Sunday, August 1, 2010
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Is that too much to ask, Honourable Mike Rann?
Monday, June 28, 2010
"We had a chance to make this city great, but now parochial bullshit and political pettiness has killed it.
"Let's all move to Melbourne and let this sh!thole fester in its own juices.
"It's easy to blame Nth Adelaide & parklands nuts for our problems, but when we all want everything for nothing, nothing will happen."
I know it sounds harsh and I am fighting so hard to change this view in my blog, but I must admit sometimes it is so difficult.
I cannot find a job in this town, the grant I've applied for has been rejected and I get no support from the government for the Outsiders Festival.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
So glad to see real talent appreciated in the rust bucket transformed in backwater and hopefully a true art centre in the near future thanks to acts like this.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Peter Goers writes much better than I could ever hoped to write about the state of the South Australian Art Gallery here:
Friday, March 19, 2010
Opened by Nic Folland, artist On Friday 19 March 2010
Exhibition concludes 17 April 2010
Curated by ACSA graduate and lecturer Julia Robinson, Stone’s Throw surveys the sculptural work of five ACSA graduates Lauren Andersen, Mary Coventry, Kate Benda, Kate Morkuna and Renate Nisi.
The significance we attach to everyday objects is often less about their common function and more about our relationship to them, their potential to trigger memories, stimulate thoughts and imaginings. Adelaide Central Gallery’s upcoming exhibition Stone’s Throw promises a broad spectrum of sculptural approaches linked by notions of the everyday.
Whilst there was no strict thematic premise for the show, “the title of the exhibition was chosen to speak of a specific physicality pertinent to sculptors of all disciplines” says Robinson...”a physicality suggested by the verb ‘throw’ and the noun ‘stone’ ”.
Kate Morkunas’ gentle wire sculptures of everyday objects, seem to speak of a glass half full whilst Kate Benda uses found and collected books to consider similar ideas of the power of ordinary objects to enrich our lives and carry meaning.
Mary Coventry also takes the everyday object as a starting point but pushes the physicality of the object to its limit. Renate Nisi’s works rather than being grounded in the everyday object, fuses the man made with the mystical as mountains become skyscrapers whilst Lauren Anderson’s work has consistently explored the sticky territory of the visual pun, defying you to laugh.
For further information or images please contact Prue Gramp, Gallery Manager, on (08) 8364 2809 or
Images attached: (D) Kate Benda, a pile of books on the floor, 2010, mixed media, 200 x 200mm. (U) Kate Morkunas, wire drawing 1, wire, dimensions variable
Adelaide Central Gallery
45 Osmond Terrace, Norwood SA 5067
T +618 8364 2809
Gallery closed Easter holidays