It's almost February, so I've decided to up the ante with tips for five exhibitions, five galleries and five books to get your creative juices flowing and get you started for the year.
After a long rejuvenating Chrissy and New Year's break, the first thing I do is set my goals for the year and plan what to do, look out for and read. I may not get around to doing all of these, but I sure like to 'plan' to do them. It's the first step towards staying on top of things for the year. That is before it all unravels and the year turns into complete over-worked chaos. This year I plan on things being different!
So with that in mind, I thought I'd share some things that I think are FABULOUS and that people are sure to like if they saw, visited or read:
FIVE SHOWS TO GO TO
Second Nature: Solo Exhibition by Julie Blyfield at Funaki
The Sixth: An exhibition at West Space curated by Christina Hayes and Kirsten Turner
Sampler: A tapestry exhibition by Mardi Nowak of female pop stars - can't help but love Kylie!
Debris Slide: New work by Brad Rusbridge @ Seventh, Workers Window
Walking the Line: Recent work by Arts Project Australia artists, curated by Melissa Petty
FIVE GALLERIES TO KEEP AN EYE ON
Funaki: Jewellery by the best of the best
Craft: Craft by the best of the best
Lucy Folk: Very talented jeweller, with great ideas
Gallerie Ra: One of the top international contemporary jewellery galleries
West Space: 20th anniversary year and a great exhibition space
FIVE BOOKS TO GET YOU GOING (RECENT & NOT SO RECENT)
The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp: Sets you on the right creative path - have before but can't go past
What Falls Away by Mia Farrow: Gets you thinking and dreaming - love Mia's rhythmic writing
Eat Mangoes Naked by SARK: Nourishes the soul, even though the techno-coloured presentation is hard to look at
A is for apple by Alan Saunders: Meditations on food and drink - a quick witty read
Just Kids a memoir by Patti Smith - just loved this book and the snapshot into Manhattan in the 1970s