I recently read Funemployed by Justin Heazlewood, a book written about the realities of earning a living as a fulltime artist in Australia. Heazlewood, an author/ comedian/musician/ writes a painfully entertaining account of his experience making a full time living in the arts. He shares his successes and his lows. In an age of facebook and... Continue reading "Funemployed Justin Heazlewood"
Arts Practise School is only the beginning. We can learn all our lives. The Lady in Number 6 A Century of Wisdom pianist Alice Herz-Sommer. We can learn all our lives is a quote from 'A Century of Wisdom' which I have just finished reading, a biography by Caroline Stoessinger about 109 year old pianist and holocaust survivor,... Continue reading "Arts Practise School is only the beginning. We can learn all our lives."
Carlo was about 87 when he related a story to me about seeing some violins during a visit to Perth many years ago and how, when he returned home to Margaret River, decided to make one. I asked if he still had it and if so, could I see it. He went inside the house... Continue reading "Piano Lessons by Anna Goldsworthy"
I have been invited as guest speaker for the next Artist Lounge Talk, a quarterly evening event providing a forum for local art and craft minded people to listen to a professional artist (or in my case photographer) discuss their art experience and knowledge. I will be giving an overview as to how I began... Continue reading "Artist Lounge Talk 7pm June 14th 2010"