Dancing with joy - Dr Gabrielle Appleby
With her proud ma and pa and partner Scott (who had to endure Gabrielle's months in front of the computer!)
Not only did she carry the mace (to protect the Vice Chancellor if he was under attack), but she also won The Doctoral Research Medal, the Dean's Commendation, and the Bonython Prize.
What a woman!!
When I was a student in London in the late 1960s (now that gives away my age) I used to spend many hours in the Tate, in the Turner Gallery, completely spaced out by the amazing seascapes, and skies, and wondering about his use of light... so I have been really excited to see his work again at the Adelaide Art Gallery, and it did not disappoint. The exhibition shows a lot of his earlier work, and preparation for his bigger canvases. I really loved the work he did later in his life, probably his eyesight was failing, and the canvases are almost not there. It reminded me of Lloyd Rees' later work. I didn't know that Turner left many canvases "unfinished" and when he had an exhibition he would add the foreground image and more detail when it was hanging in the exhibition, depending on what paintings were next to his (to try and outdo the other paintings!!). He was certainly a painter before his time and has been quite rightly called one of the first impressionists.