OK, so we’ve been away from home for just over a week, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen so much art in so short a time. Such is life when shared with an Art Student. Here’s a partial list of the artists we’ve seen so far, in Los Angeles and New York, with many more to come.
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- Belvoir: The Jungle & the Sea (S. Shakthidharan & Eamon Flack 2022) 4 December 2022Image from Belvoir websiteFrom the opening moments in which a blindfolded older woman in a sari dances in silence on an almost bare stage, this is captivating. It's also epic, and feels necessary. It's a joy and a privilege to have seen it.
- Slow Horses Season 2 (James Hawes, from books by Mick Herron 2022) 3 December 2022This terrific show is back. Gary Oldman's character is as gloriously unsavoury and horrible as before.
- Quarterly Essay 87: Uncivil Wars (Waleed Aly & Scott Stephens 2022) 3 December 2022Subtitle: How contempt is corroding democracy. The Minefield meets Quarterly Essay
- The Wharf Revue 2022: Looking for Albanese (Jonathan Biggins, Mandy Bishop, Drew Forsythe, Phillip Scott 2022) 29 November 2022A great 90 minutes of singing, dancing sketch comedy.
- Wednesday (Alfred Gough 2022) 28 November 2022As a teenager I loved Charles Addams' cartoons in The New Yorker, and also what I saw of the original TV series. This series, about Wednesday's time at a boarding school that's like a dark parody of Hogwarts, gives the same pleasure. Tim Burton's direction is just right, and Jenna Ortega as Wednesday is perfect.
- Belvoir: The Jungle & the Sea (S. Shakthidharan & Eamon Flack 2022) 4 December 2022
TagsABC Alison Croggon art Australian Women Writers Challenge children's literature comics David Brooks David Malouf doggerel editing Elizabeth McMahon First Nations history Jeff Sparrow Jennifer Maiden journals Marcel Proust memoir non-fiction Novel NSWPLA Overland Pam Brown phone photo poetry Quarterly Essay science fiction/fantasy Sydney Writers' Festival The School Magazine translation
December 2022 M T W T F S S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
- November verse 14: Graduation
- November verse 13: Hearing aids
- November verse 12: On a dead goldfish
- Kit Kelen’s Bung Mazes
- November Verse 11: In the sauna
- November Verse 10: Pictures and words
- A Launch
- November Verse 9: Shouting at my phone
- November Verse 8: Graupel
- November Verse 7: Demo
- November Verse 6: Eclipse
- Middlemarch: Progress report 1
- November Verse 5: Active Seniors
- November Verse 4
- Ian McEwan’s Lessons: page 75