Thursday 31 December 2009


scanned images from sand works I created in
the early days of the 90s
into the last day of 09 (I just made it)

These works were made for the Adelaide Festival of Arts
and depict various architectural aspects of the city

In order of appearance an aspect of:
the art gallery
the museum
the parliament

Happy creative new year

"Make your work movements as unhurried as caresses"

Saturday 26 December 2009


Dear Bloggers, blogFollowers and Blogenthusiasts

A BarryBarryXmas and a veggy new year

May 2010 be filled with loveliness
and many surprises of the positive kind

May it also be filled with blogging good words
plus encouraging and cheerful ideas

"If you have a good idea, act upon it"

image from my 'Real Irish' selection

Tuesday 22 December 2009


I have bought a scanner
and I am resurrecting the past into the present.
the past which was documented on slide
into the present of the digital age.

since I have got some 10.000 slides
there is more to come
watch out for it

this image is from the time I worked with sand
as an artist in the street

a commissions for the Food and Wine Festival
in Brunswick Street, Melbourne
titled: 'A Piece of Cake'

'Industry without art is Brutality'

Tuesday 15 December 2009


whenever I visit the Grampians, or Gariwerd, its aboriginal name,
a sculptural mountain rock formation in Victoria, Australia
I am sure to call in at Brambuk,
the Aaboriginal cultural centre

The architect, Greg Burgess, in consultation with the local aboriginal communities,
designed and built it in the 1980s
It withstood the test of time and is a building of great inspiration
filled with symbolic detail.

for instance:
it is shaped in the form of a cockatoo with outstretched wings
as if sheltering its eggs or young
It is made up of five circles which represent the five aboriginal communities
The stonework in the building represents the stone houses and the fish-traps of the area
The poles which hold up the building represent the Framlingham forest nearby
the spiral ramp leading up to the second floor represents the eel dreaming

It excited and inspired me the first time I saw it and it continues to do so

"When a good idea gets out things begin to happen"