Monday, 31 August 2009
Sunday, 30 August 2009
Saturday, 29 August 2009
- 5lbs 10oz (about 2.5kg) of potatoes (two or three kinds)
- a large bunch of coriander (you can never have too much coriander!)
- a bunch of spring onions (I thinned a row of "real" onions... I suppose this is why they are called "spring onions."
- four small leeks ( 9oz/250g)
- 4 x 4 oz bunches of broccoli (total is 1lb/450g) and the bunches are the right size for us for a meal with other stuff.
- a handful of broad beans.
- and the chooks laid a total of six eggs (among 13 of them!)
Friday, 28 August 2009
I found another flowering acacia under the gum trees. There are a number of native plants under these trees and this one is close to the neighbour's shed. I put it there to stop the dogs running through the gap. It is quite large now...
Home again, and I'll see what else I need to do in the garden and in preparation for the exhibition opening next weekend.
Thursday, 27 August 2009
Tuesday, 25 August 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Artist, Dennis Spiteri, will be in Tanunda at the Barossa Regional Gallery for the Sepember 6th opening of a stunning exhibition of his paintings.
Music has always been important to the artist and has informed his work over many years. Each of the series of paintings he has produced have had particular music at their core, beginning with his "Mass" in 1970 (inspired by Beethoven’s "Missa Solemnis"), to his current series "The Song of the Earth" in 2005.
Paintings from two series will be included in the Barossa exhibition.
The two paintings in the series, "Cambodia," express the horror and anger of what happened to the people of that country.
The series "Song of the Earth" had a long gestation period. The idea developed as the artist worked on his country property, planting thousands of trees. The sudden confrontation with nature, after years of being cloistered in city studios, was overwhelming. Mahler's Song of the Earth helped to give structure to the series.
The artist's studio in country Victoria doubles as a gallery in which he is able to exhibit his work which requires a dedicated space in order to accommodate the large size of the individual paintings. The Barossa Regional Gallery and South Australians are lucky to have this spectacular exhibition of paintings by Dennis Spiteri so close to home.
The exhibition will be opened by Angaston musician, Peter Brownridge at 2.00 pm on Sunday September 6th, 2009. The artist will be present.
The exhibition will continue until October 13th.
Artist's website: http://www.dennis-spiteri.com/
Barossa Regional Gallery
3 Basedow Rd,