Category Archives: gender identity

the nature of gender identity

The Royal Commission investigating the Australian Catholic Church’s response to its priests abusing children has deliberately restricted the parameters of its investigation. Some other organisations will come under its scrutiny; however pedophilia within the family unit will not be investigated. … Continue reading

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keepers of the rainbow

confession: this week has been a detour, time to learn from having been way-laid & return on message. It started on Tues night with SBS Insight discussing marriage equality; next day the website continued the discussion; the trolls emerged from … Continue reading

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hey poof

My thanks to the ABC Sun am show Outsiders for this story. Apparently this week in Melbourne there has been an onfield incident of homophobic sledging. God knows, players get up close enough & personal in their clinches, they’re holding each … Continue reading

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We must, as a species, come to terms with how we interact, set boundaries in order to protect the young. Yes, the bonobo monkeys are freeform in their behaviour, except for copulation between mother and son. Psychologists have established that … Continue reading

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the nature of

Portrait of Gareth Thomas, 2011, woven tapestry, 18 cms H X 15 cms W, cotton, woollen, synthetic wefts. Artist statement for my entry in a new tapestry competition honouring the late Kate Derum: “I knew Kate Derum from many tapestry events. … Continue reading

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new header

My new header is the third of a series of four tapestries I created after graduating from the College of Fine Arts COFA with my Master of Design (Hons) degree in 2003. This work is called Whose Beauty is Past Change, … Continue reading

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Homage to El Greco Sebastian (never felt a wound)

Just been informed that this work has been included in the 2011 Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award exhibition. The selection panel was Antonia Syme, Executive Director of the Australian Tapestry Workshop, Anthony Camm, Director of Ararat Regional Gallery and Dianne Mangan, Director … Continue reading

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