John Clarke, We Need You More Than Ever

John Clarke, We Need You More Than Ever

April 11, 2017

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

Nine Powerpoints on John Berger

Nine Powerpoints on John Berger

January 9, 2017 2

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

Purple Reign

Purple Reign

April 22, 2016

(Never) growing up with Prince.

I.M. Malcolm Fraser, with drawings

I.M. Malcolm Fraser, with drawings

March 20, 2015

He stood out, he stood up. He was a big man of the old school.

The Joy of Martin Sharp

The Joy of Martin Sharp

December 2, 2013

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

It’s Velvet, Underground

It’s Velvet, Underground

October 28, 2013 2

Why Lou Reed mattered.

C.J. Koch 1932-2013, resident genius

C.J. Koch 1932-2013, resident genius

September 26, 2013 2

Jim Morgan remembers a friend in the literary world, the great C.J. Koch.

Laid to Rest, Seamus Heaney

Laid to Rest, Seamus Heaney

September 2, 2013

The late great poet as a ferry. And a drawing.

Under Sondheim’s Hat (Sunday in the Park with George)

Under Sondheim’s Hat (Sunday in the Park with George)

July 24, 2013 2

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).

She’s not an artist, she’s a potter! (The great Gwyn Hanssen Pigott 1935-2013)

She’s not an artist, she’s a potter! (The great Gwyn Hanssen Pigott 1935-2013)

July 9, 2013 1

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)