I’ve just gotten off the radio speaking to Greg Bayliss of ABC666 about a great little event I’m a part of tomorrow. Belconnen Arts Centre is presenting ‘The Next Gen’ – a Young Artists Forum, as a great way for art lovers to hear about the charms and challenges of being a young artist in […]

It was this time last year I left full time work and went out on my own. Reading what I wrote back then you will note I truly believed I would have more time for my blog. Hilarious. But I really had no way of knowing what was coming, and that September 2010 to September 2011 […]

Last night I fronted up to Connecting:// Arts Audiences Online – a forum presented by the Australia Council for the Arts, a roadshow that’s been touring the nation, of which Canberra was the final leg. As I arrived an art-world colleague asked me why I had come, and I had to reply honestly: ‘because it […]

Free money! Get your free money! ‘What’s that?’ you say. Why, the ArtsACT 2012 arts fund is now open silly. Official announcement from the ArtsACT website: The ACT Arts Fund is one of the main ways the ACT Government provides direct support to the arts.  Each year, applications are invited from all artists, groups and […]

Recently I bought groceries on credit. It was a pivotal moment, and as I swiped that plastic I experience a flash forward montage detailing the beginning of the end. I’d always scoffed about people shopping on credit, never thinking for a second that I’d be doing the very same. But only recently I’d taken a […]

December 2010: we all discover there is a mysterious, cavernous and unoccupied auditorium space on the rooftop of a Canberra CBD building. Before we know it the space is proffered to students from the ANU School of Art to do as they will, and a night of artwork, bands and hijinx ensues in the form […]

Local art collaborative Here and There are going their own way. Tackling ongoing issues of space availability in Canberra the Here and There crew have turned to the humble home as a venue for their DIY exhibitions. The inaugural exhibition Not Yet featured Helen Braund, Daniel Edwards and Jennifer Edmunds, and now they present Poppy […]

Being bandied about for the upcoming Biennale of Sydney, and striking a chord with me, is the manifesto of Polish artist/curator Ryszard Wasko… Poem for the rose (1981) Do not support the art of politicians or economists Do not support power manias of any kind Do not accept coercion Do not wage intrigues, battles, manipulations […]