Thursday, July 1, 2010

JULY 2010: Melburnin


Visiting galleries is advantageous when they are quiet and less crowded. Fewer people and distractions on a weekday or early in the morning allow you to take the time to study and savour each piece. Changed working hours now force me to fight the crowds on busy weekends. However, I have recently realised that this is often better. Other people definitely add to the experience. Observing their facial expressions and the way they react to different pieces is invaluable. Everyone is generally there for the same reason – they share a love of art. Sharing this passion with others is a delightful feeling, so, despite the crowds, I now vow to be patient and visit galleries at times when company is expected. Hopefully I will see you out and about this month – if I can spot you through the crowd. Read more...

JULY 2010: The Brunswick Show


Inspiration for The Brunswick Show originated from artist Stuart Beekmeyer’s observation of “the results of suburban gentrification and its affects on artistic communities.”

Beekmeyer’s belief “that Brunswick had reached a very important turning point” and “is positively brimming with artistic talent and creativity which needs to be celebrated and brought to light on a broader scale” appealed to Brunswick artists Belinda Wiltshire, Simon Gardam and Cynthia Nolan who also became involved in this exciting project. Artist Belinda Wiltshire explains, “The first few meetings were more about throwing around obscure ideas on how to make this thing come to life; make it something Melbourne has been missing – something new, something fresh and real.” Read more...