27 September 2009

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For those who aren't locals... Saturday-26th-September was the AFL Grand Final for football in Australia. (The equivalent to NFL or NBA to people in America). It was a windy, rainy & COLD day. The upside was the roads were relatively clear of traffic as the 'Paper Lifeboat' exhibition was at 2pm (just on the start of the football grand final) and so it was a good run on the roads. Virtually everyone was either at the MCG stadium or glued to a television set indoors somewhere watching the event. Anyway... after stopping by a shopping centre with my woman for some errands, we made our way down in quick time to walk into the exhibition just as Bernard Caleo was in the middle of his theatrics playing the parts of Charles Darwin & Germain Greer...

I know its hard, but try to guess which was which.

Following Bernards performance of how comics changed the lives of these people... it was time to take a closer look at the fine artwork hanging on the walls and talk to some of the folks.

Jo Waite

Pat Grant

Bernard Caleo

M.P. Fikaris

Mandy Ord
(My personal pick of the exhibition. Great story and, as usual, beautiful artwork). I should have taken a closer photo.

My contribution...

..and a detail of the artwork.

The crowd was nice in size. It was obvious that comics were more important than beer and football to these people today. Godbless'em.

We all sat down and doodled a few drawings relating to the event. A lot of fun chatting and scribbling. Zora & I left early, and I forgot to take a detailed photo of the drawing that people were doing on the large green 'Wattle' horse (oh you noticed it in the photos?). Sorry Jen.

See you comic nuts at the next weeks monthly meetup:
WHERE: Prince Alfred Hotel on Grattan St, Carlton (across the road from Melbourne Uni.)
DATE: Saturday 3rd October '09
TIME: 2-6pm



Anonymous said...

No photo of the finished horse?! My imagination will just have to fill in the blanks... And no photo of your great little sketch of everyone sketching? That's a real shame...

-- Jen

Bobby.N said...

I think Bernard is going to put up all the sketches of the afternoon over at his blog:



Gallery Curator said...

Hi Bobby, I am uploading images of the horse (still in progress) today to the gallery flickr site. Also I linked to your post to our post, hope that's ok!