WATCH THIS SPACE

December 18, 2012

Established on the spectacular Cradle Coast of North-West Tasmania almost 20 years ago, Barringwood Park vineyards has turned to Tobias Partners for a plan to take it into the third decade of its existence, and beyond. Sure, we’ll be reconceiving the cellar operations, creating a new restaurant and function component and adding accommodation in the true boutique lodge tradition. But, more than that: we are creating a place for growing, picking, tasting, eating, smelling, listening, watching and also staying. As this year draws to a close, we are thrilled to be moving into the next with such a generous, generative project on our drawing boards.

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NICKSTAGRAM

December 12, 2012

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BRAND NEW HEAVIES

December 4, 2012

A handful of artists transcend the parameters of the gallery to operate in the culture at large. To my mind, Indian-born Anish Kapoor is one of these chosen few. Leviathan in both the physical and psychological senses, his monumental installations engage the macro of public space and the micro of the viewer’s most intimate sense of self. I remember walking into the Tate Modern’s cavernous Turbine Hall and being dumbstruck, even gob-smacked by the sheer impact of his visceral red Marsyas sculpture, in 2002.

So, you can imagine how excited I am about the upcoming exhibition of Anish Kapoor’s work – the first of its kind – at the MCA (opening December 20th). So excited, in fact, that I actually couldn’t wait and had to get a sneak peak at the works in progress. Here are some shots of his site-specific piece. It, and several other key works including the very early powder-pigmented 1000 …

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