Wednesday, 19 February 2014

A Near Miss

Hello, it's been a bit quiet here.  I haven't been working on books but other things over the hot summer.
I returned recently from a trip to Sydney where I'd been doing some specific research in the Mitchell Library in the State Library of NSW.  The trip was very focused and I didn't have time to do anything else.
I was excited to discover a large exhibition showing in the Library while I was there called Born to Concrete: Visual Poetry from the Collections of Heide Museum of Modern Art and the University of Queensland.

There was a lot of work by well known people working in the field like Alex Selenitsch, Richard Tipping, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Sweeney Reed, Mike Parr and so on. But I was delighted to see the work of Queenslanders like Madonna Staunton, Nicholas Zurbrugg, Malcolm Enright, Vernon Ah Kee, Eugene Carchesio,Scott Redford, Luke Roberts and others.

I'm ashamed to say that this excellent and large exhibition was on display at the University of Queensland only a few kilometres from where I live from 6 July - 6 October 2013 and I didn't know about it.  It then travelled to the State Library of New South Wales where it has been on show since 23 November 2013 until 16 February 2014 so I just managed to see it before it closed - I would have said a show not to be missed!.


swinkie said...

oh gee I missed it! there are so much on... and I missed you too.

dinahmow said...

So I've missed it twice!Ah,well...c'est la vie.

Fiona Dempster said...

Serendipity can be a beautiful thing - at least you were in the right place-right time in Sydney! It looks fab.