23 April 2008

i stepped over this scene without noticing at first. it was hidden under the footpath in a perth city drain...the light were on and beamed up briefly through the little holes in the steel plate over the hole. it looked so sinister, quiet and desolate, like some spooky torture chamber under the streets of the city.

20 April 2008

another ceiling...at kakulas sisters again. an amazing building to house the huge array of whole foods

18 April 2008

found this little cartoon in an old New Yorker magazine picked up from a garage sale. it's getting colder here in fremantle, a relief to know that it does cool down...all that merino wool clothing & winter coats were perhaps worth carting over the country afterall.

13 April 2008

another doll is cut, unstitched, unbuttoned and deconstructed to make way for the new...this one was made for exhibition 'stuffed' at this is not art a few years back in newcastle. everything was white. she nolonger made sense in my suitcase of exhibited dolls. and an up and coming exhibition, where they all climb out and wander off to another gallery wall, made me clean up and reasses this particular doll. her neck always bothered me, it flopped around and looked poorly finished despite my constant readjusting. it was a mistake right back at the sewing machine... her neck was too long and thin for this white cotton fabric and her head to heavy.
she now resides in pieces inside another new creature!

to find a sign cleverly changed is always a good photo excuse... this one is in a hospital car park and seems sort of curious and fitting...i wonder who and why they changed it

11 April 2008

PICA's annual national graduate show hatched 08 opened last night.
this piece was a very large installation of coloured vinyl lily flowers floating on their own pond.

6 April 2008

Foto Freo is a biennial photography festival held in Fremantle showcasing international
and Australian photographers. runs from 5 april to 4 may.
so far it has been one long string of openings for photography based exhibitions. one of these exhibitions, Fig, is installed in the fremantle prison gallery and surrounding exhibition spaces house three more.
a very stunning setting, what a building! in it's very primitive state it was used as a prison until the 1980s!

4 April 2008

these ceiling fans adore a tea house which feels like a step back in time to colonial india. well, apart from the incandescent lighting!

street art is one of those things that invariable gets over looked or under valued, or just completely unheard of when australia comes to designing, adoring and reinventing our cities or country centres! fremantle seems to appreciate its presence. even these bollards are decorated, thought about, cared about enough to embellish..

then there is the other sort of street art that happens when no other creativity appears 'officially' on the streets.

2 April 2008

the front door... it is one of the most important thresholds we cross & recross each day.
Doors also have an aesthetic role in creating an impression of what lies beyond.'

it was the front door before it was even opened that i liked before i walked into this house. even with all the bad repainting done on the interior, someone miraculously left the door old & unpainted, showing it's history and layers.