Posts Tagged ‘music’

Artsite Galleries
open 11am-5pm Wednesday to Sunday
closing ceremony 3-5pm March 24


hoping lots of voices join in to move the air with the power of song at the opening on the 3rd of March!

Fairfarren Janet Clayton Gallery !
Heather Ellyard Continuum 6: hum with me the lullaby of stone
Heather Ellyard Continuum 6: hum with me the lullaby of stone (detail)
Heather Ellyard No word is ever abandoned
Heather Ellyard I will wait for you
Heather Ellyard There will be stones
Heather’s work goes straight to the heart of the matter, you can see more here
‘Every blade of grass has an angel that bends over it and whispers, “Grow! Grow!”*
In the oldest traditions angels do not necessarily take on human appearance, and have been associated with the forces of nature. They may pass by in a breeze, or in the ruffling of water, in fluxes and in movement of the forces that make up our earth.
*From Midrash – the collection of Jewish moral and ethical debate based on commentaries of the sacred text
Hanna Kay Shibboleth: Y
Hanna Kay Shibboleth: B
see more of Hanna’s exquisite paintings here
if you’re in town don’t miss this show, closes at 4 this afternoon
love this compelling Crow by Jody Graham at AD Space
Jody Graham Discarded
Jody Graham Discarded (detail)
Jody’s show finished yesterday you can see more of her work here
Lorraine Connelly-Northey
“works with seemingly unworkable materials – corrugated iron, chicken wire, barbwire and sheets of aluminium, which she manipulates into the forms of Waradgerie cultural objects such as narrbangs (string bags), digging sticks, possum skin cloaks and koolimans (bush bowls). Lorraine identifies strongly with both her Waradgerie and Irish familial histories and cultural protocol and intuition underpin her practice. Having recognised her own discomfort harvesting plant fibre for weaving, she sought instead to work with industrial and metal discards. Where we might see a secondhand mattress, Lorraine sees the circular springs within it, reminiscent of linear woven forms, and instantly recognises a narrbang.”
Measured Response NAS
Penny Evans
Both representational and metaphorical, Kamilaroi artist Penny Evans’ ceramic creations are embedded with dual meanings. At times an object takes the form of a matrilineal ancestor, at others, it becomes a constellation, but it is through the making process that Penny better understands how she is connected to them. As she creates her pinch pots she makes a lot of noise – tearing apart clay slabs, slapping, rolling and puncturing them with her fingertipsbefore pinching out the material in concentric motions. There is an ancestral familiarity with the earthly clay, a material that has always known our bodies. For Penny, the action of painting white slip/ underglaze onto a terracotta or black clay body is symbolic of the act of painting up the human body for ceremony.”
Measured Response
Penny Evans detail
Lucy Simpson
“Winangaylanha ngay mara (2018)  the title means ‘my hands remember’ in Yuwaalaraay language. Lucy’s practice often begins with instinctual thoughts or memories, crucial for her body’s re-learning and responding to materials deeply connected to country, knowledge and process.
Measured Response
Lucy Simpson (detail)
selected works of the Hands on Weavers collective
read more about this wonderful work here
we also saw Girt by Sea a fabulous exhibition of aerial photography
& to top a great day off Old Man Crow played a few tunes with Aubrey & Purton at Paddington Markets

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Something Else

Posted: January 28, 2017 by Mo Crow in friends, It's Crow Time
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17--Something-else-web
Something Else © Rod Morgan 2002
illustration by Mo 2012
The illustrated lyrics of Old Man Crow
Old Man Crow & I are flying out to Cairns in a few short hours for our best friend Penny’s 60th birthday party!
PS just sorted out the problem I was having this year since WordPress changed how to edit posts & getting the images to enlarge in a new window , all the images in the last few months posts can be enlarged to see the details again!

“It’s about the music, man!”

Posted: September 16, 2016 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time
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Old Man Crow (aka Rod Morgan) lead singer in Sourpuss at the Royal George Hotel (late 70’s)
he asked young Willem van Ekert to play drums with Old Man Crow back in 2008 wondering if he would feel OK playing with such old guys…
to which Willem replied
“It’s about the music, man!”

& now you can listen to The illustrated lyrics of Old Man Crow Pts 1-4 on YouTube
Pt1
Pt2
Pt3
Pt4

or buy the book & CD set online here

The Crow Show continues at Artsite Gallery til the 25th