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The Beautiful Obscure

My recently published book The Beautiful Obscure, on the intertwining cultural histories of Australia and Spain, is available now from Transmission Press, or selected bookshops. On the Transmission Press website there is also information on upcoming events and launches, as … Continue reading

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From the Archive: Lines from Worship to Despair

This piece, published in The Melbourne Review in 2013, reviewed the Art Gallery of New South Wales exhibition Renaissance to Goya: Prints and Drawings from Spain.   Lines from Worship to Despair Coming on the heels of 2012’s masterpieces from Madrid’s … Continue reading

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The Beautiful Obscure

After a year of solid writing and research, and much trawling back through years of anecdotes and memories, I am pleased to have completed the first draft of my non-fiction work exploring Australian perspectives on the cultural history of Spain. Combining … Continue reading

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Francisco de Zurburán

Yesterday marked the 350th anniversary of the death of Francisco Zurbarán, a monumental Spanish artist of the XVII century whose work, nevertheless, has often suffered by falling in the shadow cast by his more flamboyant contemporary, Diego Velázquez. Zurbarán, St. Hugo … Continue reading

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Welcome.

Dear Visitor, Friend, Reader: Welcome. This space will be used periodically to post writings [published stories, reviews, articles, interviews; extracts from unpublished works, or works-in-progress], the results of my research on the Australia-Spain relationship, thoughts on Spanish art, artists, culture, history … Continue reading

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