To the Archibald and Beyond…It’s all up-hill for Paul Borg

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By Celeste Hawkins “Gordon Morrison and the Dusty Miller” is Paul Borg’s latest portrait currently showing in the Salon Des Refuses at S.H. Ervin Gallery in Sydney. Each year ‘rejects’ from the Archibald and Wynne prizes are carefully selected based on a set of considerations including: quality, humour, diversity and experimentation. A while back, I spoke to Paul about his …

What are Mandalas and why are they so magical?

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By Celeste Hawkins Mandalas date back thousands of years and serve as a visual metaphor for the very essence of life itself. Many ancient cultures have embodied some form of circular design or pattern into their religious or spiritual symbols. These powerful patterns are innumerably related to living organisms within our universe such as; the flower of life, sacred geometry …

Catching up…

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I’m just having a catch up on things this week. I’ve been searching the web, making art and thinking,thinking,thinking about where I would like to take this site in the future. In the next few months, I plan on doing a few renovations to the site, especailly in regards to the layout. Keep sending me emails and feel free to …

Cirque Africa in Melbourne!

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By Celeste Hawkins Last week I had the good fortune to attend the opening night of Cirque Africa at the Burnley Oval, in Melbourne. Having not seen any other contemporary circus style performance for a while, I did expect to see a lot more trapeze style work. In fact the opposite was the case. There were of course a fabulous …

David Pledger and Alex Kelly: Art gets Hot!

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By Celeste Hawkins One of the topics that is hot right now and will continue to be is art and social change. This weekends forum “2970 º The Boiling Point” on the Gold Coast, which will see a combination of local and international innovative creatives come together,promises to be an event for futurists,artists, activists,cultural workers, academics and those interested in social change. And with …