Saturday, October 23, 2010

Insights on a rainy day

Dear KG followers I was recently reading the latest Tharunka Women’s Edition of 2010 and was pleasantly surprised with the great articles that were published in this edition, not to say that they haven’t been good in the past. It’s just enjoyable to see women talking about everyday facts without diminishing men.
I must state that I myself am a fervent feminist but I don’t think that men are less or should be treated as scum, not at all, I have great male friends and I really love my boyfriend. I do think on the other hand women are underrepresented and not taken into consideration in numerous public areas.  We must look for equality and balance considering that there are obvious differences between both genders. I will on the other jump eagerly at someone’s throat (figure of speech) if I am or anyone else, if abused in any way just because I am a woman. That is NOT acceptable.
I was brought up in a family that you would refer to as averagely traditional, with a flower power mother and a ‘suit’ father so you could say that it is averagely OK. The Mediterranean way does state that you will take care of your men as a woman and make sure they have everything they might need or want, they, in return, will take care of you. This said I enjoy being taken care of I like to have someone who cares enough about me that they will do anything in hand to protect me, and at the same time Sisterhood is much appreciated.
Enough about me and more about this Vol. of Tharunka @UNSW. The variety of articles just makes it more enjoyable and interesting on how things as simple keeping a house clean between flat mates is reduced to being completely gender biased. How is it possible that people who are receiving and education decide to resource to “Mom” calling someone because they are asked to remove the mold from the communal bathroom and please pick up after themselves? BTW I am not the cleanest person, my boyfriend has defined my room as something that has been attacked with an atomic bomb at times and he does have quite a bit of OCD, but frankly communal places are a bit too much don’t you think.
Situations such as these I am afraid to say my dear cavemen out there unacceptable if you are living on your own, you are not with your mother or any related female so please do something about it and don’t be infants, that is just not appealing. As a girlfriend yes I have ironed the ‘dude’s’ shirts sometime as much as I avoid ironing personally I despise it with passion. But I must state that it goes both ways, I will iron and he will keep my computer on the dot of efficiency. Not only that but it’s just in many ways where you must look for a balance and work out what you will or will not do.

Lesley Vogel- Grass Roots

Kg art lovers how have you been? I apologize for my absence, when uni calls I am afraid that hermit mode is the option, or as a friend would do just switch on ONE song per day, and I will make some emphasis on the quantity, and play over and over until your project is done and finished to present. This of course only applicable if you are doing some sort of studio based degree and can deal with the same song for 24 hours, I can’t do the latter.
When I finally ‘apparated’ back into the gallery space (yes I am a Harry Potter fan) I found myself with Lesley’s wonderful textures and landscapes that just make you think of the Australian outback and colourings. The strength of her brush strokes and the textures she manages to create are just as potent as the beautiful outback that I personally love so much (as you might have picked up). It is not only this that moves her creations it is also the beaches and the snow, nature in general that if looked at closely is full of details and life.
Her opening night was of course an absolute success and half the show went onto new and loving owners, today I proudly sold another one and by the way my favourite “Grassy haze” a beautiful piece of art wher the texture and movement take over the entire surface and re introduce the public with the details and beauty of textures made my pure raw materials. 

"At my feet", Oil and gesso on canvas.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Ma Gallery Pop Up Show at KG

you feel like a piece of cake and a cuppa, come along and ask Rosa Valerie Campbell for one of her surprise High Teas

Ma Gallery 'Back from the Dead' Pop Up Show

New exhibition space at KG

Kg2 is now taking applications! $350 per week... a smaller space for those who just dont feel like committing to a whole gallery. group shows welcome, designers welcome, and pop up shops welcome! youre all welcome baaaaby!on Tuesday

Friday, October 1, 2010

Spring is coming and so did Ma Gallery with their pop show

Spring is coming and along with it Ma Gallery came with their great pop- up show at ours, up for a couple of weeks, come check it out and enjoy a whimsical quirky exhibition that will not cease to surprise you.

Soon to come more  drawing workshop as usual with the great Kat every other Wed 6 to 9 with a wonderful glass if wine and an amazing model who brings her own burlesque props.

So cheers to all