Tuesday, June 28, 2011

some great words for the thinky thinky painter, thanks Anum

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Took a trip up to Penang on the Malaysia Asialink residency

G'day Buddha, friendly faces at the Burmese temple in Penang

Took a walk up to the Hindu Waterfall temple near the Botanic Gardens and met some colourful folk on the way.

watched these little guys for ages at the Penang Botanic Gardens

some second hand paintings, the monkey smoking is from 1958, painter unknown

traffic jam on Penang Hill

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Penang fo shizz

Julian Martin solo show, do your good self a favour if in Melbs

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


by Felix Valloton

'The temptation of St Anthony'Sidney Nolan

Monday, June 13, 2011

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Inspirational Stories
A sensitive boy at school. He didn't know what to do after school. He tried different courses. He started to love drinking. He drank solid. It didn't matter about the courses anymore. Kept drinking solid and did a few party poppers. Became a real solid drinker. 15 years flew by, still drinking solid. Then one day he gave away the drink and built a shelter for small children with his bare hands. The small children and parents and also his own parents, were proud and showed him love and appreciation.

A sensitive boy at school. He didn't know what to do after school. He tried different courses. Nothing satisfied. He started painting. He did an art course. He sold some paintings. Had a relationship for a few years. He got strung out painting so much. He joined a spiritual group started praying to the Buddhas and felt slightly calmer.

A sensitive boy at school, he knew what he wanted to do after school. He did it, settled down and had a few kids with a pretty nice lady. And he still does what he wanted to do after school. He was picked on at school but now the emotional scars have healed fairly well and he bought some organic soil planted some vegies and the corn took off.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

new friend Deep Voice

hot sweaty on train KL Sentral to Sungai Buloh
deep voice-Where you from?
me-Melbourne, Australia
deep voice- I love Bendigo
me- oh wow you've been to Bendigo, so you've been to Melboune
deep voice- yes I don't like so much
me- where are you from?
deep voice- Ghana
me- oh wow I dig African music
deep voice- you want a woman
me- oh no thanks
deep voice- what you do here
me- oh I'm an artist on a residency, what you here for
deep voice- business
me- oh yeah
deep voice- selling gold, you want some
me- no thanks, they love it here though I bet you do well. Your family in Ghana
deep voice- yes, my wife, five kids
me- wow you look young
deep voice- 30
me- yeah I'm 32 no kids yet
deep voice- I want two more kids, you only live once. heres my number call me
me- ok cheers good bye
deep voice- good bye all the best

Friday, June 10, 2011

David Jolly popped into KL on his way home from Cologne, Dave opened up a bar for the weekend. Here's some of David's gorgeous works on glass he painted on his 2006 residency here.
images courtesy Sutton Gallery

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


If you happen to be in Paris over the next month, swing by the Musee D'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris for a good dose of Van Dongen. A dutch man with anarchist leanings Kees van Dongen ended his career as a socialite painter of the Parisian elite!

Monday, June 6, 2011

See the lighter side of Rhys Lee, with collaborations with Matt Hinkley, Pia and Me and others
starts June 8 at Karen Woodbury Gallery

Friday, June 3, 2011

I've not seen on of these Nicobar Pidgeons yet from the islands of Malaysia

Thursday, June 2, 2011

sometimes their open sometimes they're open sometimes they're closed. Pretty grand when they're open. What a difference a difference can make!!!

this kind of thing looks great in motion with the peach material fluttering around and the noise of the motorbike nunununununununununering