Donald Friend - Townsfolk, Ceylon  I find this mesmerising and I cannot enunciate why.

Donald Friend - Townsfolk, Ceylon I find this mesmerising and I cannot enunciate why.

Another John Brack - The New House at AGNSW. His limited palette, the angles. Bliss.

Another John Brack - The New House at AGNSW. His limited palette, the angles.

Wang Zhiyuan (王智远)'s Close To The Warm was my favourite piece in White Rabbit Gallery's amazing Reformation collection. I have continually infatuated with text as form.

Wang Zhiyuan (王智远)'s Close To The Warm was my favourite piece in White Rabbit Gallery's amazing Reformation collection. I have continually infatuated with text as form.

(Like every warm blooded human) I love John Brack's Collin Street - 5pm. Those browns are everything.  Ian Potter Gallery, NGV.

John Brack 'The chase' 1959 . John Brack 'Two typists' 1955 . John Brack 'Collins St, 5 p. John Brack 'The bar' 1954 . John Brack 'The conference' 1956 . John Brack 'The block' 1954 .

The Stranger - Robert Dickerson. Another nice one in monochrome (that I can't find online) is his Cain and Abel.

The Stranger - Robert Dickerson. Another nice one in monochrome (that I can't find online) is his Cain and Abel.

Guan Wei's Two-finger exercise (1989) Part of a simply entrancing series of one line illustrations revolving around the two finger exercise.

Guan Wei's Two-finger exercise Part of a simply entrancing series of one line illustrations revolving around the two finger exercise.

Michael Zavros' Debaser/Comme des Garçons Just breathtaking.

Michael Zavros' Debaser/Comme des Garçons Just breathtaking.

Mitch Cairn's Close Encounters from his exhibition Finches at the always wonderful, The Commercial in Redfern.

Mitch Cairn's Close Encounters from his exhibition Finches at the always wonderful, The Commercial in Redfern.

Roland Dorcely, "Le Mur de la Vie" 1956-61

Beyond Voodoo: Defying Expectations of Haitian Art

Maintenance of Stability #2 and #3 by Wang Xu.  Beautiful, and quite violent scenes of China. Quite moving in their vague, expressionistic simplicity.

Maintenance of Stability and by Wang Xu. Beautiful, and quite violent scenes of China. Quite moving in their vague, expressionistic simplicity.

Detail of Openness by Tianli Zu  A large, very corporate feeling space, Spot81 is not a gallery I've been overly enthusiastic to check out. But there are some beautiful works in this current exhibition.  I'm always a huge sucker for layered paper cuts.

Detail of Openness by Tianli Zu A large, very corporate feeling space, is not a gallery I've been overly enthusiastic to check out. But there are some beautiful works in this current exhibition. I'm always a huge sucker for layered paper cuts.

George Tjungurrayi's Untitled (2002). My first visit to Sydney's MCA was hugely exciting. I wasn't really blown away I was just overwhelmed by the energy of the place.   I loved Tjungurrayi's Untitled because, and while I'm sure it's testament to my ignorance, I hadn't seen an evolution in Aboriginal Art. I thought it inherently impossible, perhaps many would agree it should be. I'm not versed enough in the politics of it to say, but I was chuffed to see a beautiful new looking work.

George Tjungurrayi's Untitled (2002). My first visit to Sydney's MCA was hugely exciting. I wasn't really blown away I was just overwhelmed by the energy of the place. I loved Tjungurrayi's Untitled because, and while I'm sure it's testament to my ignorance, I hadn't seen an evolution in Aboriginal Art. I thought it inherently impossible, perhaps many would agree it should be. I'm not versed enough in the politics of it to say, but I was chuffed to see a beautiful new looking work.

Abdul Abdullah's portrait of Richard Bell - "I wanted to paint him as a mountain" was, I think, the most powerful and thoughtful piece at the Archies this year.   Art Gallery of New South Wales

Archibald Prize Archibald 2014 finalist: I wanted to paint him as a mountain by Abdul Abdullah

My adoration of text as form reveals itself again in White Rabbit Gallery, with Yao Peng (姚朋)'s Five Masterpieces.  "Mao Zedong's aspirations to the status of philosopher stand mocked by history; a few years after his Five Essays on Philosophy" declared that 'practice is the criterion of truth', the practice of his theories led to the starvation, persecution, displacement and murder of millions. Yao Peng took a razor to Mao's words, pulped them and glued them into a tiny cube. The book still…

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