“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)





11 April 2017


I enjoyed the pleasure of opening a fine exhibition of photographic works by seven photographic artists at Magpie Springs winery up on the Range.

That's photographer Lucy Partington above, presenting a thankyou gift as OPUS exhibition co-ordinator Gavin Blake looks on. They're her cloud photographs behind me. I shoulda been giving her the present.  

Gavin is Director of the Centre for Creative Photography, where these seven graduating photographers have studied together for 26 weeks. 

There be trowies and sylphs at Magpie Springs ... this is what I found outside ... but get yourself a sparkling Pinot pink,  head into the gallery and take a good look at the work of these seven clever people.

There be scary formal portraits of young humans by Sarah Batistella, Megan Ferguson's wild animals, Chris Holmes series of mates in the shower, Shiana Mules' female nudes with reflections, Janet Simpson's flower portraits, Natalia Rowland's studies of peoples' fetishes or Lucy's black and white portraits of clouds ... it's a very cool show hanging there til June 4 ... make a double day of it and also visit Lazy Ballerina a bit further north into Kuitpo.


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