Friday, October 1, 2010

On Parr: Mike Parr speaks at ACCA


Who in their right mind would write a list of 150 instructions for themselves, such as: “swallow a lump of marble, repeatedly drop a brick on your foot, let a dog drink some of your blood, press some glass into some bread, arrange for a friend to bite into your shoulder until blood appears, light a match and hold your finger in the flame for as long as possible, nail your hand to a tree, push a small fish up your nose, keep licking the wall of an art gallery until your tongue bleeds and some blood is smeared on the wall, cut your throat an inch at a time …”? Read more...

OCTOBER 2010: Melburnin'


I have had my work cut out for me this month, cramming as many exciting events as possible into this little article. It would appear that October is the month of art festivals in Melbourne (although, is there ever a month in Melbourne that is short of a festival or two?). I am now passing on the challenge, anticipating that you will have your work cut out trying to get around seeing everything this month, so good luck! Read more...