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15.3.07

the mercury can suck it..

after an article featuring everyone else in the show except me, i had a bit of a tantrum about the illawarra mercury and whether my artwork was ever going to be acknowledged by the paper.

well, this week, the mercury can suck it. i've been accepted to have a show at the renowned artist-run space allan's walk in bendigo!! with my good buddy linda mcrae (otherwise known as loopy or goo)!! yay! we rock and no amount of lack-of-local-exposure is going to deny me this happy dance... *it's your birthday, it's your birthday*

this show won't be until next year, when i get back from overseas, but it will be a great start to the year and a real celebration of good stuff for both of us! what a way to celebrate moving back across the border. and you will be hearing about it, that's for sure.


when i found out, i called my mum to tell her the news. and i realise that this makes me an absolute dork, but did get me thinking about success. do we just start to take these things for granted? or no matter how much success i manage to garner, will i always call my mum in excitement? did daniel von sturmer ring his mum when he got selected for venice? does tracey moffat still call her mum when she gets selected for the armory? and what about outside the arts.. do you planner types call your parents when you score a pitch? does brett lee call home when he gets selected for the world cup? or is it so expected, so passe that it's not worth a mention, except for the very uncool and supremely geeky classes of the world?

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At 16 March, 2007 07:40, Anonymous Rob @ Cynic said...

First ... don't worry about the Illawara Mercury because it has to be the crappest paper in existence and NOT being in it, is actually a compliment.

Remember I lived in Wollongong for 6 months and everyday I read it in the desperate hope that I'd actually find some some real news other than page after page of [1] cinema listings, [2] sexline numbers or [3] sporting results.

And trust me ... I STILL send my Mum all the cuttings/coverage/work we do that gets into the media - I am a geek, but a proud family geek and I don't give a shit if that's unbelievably uncool!

Congrats ... knock 'em dead.

 
At 16 March, 2007 12:04, Blogger lauren said...

i know that the Mockery is really only good for protecting my tea cup in the move and i don't really believe that anyone who reads it will be interested in my work, but last week i just lost a bit of confidence and went looking for love in all the wrong places.

i'm glad to hear that the head of a super successful agency still calls mum! at least if its geeky, i'm in good company :)

 
At 16 March, 2007 13:59, Blogger Stan Lee said...

Illawarra?

Where the hell is Illawarra anyway?

Congrats on the Bendigo show. They have a brilliant gallery there. Possibly one of the best regional galleries I've ever visited. So it's obviously a town of good taste.

Unlike Illa-bloody-warra.

 
At 16 March, 2007 14:03, Blogger lauren said...

lol!! thanks stan - Illawarra, as in Wollongong - South Coast NSW. Ask Rob, he'll tell you all about it :)

Great regional gallery, great artist-run space and don't forget about Bendigo Pottery - awesome pottery..

 
At 18 March, 2007 16:10, Blogger Will said...

I ALWAYS phone my dad and mum when anything good happens career/academic wise.

Just one of those things.. unlucky about the lack of mentions, but don't worry - as Rob says, fuck the paper.

 

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