The Gang traversed mountains and high plains to wave the flag for Ned, our legendary hero hipster, at the Canberra Theater Centre/CMAG’s joint public programme Ned Kelly in Art on Saturday.

Megsie, as artist, was sandwiched between Dr Deborah Hart (National Gallery of Australia) and Clare Williamson (State Library of Victoria) for a lively discussion celebrating Ned’s place at the cultural heart of the nation.

Ned Kelly in Art panel

Ned Kelly in Art

Ned Kelly in Art

It was a thoroughly enjoyable session and, it goes without saying, Megsie had no trouble whatsoever inhabiting the Ned-zone! Thanks to the Canberra Theatre Centre and CMAG for inviting her onto the panel – we loved it.

The trip was a quickie overnighter, so we really only had time to:

(1) catch up with Jas, Jill and Jac (no photos please) La Gropp…

Megsie, Jas and Jill

Bentspoke Brewing Co

…at the Bentspoke Brewing Co – where we got into the Blow Your Bagpipe for our favourite son-in-law. They do brew a Ned ale, but were out of it on the night. Bummer dude, we’ll just have to go back…

(2) have an introduction to Felix, the newest member of the Piekalns mob…


Version 2

(3) have brekky with Dira (snap gone AWOL…)

We can report that it’s a classic Canberra winter; even the mannequins are feeling the cold…


(Click the image, chaps, for an ogle)

6 thoughts on “Neddie!!…

    • Very likely Pete, either that or the mannequin maker was a bloke and just wanted to provide amusement and titivation in the mall for his fellow bros. Thanks for the spelling headzup – I obviously had birds on the brain!!


    • Gawd, Pete, shocking. But, even that aside, his work was faithfully modelled on the classics, eh – titties abound.


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