described by one collector … Continue reading Salty Scenes of Seattle, exclusively at Watson Kennedy.