Why “Arts Diary 365”?
Because we are surrounded by art and encounter art every day of the year.
I am waking up to the works by John Brack, Bill Henson, and David Warren. My trip to the kitchen is accompanied by works by Kristin Headlam, Steve Cox, and James Gleeson. I am having breakfast surrounded with works by Geoffrey de Groen, Lynne Boyd, and John Peart.
There are works of art in every office where I work as a consultant; in homes of friends and clients I visit; and in most clubs and restaurants I go to.
There are murals and monuments in the streets; frescoes and stained glass windows inside places of worship; portraits of worthies and historical paintings inside public buildings.
For those of us who wish it so, art is a synesthetic experience that accompanies us on every step of our journey through life, every day of the week, of the month, of the year.
Hence ‘Arts Diary 365’.
This diary is a reflection of this experience.
Eugene Barilo von Reisberg, Melbourne, 2014
[Portrait by David Warren, © Courtesy of the Artist]
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