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Round 18 – Richmond v Port Adelaide: Feeling Good

Kate Birrell was looking forward to a footy fix after a holiday in Bali, and her Tigers didn’t let her down. Kate was happy woman indeed!

Almanac Art: Waiting for play to start at the MCG

Kate Birrell is at the cricket at the MCG on this final day, waiting for the rain to stop, the covers to come off and play to begin. This is how she has been filling in her time.

A Santa Sighting and the Tiger Train

Guess who Kate Birrell saw last night as she sat at the railway crossing in Glenhuntly Road waiting patiently for the Long Island steel train to pass? In her rear view mirror she spotted Santa in his bright red suit. He was cursing away at the incessant ding dinging and the outrageous length of time it was taking for the train’s fifty-five empty steel coil wagons to pass.

A Relaxing Sunday and The Womens Footy Almanac

With long weekends and holidays approaching, Kate Birrell highly recommends The Womens Footy Almanac 2018 as a terrific read to both reflect upon the season that was and to contemplate that which lies ahead.

Almanac Art – Aussie Rules: Passion and Pain Exhibition

You are all invited to the Opening of ‘Aussie Rules – Passion and Pain Exhibition’. Inspired by Yvette Wroby’s ‘Siren’s Call’, the event has it all, a fan’s room, memorabilia exhibitions from Collingwood and St Kilda FC’s, with Martin Flanagan as guest speaker, and tons of art from Almanac’s Kendra Heil, Kate Birrell and Yvette Wroby. Please RSVP. Details within.

Watching the Game, Live and Free

Monday’s FreezeMND game has Kate Birrell reflecting on the what we can take for granted, and how sports spectating fits into a healthy life balance.

Almanac Lifestyle: The high price of living for the 21st century urban woman

Kate Birrell ponders privacy policies, then pays the price for procrastination when Jamie the P.T. phones. Luscious lemon tarts and coffee with a friend at a Chaddy roastery give way to the call to be ‘fitter, faster and fabulous’!

A Little Bit Mad

Kate Birrell prepares for the Grand Final. The one that Richmond, yes, Richmond is in

Art Exhibition for September 2018: Footy, Passion and Pain.

The Rotary Club of Caulfield may be one of the smallest groups but they are the most ambitious. Their support of all things community extends to The Glen Eira Artist Society, Yvette Wroby and Kate Birrell and many others. While reading ‘Siren’s Call’, an idea was formed in the mind of one of the members – and exploded. This 2018 Exhibition is the result. So get painting, writing, photographing and thinking about what Australian football means to our communities and lives.

Girls; First Season

Kate Birrell tells the story of painting the cover of The Women’s Footy Almanac 2017.

Almanac Racing: Mysteries of the Track

A beautiful description (with watercolour image) of racetrack and race days from Kate Birrell.

A Free Weekend; Old Books and New Thoughts

On an AFL-free weekend, Kate Birrell recalls Viktor Frankl, gets to thinking of Australian Pioneer Women and asks how you filled your void. [Includes Kate’s painting and the term “Sunday neurosis” – Ed].

Round 8 – Richmond v Sydney: The Drive Home

Kate Birrell’s painting and poetry of a last-gasp win to Richmond.

Tennis Whispers

Evocative summer words and image from Kate Birrell.

That Day

A meditation and a painting from Kate Birrell. On that homeward trudge following a finals loss. For the Richmond in all of us. [Brilliant – Ed].

Round 13 – Sydney v Richmond. Sketchbook Review; Buddy’s Fizz

Kate Birrell on Buddy’s Bump from Friday night. “What came over you?”

Phobos, the God of Fear and Football

Kate Birrell meditates on fear on the footy field. Is real courage staring down a personal Phobos, or Glenn Archer running with the flight of the ball toward a steamrolling Plugger Lockett?

Almanac Art : Sunday Morning

Kate Birrell contemplates the world (pre-game) on a Sunday morning

Finals Birth

Kate Birrell captures some Richmond fans celebrating (possibly) the upset of the season in all their visceral glory…

Wicket Keeper

More glorious artwork from Kate Birrell of the groundsman keeping the wickets at her local oval. Kate’s sanity and furnishings are under assault from an aspiring Davey Warner.