Sue pips ’em at the post…

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Congratulations to Susan Chancellor who took out the Bega Art Pize 2014 last night with her drawing compilation Sitting with Pattie. How marvellous to see the nod given to graphic investigation (as opposed to paint.)

We’re so chuffed – apart from anything else she’s such a lovely sheila – and what a stellar year it’s been for her, having also snaffled the Basil Sellers Prize in Moruya in October.

We had intended to tart up and go in for some cultural pretese artistiche, but it was the last night of Sammy Jo and Iain’s surprise 4-day visit so naturally all plans were scuppered in favour of celebrazione di famiglia (hey, it’s natale!). Never mind, we’ll mosey in for a proper quiet look without the crowd…it’s on ’til the end of Jan.

Rest of the field here. There’s lots to like – but we have to say we were particularly taken with ceramicist Margaret Brown’s Bream in the Shadow

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…it’s a stunning neriage piece – from another lovely sheila.

For Franck and Morelle…

Our Eden treat – with Lord Nelson’s (yummy)…

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…and boat hemorrhoids!!

We’re still waiting for the kiln delivery (delayed by distance and extreme weather) so we’ve declared this our official xmas break.

So when the rest of you are stressing out with those seasonal frantics in two weeks time, we’ll be back into workshop cruising mode and quietly pulling together the cold-shop. Noice. Meanwhile we’re working our way through the cocktail list…

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…and filling our visual diaries(!)

What caught our fancy this week…

Well worth a squizz – Robert Gober’s retrospective at MoMA, The Heart is Not a Metaphor…

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There’s heaps of chat about it but we’ve decided to drop in the piece by Charlotte Kinberger (here) because we were so arrested by her elegantly poignant turn of phrase (apropos cause of death), ‘taken by intimacy’.

And then there’s Carsten Höller’s fabulous Golden Mirror Carousel at the NGV…

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Divine. Looks like a trip to Melbourne’s definitely in order.