Tag Archives: art

Dancing towards a better world

It was the 30th anniversary dinner for the Graham Smith Peace Trust last night. Guest speaker was Garry Stewart, artistic director for 20 years now of the Australian Dance Theatre. I love ADT and going to dance performances generally, so … Continue reading

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Colour and succulents

It was Deirdre’s birthday this week – she had a party yesterday to celebrate. She and David have fairly recently (in the past couple of years or so) bought a house after renting forever. It is a weird transition sometimes; … Continue reading

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Gathering the shards

I want to celebrate two artists this week – a photographer and a writer.¬†Ed Douglas has appeared in these posts before, and a couple of weeks ago I went to see his latest exhibition at Hahndorf. It was terrific. He … Continue reading

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A world that welcomes

It’s Refugee Week this week, a great time to think about the importance of supporting people who are or have been persecuted, and to commit to a welcoming stance towards ‘others’ whoever they may be. I get the Tate Gallery’s … Continue reading

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Beauty and butterflies in the ‘burbs

I went to a fantastic event this week. It was a celebration of the Hackham West People Matters Group, which has been running for 10 years – a group of residents and service providers working together to develop and advocate … Continue reading

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(Mostly) home made

I love a bit of art (I was thrilled that Vincent Namatjira won the big prize yesterday at the Art Gallery here) but it doesn’t have to be capital letter Art to be arty; the home made and hand made … Continue reading

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As time goes by

A week or so ago I went to see Vince Jones who was playing at Festival Theatre. It was a last minute decision and I had a great night. It was excellent in itself, with Vince singing arrangements of Van … Continue reading

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