Two naked men holding hands in a granite landscape

I traveled halfway around the world to see what’s just around the corner.

One of the most-significant Australian novels, My Brother Jack, was written by George Johnston on the Greek island of Hydra. Sidney Nolan moved the England in 1953, dying there there in 1992, yet the vast bulk of his work revived the Australia he carried in his mind. “We have to remove ourselves to see things with fresh eyes.” Evoking one world from another was part … Continue reading I traveled halfway around the world to see what’s just around the corner.

Azaria Chamberlain Fourth Inquest Announced.

There’s been a strange series of serendipitous moments going on lately. Last November I was visiting the National Gallery of Australia and saw Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly series and loved the story-telling through art. Then, over at the National Library I saw Azaria Chamberlain’s Baby Bracelet I realised no one has told the story of Lindy Chamberlain through art, in the same way that Nolan … Continue reading Azaria Chamberlain Fourth Inquest Announced.