It looks like a funeral to me. I guess that makes me the undertaker, muttering above my shovel, under my breath, “Whatever died here, it must have lived a happy life.”
INDEX. began with us posting a photograph of the space on the day we signed the lease. It seems fitting that this is the image that will mark our moving on. The proposal for redevelopment has been lodged and it will now be a matter of time before our beloved art studios becomes 20 shiny apartments for people who can afford such things. We expect we will have another year at least and INDEX. will continue after this either in another location or in another manifestation. This sign though marks that moment when we must begin to say goodbye to the place in which INDEX. was born, and in which we have had so many marvelous times with so many fantastic people.
Tom Polo, raising self sabotage to an artform.
Ragtime at Global Gallery. I’m not a big fan of Global. I find their shows are usually a mish mash of neo pop hipsterism mixed with the saleable end of painterly abstraction. There is usually one or two good artists amongst it though. This time there was Gilbert Grace, and Cigdem Ayedemir.
It was a wet and woolly night at Alpha House last Saturday. Great party Wendy!
Kate Mackay’s beautiful work at Factory49 combines materially emphatic discrete forms and crowds them into such close array that relationships of color loose all discretion, bleeding into one another to produce modulated effects. Someone suggested it was like looking at magnified pointillist detail.
Last Friday at our very own St. Peter’s Triangle, The Night Garden bloomed in all its glory. A brilliant, low key festival of light that flowed up and down our street in convulsing waves of illumination, and currents of passers-by hypnotised by the horticulture of the eye. Thanks to all the amazing creative spaces and people that live in the shadows in order to bring things to light. You know who you are.
Congratulations to my beloved Georgie Pollard and good friend Diego Bonetto for winning The Marrickville Contemporary Art Prize!! Also congrats to Kurt and Mareika for taking out the highly commendeds. What a night.
Georgie had her first solo exhibition eva! Through Lines was a massive hit with all the luminaries from all over the scene converging on A-M gallery for a repulsive festival of insincerity and compulsive networking. Way to go Georgie!
Melanie E. Khava looking brilliant in her brilliant exhibition at F49. Eric Neihbur was so impressed, he attempted to pass himself off as one of her works. Sorry Eric, try less representation next time, though the shirt is wins you a ‘good try’.