Bob GosfordSep 30, 2016
The next time Pauline Hanson says “I speak for the people of Australia,” remember this: she will steal your integrity, roll you until you choke on your own terror, and if she can’t swallow you whole, she will drag you down and stash you in a dark forgotten place until you rot, simply because she prefers to feed on putrefied flesh.
Bob GosfordSep 30, 2016
20 years ago not everyone supported our approach of using humour and satire: I would hardly claim to have a monopoly on a “correct” response to the viciousness of racism. However, Therese and I did not sit on our hands: nor should the current arts community.
Bob GosfordSep 25, 20163 Comments
It is interesting that Howard, only the second PM to lose an election along with his seat now clings to Menzies as if to wipe out that historic defeat. Growing up under Menzies was an enervating experience: no wonder so many urban Australians got out, from Patrick White to Richard Neville and beyond: Chips Mackinolty
Bob GosfordSep 25, 2016
Blacks in the back, cunts in the front and the response to it, is emblematic of how non-indigenous Australia embraces and yet looks away from aboriginal people at the same time. This ruptured thinking process is the stringy bond with our earlier task of occupying, claiming and settling Australia, in particular the ‘wilderness consciousness’ that in its day encouraged mate-ship, an easy going attitude, and above all, manners (you could not swear at the dinner table or in front of your mother) whilst allowing rape and killing to be seen as pragmatic.
Bob GosfordAug 16, 2016
Mr Frank’s painting captured the hearts and minds of our elected members,” said Central Land Council chair Francis Kelly.
Bob GosfordJul 16, 2016
Clearly built without the aid of an architect, Po' Monkey's Lounge crazy structure sat in the middle of a cotton field — a mile and a half off Highway 61.
Bob GosfordJul 1, 2016
Bob GosfordMay 19, 2016
Many Warlpiri, like Judy Napangardi, elected to use the wildest, most inventive of palettes to represent their country and as a means of re-affirming their relationship with it
Bob GosfordMay 3, 2016
In Darwin, the Kalymnian dynamite ritual signifies the collective will of a small people defying the global trend towards homogenisation and celebrating their collective individuality with a bang, not a whimper.
Bob GosfordMay 1, 20168 Comments
Ancora s’usanu i cascittìna e cascìtti ca vennu aggiustati sempri ‘nfina a chi nunni ponnu cchiù. Quannu su assai vecchi si portanu o furnu pi ligna d’abbruçiari, e u furnaru fa pani, sfinciuni e avutri cosi. Inveçi, quannu sunnu novi, hannu i targhettina belli culurati ca parinu tanti quatretti di sissant’anni ‘nnarreri.