Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Sunday, February 03, 2008

See you in the next life Brainhell

Brainhell is dead.

There's a photo of him (at last) on his blog and he looks every bit the witty, intelligent and handsome man that came shining through each of his blog posts.

Farewell to a really wonderful blogger.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Marrickville Leisureland

Anne Zahalka
Marrickville RSL Club, 2000
type C photograph Edition of 12 (115 x 145 cm); edition of 20 (57 x 72 cm)

The Marrickville RSL is closed for renovations. I hope they don't remove the geometric neon decorations or the mirrored ceiling. The photo above is from Anne Zahalka's "Leisureland" series of which I've been a fan for years (I show students this when we read Derrida, hehehe). If you've come through Sydney's international terminal lately you might have noticed some of Zahalka's beautiful "Welcome to Sydney" series on the walls there.

Over the years I've grown quite fond of this gigantic banner on the RSL's outside wall, and I feel I almost know these four women. I'm guessing it will be taken away or updated. It's been there at least eight years (and has become a bit faded in the sun) and most of the women pictured have probably moved on, perhaps even to other careers, by now.