April, 2017

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John Clarke, We Need You More Than Ever

, Apr 11, 2017

Kind, dry and cheerful, John Clarke was a comic genius "interested in everything, but nothing else."
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Nine Powerpoints on John Berger

, Jan 09, 2017

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John Berger (1926-2017) was one of the most influential critics of the last fifty years, extracting radical content from tradition.
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Purple Reign

, Apr 22, 2016

(Never) growing up with Prince.
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I.M. Malcolm Fraser, with drawings

, Mar 20, 2015

He stood out, he stood up. He was a big man of the old school.
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The Joy of Martin Sharp

, Dec 02, 2013

His art made naughtiness fun, psychedelia even more psychedelic and Sydney a city of joy. (Martin Sharp 1942-2013)
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It’s Velvet, Underground

, Oct 28, 2013

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Why Lou Reed mattered.
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C.J. Koch 1932-2013, resident genius

, Sep 26, 2013

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Jim Morgan remembers a friend in the literary world, the great C.J. Koch.
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Laid to Rest, Seamus Heaney

, Sep 02, 2013

The late great poet as a ferry. And a drawing.
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Under Sondheim’s Hat (Sunday in the Park with George)

, Jul 24, 2013

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See art come to life: Victorian Opera's satisfactory rendition of a musical about art, a painter and his painting (and the difference between historical heroic individualism and contemporary collaboration).
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She’s not an artist, she’s a potter! (The great Gwyn Hanssen Pigott 1935-2013)

, Jul 09, 2013

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Gwyn Hanssen Pigott, one of our great conjurers of calm and silence, passes away. She was a proud potter; she declined to be an "artist." ('In the West where the appreciation of pottery is a marginal activity.' Edmund de Waal)