local ochre and cross cultural exchange

April 26th, 2009  |  Published in practice  |  1 Comment

Collecting local ochre and grinding it into paint is a rewarding and grounding process which connects painting practice to country

Collecting local ochre and grinding it into paint is a rewarding and grounding process which connects painting practice to country

rich staining ochre tracks its grains upon the luminous white gesso

rich staining ochre tracks its grains upon the luminous white gesso

Met Canberra artist Frank Thirion and discussed his use of ochre and his indigenous inspired practice which connects to country and constellation.

The interest in cross cultural exchange evident in Australian art culture as indicated in the Archibald and Wynne prizes this year

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  1. Nigel says:

    April 27th, 2009 at 7:52 pm (#)

    Hey Vanessa, it’s pleasure to see a pared back simple blog format which prioritises the images. One suggestion: unless you know to click on the post title, there’s no apparent way to access the comments (leave a response) facility (as I am now). Can this be tweaked in this theme to insert a tab in each post?

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