This part of the site is still very much a work-in-progress.

I wrote prolifically about the arts for a couple of years in the early 1990s and intend to post some of my better pieces here when time permits.


In her element – Artsource

Courtesy Stewart Scambler.

Courtesy Stewart Scambler.

Dreamtime stories teach ecological realities – Science Network WA

Belonging to where I am – Artsource

Studying music, dance and art in Bali –



Very few women still practise this art

A double ikat weaver at her loom – photo by Geoff Vivian

Tenganan: Home of Bali’s rarest textiles –


Rod Garlett near his Avon Valley dreaming site

Rod Garlett near his Avon Valley dreaming site – photo by Geoff Vivian

Journeying in his own country – Artsource

Micro-scale technique helps preserve rock art legacy – Science Network WA


Elizabeth Marruffo

Elizabeth Marruffo in her studio. Photo by Geoff Vivian

Artist crowd funds her overseas study – Artsource

Judgement and the Vulnerable Male – catalogue essay for an exhibition Matrix Tw(o)rigin by Paul Trinidad and Suklu

Independent musician steps it up Theona Councillor – Midwest Times

STILL – catalogue essay for an exhibition by Judy RogersOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Digital technology resurrects ancient rock art – Science Network WA

Life changing learning Pierre Capponi – Artsource


Kavisha delivers – Midland Echo

Wanjina art competition ‘hurts Mowanjum people’ – KimberleyPage

More stories here.


Dutch musician accused of ripping off Aboriginal music – WA Today


Julie Dowling at Artplace – Artseen

In Her Arrangement – paintings by Shaaron du Bignon – Artseen


Public art in St George’s Tce near Barrack Street – Artseen


The texture of making – Jon Denaro – The Western Review


Shakespeare, sex and violence – The Western Review

Magnificent seven: Bindjareb Pinjarra – The Western Review