No mean feat! Our 900km trek across the Northern Coast of Spain relived…

For those who missed my story  The Road Less Travelled‘ on Artravelife a couple of months ago, here it is again – for a Spanish holiday read about walking, art, food, a few blisters and memories of many barking dogs.

Along the way on the Camino del Norte, Spain.



Stocking Stuffers – my top 10 ‘great art things’ of 2011…

This year has disappeared way too fast so it’s good to look back just a little and see what was worth remembering.

Here are my Top 10 ‘Great Art Things’ written for The Art Life where you can also read favourites from Carrie Miller and Andrew Frost.

Hobie Porter 'In Search of Arcadia' 201, Oil on Polyester canvas 43cm x 43cm

[Photograph: Courtesy of the artist, Hobie Porter]

Lionel Bawden’s ‘Pattern Spill’ exhibition in Melbourne.

500,000 pencils and counting…

Artist and sculptor Lionel Bawden has a new exhibition at Karen Woodbury Gallery in Melbourne. I recently had a chat with him for The Art Life.

Lionel Bawden, Pattern Spill II, 2011, coloured Staedtler pencils, epoxy, incralac on perspex shelf, form: 24.0 x 32.0 x 25.5 cm, shelf: 7.5 x 30.0 x 60.0 cm Photo: Craig Bender

There’s surely ‘Nothing Like Performance’.

Last week I attended the opening of ‘Nothing Like Performance’ at Artspace in Sydney. The exhibition presents the work of five artists – Matthew Bradley, Lauren Brincat, Paul Donald, Will French and Yiorgos Zafiriou and the collaborative practice Brown Council (with artists Fran Barrett, Kate Blackmore, Kelly Doley and Diana Smith). Read the full review here.

Lauren Brincat, This Time Tomorrow:Tempelhof, installation view, Artspace, Sydney, 2011. Photo: silversalt photography