Archive for May 2011

Ildiko Kovacs – a stunning retrospective

We went to Hazelhurst Gallery on the weekend, and checked out the retrospective exhibition of Ildiko Kovacs. Her work is just stunning.  Mostly large canvases, but even the small ones had a huge presence. Seemingly simple motifs,  some with quite a restricted palette.

I confess I had a tear in my eye.  She is so faithful to her practice, it’s a real inspiration. It’s also been beautifully curated by Daniel Mudie Cunningham. There is a video of an interview with her too. The hardcover catalogue sold out on Opening Night, they told me. Guess I’m not the only one to appreciate her…




Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes

Archibald, Wynne & Sulman: Sydney’s annual visual triumvirate. Everyone in Sydney visits, even if it’s the only time in the whole year that they darken the door. And why the hell not? It’s great that so many people remain interested.

There’s always something to love and something…well, something you don’t really like so much.  Graham Fransella’s  Tree helped remind me what a truly exciting medium Watercolour can be.  Really,  it was one of my very favourite out of all three shows.  His piece here:











If your appetite is whetted by that, check out more of Fransella’s work  here.