Back in the olden days when I was a reporter on the ABC’s weekly arts show ‘Review’ I worked with a fabulous producer called Paige Livingstone. Together we humped our blueys all over Australia in search of exciting arts stories that veered off the beaten track onto all sorts of rugged bush tracks. I lost my swag off the top of the crew’s Toyota on the rough and beautifully reddy Tamani Track on the way up to a remote Aboriginal community called Balgo or Wirrimanu. Some lucky person is sleeping under the stars in luxury as a result of my loss, resting their head on a fluffy feather pillow under a feather doona dreaming sweet dreams of the Dreamtime.
In the meantime, I continue to enjoy a wonderful painting of that awesome landscape by the late Lucy Yukenbarri who is seen carrying a huge freshly painted canvas into the art centre in this video of the trip (you can also see my swag on the roof of the car!):
Here’s another story on Aboriginal Art posted by Paige on her vimeo channel:
And here’s a kooky one on the ‘1968’ exhibition at the National Gallery:
And another on Prince’s collaboration with New York’s Joffrey Ballet: