The Venice Bienalle 2017 was a great disappointment. Thankfully the ever reliable Japanese pavilion was a success , along with the New Zealand, Russian and Swiss which a emotional film about Giacometti's lover and her untold life . But overall it was boring, obvious and try hard. It amazes me that artists still think by repeating an object several times it gets better, or making it big improves it. There were some lovely drawings in the main pavilion in the gardens by Ciprian Muresan. In the Arsenale there were many works with fabric, maybe it's me but it was a craft show. And the greatest failure but to be expected was Damian Hirst, "Treasures from the wreck of the unbelievable" the title worked but the work did not. Apparently he put himself away for 10 years to produce he work, spending millions l would say on it. He should have stayed inside and just given the money to charity. I would suggest the best thing to do at the end of the Bienalle is to dump it all in the lagoon of Venice and let future generations discover it and make up their minds. There is a Guston show on that is a Guston show but includes a video of him being interviewed which made me look at the work and him differently, he definetly was a great painter and understood paint. But don't not go to Venice as there are the Tintoretto 's , Bellini's and the churches and lagoons to wonder at. Venice to me is the greatest city on earth, or in this case water, and everyone should go, but a suggestion to the Americans don't just look at the pigeons in Saint Marks square. And please don't talk when looking at great art as it always sounds bad.
Roses are red, violets are blue So are the tablets l took And Trump is a dickhead A car drove too fast And my meal was not as good as l hoped Hillary Clinton has a very bad cold Some people talk too much And my dog makes me laugh In the end, is the end So just do something that helps
An 8 th moment is making time to catchup with friends . Don't say l have a window on the 11th at 2.45, it's rude, stupid and life can be short.
Some days l walk into the studio, and nothing good happens. But that just gives me a reason to turn up the next day. Of course sometimes l just drink
Today as l went to leave the house l was confronted by a large grey boulder blocking my front door. I quickly jumped in action, l was not going to let this ruin my day. I walked out the back door, and let others worry about it.
In 1740, British Admiral Vernon (whose nickname was "Old Grogram" for the cloak of grogram which he wore) ordered that the sailors' daily ration of rum be diluted with water. The men called the mixture "grog". A sailor who drank too much grog was "groggy".
FOOTLOOSE The bottom portion of a sail is called the foot. If it is not secured, it is footloose and it dances randomly in the wind.
Did You Know? By and large is originally a sailing term meaning "alternately close-hauled and not close-hauled." A ship that is sailing "close-hauled" is sailing as directly into the wind as possible (typically within about 45 degrees of the wind). The "by" part of the phrase means "close-hauled." (This "by" also appears in the term full and by, meaning "sailing with all sails full and close to the wind as possible.") "Large," by contrast, refers to a point of sail in which the wind is hitting the boat "abaft the beam," or behind the boat's widest point. A 1669 example of a variant spelling of "by and large" gives us a sense of the range implied: "Thus you see the ship handled in fair weather and foul, by and learge" (S. Sturmy, Mariners Magazine). The suggestion of a wide range carries over into the term's "in general" sense.
Denmark . One of my favourite cities in the world. The Louisiana Museum , Tivoli park, Christiania, the meat market art and food district. People riding their bikes with trailers f
artist talks by
Sue Lovegrove and Martin King
Saturday, April 25
3.00pm @ Gallerysmith
170-174 ABBOTSFORD ST NORTH MELBOURNE VICTORIA
Everyone should watch this, most inspirational, very 8