Thursday, 13 January 2011

in the studio

A writer’s room looks at most like a kind of untidy office. We all ‘write’. Many of us use such devices as the one I’m typing this onto. It’s pretty ordinary really. Perhaps this is why artist’s studios are places of fascination. While in Australia I visited the studios of four artists. In Brisbane Ian Friend (top) and Angela Gardner (second image) occupy spaces in adjacent backyards in Wooloongabba (in an area thankfully unaffected by the subsequent floods). In Melbourne Vera Moller (third image) and Philip Hunter (fourth) share the upstairs space of a large warehouse in East Brunswick. I always think it a privilege to gain entry to such spaces because what’s on display is something you’d never see in a writer’s room unless you were to look over their shoulder at the screen.

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