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Powerhouse 2019 with postscript. (All down hill since then…)

Friday, June 18th, 2021 Journals,

Dear Michael Daley, As new leader of the Opposition in New South Wales you wasted no time in getting stuck into the Berejiklian government over its truly surreal proposal to knock down two sporting stadiums and rebuild them at a cost of roughly $2 billion to the tax-payer. It’s an excellent target, as neither the […]

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Terror Nullius

Friday, March 8th, 2019 Journals,

Satire invites us to become conspirators in a joke made at someone else’s expense. As the usual targets are figures of power and authority it’s reasonable to assume the invitation will be accepted. The satirist adopts the Robin Hood position – defending the powerless against the few who seek to impose their will upon the […]

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Signature Art Prize 2018

Thursday, March 7th, 2019 Journals,

This year, for the fourth iteration of the Prize, 15 finalists were chosen from a field of 113 artists spread throughout the Asia-Pacific and – for the first time – Singapore’s cultural efflorescence over the past decade has been a source of wonder even to the Singaporeans themselves, who are forever celebrating their own progress. […]

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The Tarnished Prizes

Thursday, March 7th, 2019 Journals,

No nation on earth can match Australia’s enduring love of art prizes. It reflects our obsession with sport (which is something we can do as well as anybody), allied with the perennial Cultural Cringe (the sense that we suffer from a lack of Old Masters and ruined temples). The Cringe was named by A.A.Phillips in […]