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Saturday, 03 April 2021


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...and for those of us who can't see the show, it's a well designed and informative website.

America and much of the world is in the midst of an epidemic that is killing millions. No, not just Covid 19, but obesity. Our food has been designed by chemists to keep us satisfied but never full. It is marketed in ever more insidious ways and delivered “free” to our doorsteps.

When 42% of your population is obese you are in a crisis, yet any politician who dares to do something about the problem would be run out of office.

I am sad to say I don’t see any correction in sight.

Next week, I’m off to see this one:


Also I’m Australia, but just down the road from Melbourne...

Mike, I ordered ‘She-oak and Sunlight’ immediately, through the Book-Depository, as I live in the Netherlands. What a pleasant surprise - not only for me, but also for my girlfriend I am sure, it will arrive just before her birthday. Thank you ! And looking at the Charles Condor painting you included, ‘A holiday at Mentone’, I realised once more how silly IMO the ‘I always should wide open’ stance is.
And now that I am here, what an impressive letter you wrote to the Craigslist crook. A truly civilised way to deal with things like these.

Looking through the highlights, the Roberts and McCubbin works are some of the most iconic paintings in Australia's modern history. This looks like an amazing exposition. The NGV itself is also well situated. You can walk to it from the city, taking a longer path through the Botanical gardens and Yarra, to give your mind more space to take in the art (as opposed to just turning up in a car park). Melbourne is so lucky to have public spaces so freely open in these times...


Thank you, Ross and Mike, for alerting us to the exhibition and link. It's a lovely surprise. I'm not in Melbourne, so the website link is appreciated.

The exhibition features some works of Arthur Streeton, who was the subject of his own in-depth exhibition recently at The Art Gallery of NSW, in Sydney. That exhibition really opened my eyes to the friendships that existed between the painters of that period, which served to inspire and challenge them to try out new approaches.

Here's the interactive tour, which I found a bit clumsy to view the works themselves:


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