Tread Softly Because You Tread On My Dreams

In the village of Drumcliffe, County Sligo, lies the final resting place of one of the worlds most beloved modern poets, William Butler Yeats. Not far from his grave this memorial to his work celebrates the poet, his work and my favorite poem ‘He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven’. This sculpture created by artist […]

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The Strike

In 1892 William Ford and Arthur Bayley had been prospecting near the Western Australian country town of Coolgardie. Their story tells how one evening their bush camp was swept away by a flash flood. In their dismay, vowing they’d had enough, they searched for all their scattered belongings with the intention of quitting. In their […]

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Waiting for Her to Blink

Do you find mannequins a little disturbing but can’t help stare at them waiting for a blink, or twitch or some give-away that there’s something more than just paint and plastic? Then I know you’d enjoy Nina Ventura’s mannequin transformations. This image is from her exhibition at last year’s SALA festival at the Adelaide Convention […]

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The Fate of Shane O’Connor

Tibbot Bourke, the first Viscount of Mayo was a ruthlessly proud man so Irish legends tell. One evening at dinner, Tibbot’s wife Maeve mused how her brother Shane O’Connor was a stronger man than her husband. In his resulting rage Tibbot sought the man accused of being his better and they fought to the death. […]

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