|Photo by Sanjay Ach|
When I got onto exploring Australian art I realised that I didn't know it all at all! Of course, that adopted English treasure, Rolf, whose paintings are respected in their own right and now sell for mega-bucks. But in my shameful ignorance I believed that aborginal art was a genre consisting entirely of paintings of dots and lizards. However, the most famous artist of indigenous origin is Albert Namajira who was classically schooled and a landscape painter extraordinaire. Sometimes information like this challenges my preconceptions about the habits of others and for someone's who's proud of my liberal stance, I hang my head in shame.
ski in Australia? Well clever clogs here did thanks to conversations that I had with a Aussie psychotherapist that I used to work with. Sally, if you read this I hope life is good! But of course the nation is famous for its sunny climes. Slip slop slap was an advertising campaign of the 1980s designed to encourage measures that countered skin cancer. Slip on a shirt, slop on the sun cream and slap on a hat was the message that caught the attention of an entire nation. What I hadn't realised was that the message had been extended. Now people are additionally urged to seek shade and slide on the sunnies. Whatever next. Sip to stay sweaty or stay in the snow perhaps?