Tag Archives: richard flanagan

July 06

A Weekend in Sydney: Class and Culture Wars

    ‘Economics are the method but the object is to change the heart and soul.’ Margaret Thatcher  Everyone loves a weekend in Sydney. It’s always good. Not as good as it used to be, but hey, it’s not Sydney’s fault it’s been transitioned into a nanny state. Getting a drink after 1.30am is now […]

May 20

Art Words: Melbourne Art Book Fair

Maxine told me on New Year’s Day that I need a new hobby. Other than art: “Look”, she said: “I like art too Mum, it’s just that I don’t feel like I need to talk about it allllll day.” Heeding the advice of the child and knowing she knows me better than I know myself, […]

December 03

Gilbert and George Disappear Women; MONA

Gilbert and George met at art school in 1967. They were so poor and alone; they had to turn to themselves to make art. They inserted themselves into the gallery and declared themselves the art. Hence the birth of their Living Sculptures, performed for their Graduate Show. Men take up the spotlight with such ease. Gilbert […]