In September last year I announced a plan to relocate from the Island with my partner Ed, possibly to Australia.
Here at the end of January, we've been happily ensconced in Melbourne for nearly 2 months, spending our days between something of a holiday and navigating the path to live here long-term. It's a pleasantly odd balance of revelling in the culture that this city offers, and jumping down the anxiety-lined rabbit hole of visa applications.
There are a great many things not worth writing about for the time being: visa applications are like dreams, only interesting to the people involved in them.
Until I have some Proper News to share with you, I'll leave some illustrations here for your perusal. Amidst the paperwork, time and space to draw and paint with no particular goal is a huge privilege.
(Yes, I'm keen to paint them on pots...!)
Films watched: Star Wars The Last Jedi, Call Me By Your Name, The Post, Loving Vincent (plus The Florida Project + Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool on our Manchester stopover)
Exhibitions visited: The Highway is a Disco - Del Kathryn Barton (NGV Australia), Romancing the Skull (Art Gallery of Ballarat), Wallace & Gromit (ACMI).