Swimming with crocodiles

Musings on the Top End. Where has the last decade gone?  It was a time lived in sweat, prickly heat and air conditioning, along with the unavoidable seasonal smoke, dust and insidious mould. Relief was found in rolling rainstorms and the few serene days of gentle breezes once a year. Read More

October 11, 2017

Architect’s indulgence

Architect’s indulgence or a meaningful political statement? The external appearance of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) building, completed around 2001, designed by ARM, is a black finished facsimile of the white finished Villa Savoye designed by Le Corbusier. Apparently some critics dubbed this… Read More

December 14, 2016

Concept drawing for Nyinkkanyunu 1986

Started sorting the archive boxes. A task avoided for over 40 years. This drawing is part of the documents prepared for Julalikari Council when John Havnen was the manager. The Council was very active in establishing formal tenure over land in the town. Concept drawing for Nyinkkanyunu 1986… Read More

November 12, 2016

On the mend

Blood and pumps Read More

August 8, 2016

Stone House Warrandyte

Birthday party possibly 1947. at the Stone House Warrandyte My mother engaged Fritz Janeba to design the family homes. The big stone house still stands, but the copper pump action toilet pan has gone. The design features included a butterfly roof and extensive stone walls.  Fritz brought the Bauhaus to… Read More

August 2, 2016

Jim Wigley at work

Working on molds for puppet heads. Photographer Unknown. Part of photo series of Jim making puppet heads with Hymie Slade in the 1950s. The studio location could be at TV Channel 7 circa 1956 or earlier working on theatre props. If You have any info let me know 🙂… Read More

April 16, 2016

Me and Danila

I thought I was the only one “minded” by Danila Vassilieff. My mother worked at the Koornong school down the road. I read Mike Rubbo’s story of his time at Stonygrad along with a photo of his work in stone.   I remember the grinding stone, noise and Danila… Read More

March 30, 2016

Badges of Honour

Collection of some past moments captured in tin… Read More

March 16, 2016

Playing with Emily

Added some new activist dates and images to Emily’s work. Read More

April 11, 2014

Germany 1983

Collage of 2 ink drawings from my 1983 sketchbook of West Berlin and Hamburg. Read More

February 1, 2014

Adelaide boy under pressure.

Young artist gets some pressure-1938. Article: YOUNG S.A. ARTIST IN SYDNEY STUDIO Web URL:… Read More

December 19, 2013

Molly, 5 years later

Molly Wigley. Warrandyte, Victoria, 1940 Photograper. Albert Tucker. 1914-1999 Details. Gelatin silver contact prints. Held by State Library of Victoria. Reference:  … Read More

October 24, 2013

Thinking of dead bees

Dead bees cannot be good for our world…Business self-interest always trumps what’s good for all. Please vote wisely this Saturday 7th September. Read More

September 4, 2013

The strength of drawings

John Berger’s tribute to Cartier-Bresson. 2004 “At every railway crossing in France there is a solid notice, a panel with writing on it which reads: ‘Attention! Un train peut en… Read More

October 9, 2009