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Darwin was warm, and wet and sticky and sometimes hot. The end of the Wet season usually means some cyclonic activity nearby to keep the city moist, and also on its toes. I put up my 12th TRAVAILOGUE exhibition at 24HR ART in Parap which was received by the Darwin art crowd on a Friday evening with build up clouds in the night sky. Beer was consumed and later in the evening karaoke was performed with the usual fluid gusto needed. I luckily was not in the mood to embarrass humanity by singing pop songs to a video screen with my unique voice.
I flew to Broome and now I sink back into a very serious studio mode. That means 10 hours a day painting and stitching to hopefully complete the dozen or so large works that were begun last year. I may not report too often over the coming months as I hope to go a little underground, minimize my social life and focus on the paintings. During this period I will also have some planning to do. Meaning a visit to Perth, an old friends 50th birthday party in Melbourne, a group show in Argentina with Carolina Furque, a small exhibition in Sydney to arrange in September, another voyage to Antarctica next January, my third solo exhibition in Paris next year as well as another Amsterdam show and the possible relocation of my studio to Argentina at the end of the year. What to do? What to do?
My diet consists of Asian style soups, iced coffee, some fruit, cigarettes and litres of water each day. Pickled pearl shell meat was a treat the other day that was most delicious washed down with a cup of green tea. Soon I will make my popular green paw paw salad and most likely drink some beer while watching large lizards wander around the garden before I dive back into the studio.