Tag: Paris

Film Reviews


Friday, December 14th, 2018 Film Reviews,

“When one can enter the enchanted kingdom of reading,” said Colette, “why write?” Many writers have expressed a profound distaste for their profession, but Colette (1873-1954) was one of the most natural talents ever to pick up a pen. Although she felt writing to be a dreadful chore she produced a constant stream of novels, […]

Sydney Morning Herald Column

Intrepid Women

Friday, February 16th, 2018 Sydney Morning Herald Column,

It’s an historical fact that women have almost always outnumbered men at Australian art schools but accounted for only a small proportion of works acquired for public collections. The times have been a-changing for the past few decades, with no gallery overtly discriminating against female artists, but there is still a debt to be paid […]

Art Essays


Thursday, June 30th, 2011 International Art, Sydney Morning Herald Column,

Edouard Manet (1832-83) was the complete Parisian and Paris is the ideal place to see his work – and not only because so many of his greatest paintings are to be found in the Musée d’Orsay. A short stroll across the Pont Royal takes us to the Louvre, where Titian’s Fete Champetre (c.1509) provided a […]


Paris sera toujours Paris

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 Blog,

There is such an incalculable amount that may be said about Paris, it’s tempting to just shut up. However, having not yet reached that charmed state where, like Anish Kapoor, I can title a volume of conversations: “I Have Nothing to Say”, I’m obliged to blog on regardless. Paris may not be the world capital […]

Art Essays

Ethel Carrick & E. Phillips Fox

Saturday, April 30th, 2011 Australian Art, Sydney Morning Herald Column,

Words such as “delightful” do not play much of a role in this column, but if ever there were an occasion for such a lapse, it would be Art, Love & Life: Ethel Carrick & E. Phillips Fox, at the Queensland Art Gallery. The Foxes were a successful partnership, both as man and wife, and […]