… and here is the news:
Thanks and admiration go out to the staff of the Linden New Art gallery in Acland Street, St Kilda, literally a stone’s throw from where I live. While I’ve had a lot of photography published over the decades, I’ve never exhibited any drawings. Linden New Art affords the opportunity to do this quietly by holding the postcard show each year between November and February. Hundreds of new and established artists exhibit paintings and drawings, and all the work is available for sale.
Small proofs of three of my digital drawings were sold at the postcard show—the first drawings I had put out for people to see.
The gallery has been undergoing a radically noisy transformation for what seems, to my ears, an eternity. The ruckus started at 7am every morning and went on for more than a year. (I can’t really remember how long it was.) It seems to have been worth it.
The staff at the gallery must deal with many ‘newbies’ and hobbyists at this show every year, and I’m very grateful for their help and advice.
—14 February 2019
In print now, the 24th issue of Rabbit—a journal of nonfiction poetry. The whole issue is devoted to LGBTQ poetry. Michael Farrell was the guest editor. There are some very interesting writers and artists represented in this issue. Oh… and, then, there’s me.
I also have a poem and drawings in the most recent Pink Cover Zine (no. 3). You can read the whole thing at https://pinkcoverzine.wordpress.com.
—1 October 2018