“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)





08 January 2016


A bestie since the 'seventies, the artist, YaYa's designer and curator Annabelle Collett, a resident of the Murray Estuary, is supervising a new exhibition, Pattern. at the coool Signal Point Gallery on the Lake Alexandrina foreshore in Goolwa. 

That's Annabelle with the Evelyn Downs ute above, at Paracombe Winery.

Opening on Sunday 17th January at 2PM, the exhibition includes works from a cream of the crop of local artists and some from much further afield, like our old friend and trusty shotgun rider, the Melbourne-based Ian de Gruchy, below in his studio with Annabelle in 2012.

Annabelle's work is always very trippy, and she assures me this show will be a real dazzler. Here's a rough snap of one of her fabric appliqué works on my floor:

Annabelle with Sally Wickes' 'All In One' at Greg Johns' mind-blowing sculpture farm, overlooking the Murray Mallee on Palmer Hill.

Pattern will hang at Signal Point until March 6th, and will include many buzzy works which will enhance the walls of homes, wineries and tasting rooms alike. Book a lunch table at Olaf The Owner's temple of local seafood, Café Bombora on Cockle Beach and take your plastic along to Goolwa on the 17th. It'll be a fair dinkum who's who.

Exhibiting artists include Helen Fuller, de Gruchy, Megan O'Hara, Cathy Gray, George Andric, Indigenue Gallery, Bruce Nuske, Ann Newmatch, Polly Hollyoak, Michael Tyre, Yasmin Grass, Russell Leonard with Brad Moore, Kasper Shmidt Mumm, Kerry Youde, Kari Bienert and Annabelle her own fair self.

Annabelle launching a previous exhibition at Signal Point, above. That's Hindmarsh Island in the background ... all photographs by Philip White .. click images to big 'em up.

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