Archive for February, 2011

Watch this space

Monday, February 28th, 2011

In the not too distant future, a wish I have had for almost 40 years will finally come true. I am finally returning to Madrid for a quick visit before heading south to Cordoba, Sevilla, Granada returning via Toledo. I’m…
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Getting ready

Monday, February 28th, 2011

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great news thought i would never see this.

Return to Madrid

Monday, February 28th, 2011

I’ve been very late in posting our photos of our trip. I can’t believe our holiday is over. We had waited so long to go and it was finished in a flash. After 36 hours of travel (some of which…
oh i can’t beleive it

Richard Armitage cast in “The Hobbit” at last! Will the production remain in New Zealand however?

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Congratulations to Richard Armitage for being cast as Thorin Oakenshield in “The Hobbit” movies to be directed by Peter Jackson. Richard is an actor from the UK best known here in Australia for his roles in Spooks Series 7 &…
I like this:)

Cordoba

Monday, February 28th, 2011

After spending a day in Madrid, we caught a bus to Seville via Cordoba. Fortunately we had missed the extreme heat of the past few weeks but it was still well over 35 degrees C. causing us to forget about…
does anyone know when this will take effect

Nunavut Housing Needs Survey, 2009/2010

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Data from the Nunavut Housing Needs Survey are now available for 2009/2010.
this is so true

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Monday, February 28th, 2011

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2011-02-05 A guided tour of the new wing of the NGA

Monday, February 28th, 2011

The new wing of the National Gallery of Australia opened late last year. Alongside the imposing High Court on the foreshore of Lake Burley Griffin, from the outside and like so much public architecture, the NGA building always looked impenetrable.

Now, it´s got a front door. And if you look up on your way in, one of the first things you see is a giant fish trap, cast in aluminium, and based on an ancient design from Maningrida. And visitors to the Gallery would have to be blind to miss the extraordinary permanent exhibition of Australian Indigenous art.

The exhibition is linear in some ways. It tells a story, and maps a kind of aesthetic geography. It depends on where you begin your journey, but one obvious starting point are the early boards from Papunya Tula, which flow through to the art from the Central Desert and the Kimberley. In the small galleries, there´s a nod to the Hermannsburg school, textiles including batiks from Utopia and the art of the Torres Strait as well as contemporary works on paper. I met with the curator who´s overseen the hang of the new permanent exhibition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art.
it should be interested what change will this make

2011-02-12 Beyond cocaine

Monday, February 28th, 2011

The Arhuacos live in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, on the Caribbean coast in northern Colombia, the world’s highest coastal mountain range. After years of being caught in the crossfire of a quasi-civil war driven by the supply and demand for cocaine, the Arhuacos have found an ingenious way to regain control of their lands and to stop cocaine production. At the same time they’ve developed a strategy to regenerate their sacred forest country.
this is bogus, who would think

2011-02-19 Europe’s dreaming

Monday, February 28th, 2011

The Western perception of Aboriginal art seems to oscillate between fine art and mere ethnography; nor does it fit neatly into the Western paradigm of art history. At least in Europe, the question is still being asked: does Aboriginal art belong in a museum or an art gallery?

But then it depends who you talk to.
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