Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Opening of the Guggenheim, Abu Dhabi, 2013

"Opening of the Guggenheim, Abu Dhabi, 2013"    Oil on canvas     41x51cm    2010

Ned and Burka Woman felt right at home at the Grand Opening of the Guggenheim in Abu Dhabi, 2013. Ned suspected that Canadian-American architect, Frank Gehry, had modelled the stunning museum design on the lines of his own unique armour. And Burka Woman really enjoyed showing off the Sidney Nolan works of Ned Kelly to her female UAE friends.


Burka Woman reminded her good friend that while the 2009 Janasse "Chaupin" Ch√Ęteauneuf-du-Pape was indeed a magnificent and noble wine being served at the Grand Opening, it was worth keeping in mind that its alcoholic content of 15% could have quite an intensive effect after downing a few.
"Guggenheim Opening II, Abu Dhabi, 2013"   Oil on canvas    25x20cm    2010


Thursday, November 3, 2011


Burka's sisters were very pleased to meet Ned at last. They had heard so much about him in Burka's letters, and trusted him as the right person to help them settle into a new way of life in Australia. 
Having survived a brutal invasion of their home country by the West, and the perilous journeys by leaky boats from one country to the next, staying over six months at a time in numerous open refugee camps, the three sisters finally made it to the designated secret Northern Australian island beach.
The sisters clung to each other, weeping silent tears of joy, sorrow and relief, before being whisked away to a safer meeting place.... out of sight from those people who would have them locked up for their heroic desperate efforts to choose life over death, safety over living in terror....