Posted: May 19th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Anna Funder, Author | Tags: All That I Am, Anna Funder, Australian Book Industry Awards, Book of the Year, Literary Fiction Book of the Year, Stassiland | No Comments »
Australian author Anna Funder has taken out the top honour at this year’s Australian Book Industry Awards.
Ms Funder’s novel, All That I Am, won both Book of the Year and Literary Fiction Book of the Year at a gala ceremony held on Friday night in Sydney.
All That I Am is the second book from Ms Funder, a former legalalese with the Australian government, her first book Stassiland also gathered much acclaim, winning The Guardian First Book Prize as well as the Samuel Johnson Prize :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: May 12th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Photographer | Tags: Associated Press, Combat Photographer, Horst Faas, Pulitzer Prize Winner, Vietnam War, War Photographer | No Comments »
Veteran Associated Press war photographer Horst Faas, who was known for his images of the Vietnam War, has died at the age of 79. German-born Faas oversaw AP’s photo operations in Saigon for a decade from 1962, during the height of the combat, in a career that spanned nearly half a century.
Associated Press said he died in Munich on Thursday. The news agency said he had been paralysed from the waist down since suffering a spinal haemorrhage in Hanoi in 2005.
When Faas accepted the first of his two Pulitzer prizes in 1965, he had said his mission had been to “record the suffering, the emotions and the sacrifices of both Americans and Vietnamese in … this little blood-stained country so far away” :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: April 25th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: ART, Artist, Sergio Fermariello | Tags: ARTNESIA, Castel Sant’Elmo, Ronchini Gallery London, Saatchi & Saatchi International Prize for Young Artists in 1989, Sergio Fermariello | No Comments »
Sergio Fermariello exhibition at Ronchini Gallery, London
Opening from April 20th to June 9th at Ronchini Gallery London, the new exhibition of Sergio Fermariello is inspired by the archetypal symbols and shapes from the past,with a particular emphasis on mythology and antiquity. This first show of the artist in the UK includes new and existing key works from Fermariello and has been curated by ARTNESIA.
The work of Fermariello began with the symbol of a warrior, an image that holds particular significance to him as a sign of strength. These armed figures have been synthesised and repeated throughout his canvases with an obsessive rhythm for over 20 years. The icons of archers and soldiers that Fermariello use on his work are borrowed from the Etruscans and the Garamantes :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: April 13th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: ART, Gallery Opening, Jewels Stevens, Kick Gallery, Melbourne | Tags: Between Two Worlds, Jewels Stevens | No Comments »
Between Two Worlds is Jewels Stevens latest showing at Collingwood’s Kick Gallery. As always Stevens has splashed out on colour, with works that are vibrant, sensational, and once again, she’s created works that lend a view of audacious colour that one might imagine lives some place between the horizon and a vivid imagination filled sky. At times explosive, this latest hanging sits against Kicks walls mid-eruption.
“It is no trick to make a simple thing complex” great jazz bassist Charles Mingus once said. “The real accomplishment is making something complex simple”
Stevens – in her 4th solo exhibition with Kick – has taken her now signature use of colour to an absolutely emotive level. Her clever use of perspective leaves the viewer wondering if we have perhaps fallen into a world too small or large to visualise. This latest wonder from Stevens runs until April 28, 2012. Read the full article »»»»