“Sod the wine, I want to suck on the writing. This man White is an instinctive writer, bloody rare to find one who actually pulls it off, as in still gets a meaning across with concision. Sharp arbitrage of speed and risk, closest thing I can think of to Cicero’s ‘motus continuum animi.’

Probably takes a drink or two to connect like that: he literally paints his senses on the page.”

DBC Pierre (Vernon God Little, Ludmila’s Broken English, Lights Out In Wonderland ... Winner: Booker prize; Whitbread prize; Bollinger Wodehouse Everyman prize; James Joyce Award from the Literary & Historical Society of University College Dublin)





19 January 2016


PATTERN, the current edition of a series of annual exhibitions curated by Annabelle Collett at the Signal Point Gallery, was launched swimmingly on the weekend.

It's a big bold show, generally full of colour and joy.

'Twas a jolly old time over those few days on the Lake. Twas grand to catch up with many artist friends that I'd not seen for yonks. Like Ian de Gruchy, below (photo Philip White):

Ryan Sims, of the Art Gallery of South Australia, entertained us with a witty reading of the patterns of life as an artist, Annabelle delivered a typically concise welcoming speech and the whole thing went off in a bedazzling explosion of trippy colour and rhythm.

Leah Grace, Ryan and Annabelle do the formalities ... these photos by Leo Davis

The author, exhibiting artist Ann Newmarch, Anne-Marie Shin and Milton Wordley:

... and here are some other snaps of the various repasts (patterns make thirst) and shenanigans I conveniently found in my camera:

 ... a great time well-had by experts ... the curator all patterned out ... PATTERN will hang until 6th March ... Signal Point is on the wharf at the Murray River Port of Goolwa

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