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beginner’s mind and the democracy of colour

I like the concept of beginner’s mind; oriental, martial artsy idea that you empty the consciousness of preconceptions, allowing space for fresh energy to flow in. My T’ai Chi teacher thought I practised it well. It applies to my work … Continue reading

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Tamworth Textile Triennial

On Fri last the newly refurbished Textile event opened at Tamworth Regional Gallery. Previously it had happened every two years; its new format will allow for a more vigorous, longer tour. Under the guiding hand of the charismatic Sandra McMahon … Continue reading

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Australian indigenous dot paintings

The friend with whom I share my house worked as a teacher in Alice Springs in 1984. I visited him for a two week holiday, during which we bought four small dot paintings and I bought a larger work [1 … Continue reading

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