Society

Addafish drawing

The shocking continuation of the Australian refugee policy, and its iterations since the Tampa incident, has diminished our society morally and culturally. The demonisation and imprisonment of people fleeing living hells not of their making not only robs individual freedoms, it also robs our society of the drive, skills and… Read More

September 5, 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

Street art Darwin

Aussie posters Darwin Artist, Peter Drew, is travelling the continent reminding Australians of their heritage. Some of the posters attracted defacement within 48 hours. Simple, direct and current. More pics https://www.instagram.com/julianwigley/… Read More

May 14, 2016

Badges of Honour

Collection of some past moments captured in tin… Read More

March 16, 2016

Easter community art show

Preparing 3 works for an outing in the Trentham Art Show over the Easter weekend Photo: Work process-the digital monotype stage (American Series). Location: Trentham Mechanic’s Hall April 18 to April 24th. Read More

April 12, 2014

#LightTheDark

#Light the Dark National vigil, Sunday 23 February 2014… Read More

February 25, 2014

Molly selling badges. Adelaide 1935

Mum selling badges. Reference http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/129297240?searchTerm=Molly%20Burden&searchLimits= Still looking for drawings or works by Molly Burden… any out there?… Read More

October 24, 2013

Fishing in the Hilton Lobby

Photo mash on iPad… Read More

September 25, 2013

2050. iPad drawing

September 18, 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

Talk on “silver bullets” and other important matters.

Enjoyed giving a talk on “Why Aboriginal Housing ?”  at the State Library to the Architects Co operative-Melbourne. A journey of 40 years. Forgot to get pics but happy to survive the session, and sensible questions followed. And a hello to some faces from the past. Excerpt… Read More

September 2, 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

Justice in Paradise

Story in Subtopia by Bryan Finoki OK, I dug up some scoop on the migrant detention facility that’s being developed on the ‘œLeeward North’ side of the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base directly adjacent to the ‘Windward’ side where the terrorist suspects are being held at Camp Delta. I somehow missed… Read More

December 4, 2007

Kurt Vonnegut explains

    Angel at my shoulder (c) Julian Wigley 2010 It feels like there has been a proliferation of leaders with psychopathic personalities in many aspects of our lives since the 1980’s. History tells us they are always walk amongst us. Kurt Vonnegut description of PP’s rings so true as we recoil… Read More

January 2, 2006