Monday, May 24, 2010


Martyn and Joanne came up from Melbourne for my going-away party and weekend. A send-off by them, Therese, Mum, Deb and Steve, and Col and Tracey, at the airport. Lovely brunch out at Burrumbuttock at Di and Brendon's on Saturday. Thanks, everyone, for the well wishes. Stay safe yourselves.

My home away from home in Sydney these days is Australia Street Guest House ( run by photographer Anne Zahalka and her film producer husband Ian Collie. Last night Anne gave my old friend Chris M and me an artist's talk on her new series, "Homeground!", which is being exhibited outside and in three pubs in Newtown. The works are contemporary, multicultural reinterpretations of the classic old pub posters of the 1930s to 1970s. My friend Rick appears in two of them. They look wonderful. We had drinks, and a huge antipasto platter courtesy of the hotel, at the Union Hotel, where the exhibition opened.

This older work by Anne is called "The Bathers".

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