Tag Archives: Alice Springs

I Am Large, I Contain Multitudes

For all that Alice Springs is a small city, the complexity of its composition never fails to surprise.  Open the pages of the Alice Springs News, and you will find a fair amount of variety, but come away with an … Continue reading

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Papunya Tula, Alice Springs

The catalog for Unique Perspectives: Papunya Tula Artists and the Alice Springs Community (Araluen Arts Centre; Papunya Tula Artists, 2012) is deceptively slim in size, a mere 96 pages that is, however, packed with vivid color and equally vivid memories. … Continue reading

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Eleanor Hogan’s “Alice Springs”

In 2010 Newsouth Books began publishing its City Series of monographs about major Australian cities.  Apart from Perth and Darwin, the capital cities have been covered to date.  Each volume combines personal memoir with a bit of history, anecdote and … Continue reading

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There Is No Town Like Alice

Let’s backtrack a week or so to Alice Springs, although the memories seem tame now by comparison to the rush of Darwin’s events.  We arrived on the midday flight from Sydney, which gave us just enough time to drop our bags … Continue reading

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Good Light in Alice

We seem to be in a season of memoirs.  Some might say it is a season in hell, but all of these memoirs, despite the sorrows they chronicle, offer hope.  Whether it is Howard Goldenberg’s Raft (Hybrid Publishers, 2009) with its … Continue reading

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Art Market Intrigue: a novel

Well, if the vagaries of the art market and last week’s post haven’t sated your appetite for the intrigues of buying, selling, trading–and stealing–then you might want to check out the new novel by Martin Roth, Hot Rock Dreaming (Ark … Continue reading

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Alice Forever Changes

They say that if you see the Todd River flow three times you’ll never leave Alice Springs again.I’ve seen water in the Todd twice, and I haven’t given up hoping. I first arrived in Alice Springs nearly twenty years ago … Continue reading

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