Artist Ray Monde with his artworks at Goulburn Regional Art Gallery

What does it mean for an artist to show in a public art gallery?

Last Friday night, I picked mum and dad up at the Goulburn South Caravan Park and drove them to the Goulburn Workers Club for a quick drink. We settled into a fancy booth that looked out across Auburn Street, where locals were doing mainies. As I came back from the bar with a tray of drinks, my partner’s wildly gesticulating arms collected with the tray, I overcorrected and the drinks flooded … Continue reading What does it mean for an artist to show in a public art gallery?

Rauschenburg and Jasper Johns at MoMA

The first one is Rauschenburg, the second isn’t Jasper Johns. What I loved about my visit to MoMA today was seeing things I’d seen before with new eyes. Since I’ve become focused on collage, I’m always on the look-out for people doing things with paper. I don’t care what they’re doing, I just want to eat up what they do. Seeing Rauschenburg’s ‘Combines’ was a … Continue reading Rauschenburg and Jasper Johns at MoMA