OK, I’m only going to Sydney, but it’s very exciting nonetheless. My ‘bridge book’ is in the inaugural artists’ book show organised by Australian Bookbinders Inc, opening at the Pine Street Gallery in Chippendale on Wednesday. I could have stayed at home, but I wanted to go, partly because the show is being co-curated by my friend Sue Anderson, and partly because it’s just fun to go to Sydney. Dianne Fogwell – a printmaker whose work I admire – is opening the exhibition and I’ll be going to the after-show dinner because I’m staying with Sue and if she’s going, I’m going!
I fly there on Wednesday morning, I have the luxury of visits to the Museum of Contemporary Art AND the Impressionists exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales (members’ room here I come…), then the opening and dinner afterwards and staying with Sue, and as if that wasn’t enough I can do some shopping on Thursday morning before I fly home. Bliss! The only slight downer is that I haven’t really got enough money to shop on a grand scale, but who cares? Just catching a glimpse of the sort of thing one can’t get in Coffs Harbour will be fun. I am an expert window-shopper.