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A story of love, loss and connection

‘All that you’ve become.’ NOVEMBER show, Suki & Hugh Gallery, Bungendore When emerging Sydney-based artist Jaimee Paul lost her father earlier this year she chose to channel her heartache into something positive. She has created a body of watercolour paintings and drawings for a solo exhibition entitled ‘All that you’ve become’ at

Palestine Diaries: the Australian Light Horse

Book review by Nick Goldie In 2003 Jonathan King published the Gallipoli Diaries, which was re-issued in a revised commemorative edition in 2014. This year, to mark the centenary of the famous charge at Beersheba, he has published his Palestine Diaries, the “Light Horsemen’s own story, battle by battle”. (These are just two

Try a little mint for garden colour

Story and images by Jo Walker, District Bulletin, November 2008 FOR THOSE who appreciate a splash of blue, mauve or white in their gardens at this time of year, mint-bushes would have to be one of the better choices. These eye-catching plants are in the same family (Lamiaceae) as the aromatic

‘Whispering Earth’, Jo Victoria at Suki and Hugh Gallery in October

Fossils, weathered stone, broken shell, archaeological stratifications and landscape scars all carry evidence of life and natural forces over time.  Flattened grasses on worn paths, windblown leaves and scattered sticks are more recent manifestations of interactions between people and nature. Canberra based ceramic artist Jo Victoria has drawn together her two

The Mighty West

Incomparable feeling of winning after long drought Book review by Adrienne Ribeny who lived a parallel footy history – part of the Australian legend Being the one true devotee of Australian Rules Football (AFL) in my Canberra-based family, I was the automatic choice to review The Mighty West by Western Bulldog tragic,

Is the President a Russian spy?

Book review It’s 1980, and the Cold War is at its worst. There’s a belief that if the Americans pull out of Europe, Soviet forces will be at the English Channel within weeks. At the heart of the matter, the loyalty of the President of the United States is compromised. This is