Almanac Life: The Painting

How many Almanackers have associated our regular columnist Smokie with the world of fine art? No? You Philistines! Here’s the tale to set you straight.

Almanac Art: Day of the 2020 Grand Final

Tiger fan Kate Birrell shares her long, long day of waiting for the night of the Grand Final that inspired yet another superb artwork.

Almanac Art: A prelude to the 2020 AFL Grand Final from DJ Williams

They’re the last teams standing in 2020, but as the artwork of Darren ‘DJ’ Williams shows, Richmond and Geelong have been standing for a very long time.

A letter of thanks to U2: Surrender (The Joshua Tree tour, Melbourne)

They’re one of the biggest bands in the world, with a career spanning decades, but amidst the dark hours and a cast of thousands, our E.r experienced U2’s music in a way that resonated deep within his soul – here he shares the experience as best he can in mere words.

Almanac Art: South Melbourne v Carlton and the 1909 VFL Season

DJ Williams tells the historic tale of the 1909 season, accompanied by his own original artwork.

Almanac Art: ‘The Art of Football Exhibition’ launch tonight (Aug 22) in Mildura

Bob Utber’s latest exhibition, ‘The Art of Football’ officially opens in Mildura August 22 and will run to September 22 – be sure to check out if you’re in or headed up to the Mallee. The launch is Aug 22. Details in this post.

Almanac Art – Richmond: Stewart Street Mural

Andy Fuller came across a fantastic footy-inspired mural down in Richmond that he’s shared with us. Can anyone name the artist?

Almanac Music: ‘This Is America’ by Childish Gambino – What Art Truly Is

Sean Mortell reviews Childish Gambino’s ‘This is America’ – the controversial new song and music video from writer/comedian/actor Donald Glover’s alter-ego, that forces us to look into more than the music and learn from the art.

Almanac Art: Opening Night of ‘You Kick Like A Girl’

A fine night was had by all at the opening of “You Kick Like a Girl” and Lyn Campbell-Anderson took the photos to prove it. Exhibition open until February 18th at Red Gallery, 157 St Georges Road Fitzroy North.

Finals Birth

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

Yoshi’s Perception of Sport and Art

The Footy Almanac’s Northern Japan correspondant, Yoshi Imagawa, compares sport and art. A thought provoking piece from the Sapporo scribe.

Crio’s Q?

Crio sets the Almanacker community another challenge. Who will be a soothsayer? [Great question, Crio. Interested in the response – Ed]

Cold Night

Another Kate Birrell gem captures a chill evening on the cricket field in watercolours and words. “Maaarvellous”.

Almanac Art: Nice kick Jack

Jack’s grandmother is not only filling the child care void created by school holidays, but she is also archiving her grandchildren’s “Nice Kicks”.

AFL Round 5 – St.Kilda v Sydney: My “reframing” guide and the Saints rebuilding moments

Yvette Wroby feels exhausted following her art exhibition and needs replenishing. It’s a scenario not dissimilar to her beloved Saints.

There was no tanking

Yvette Wroby captures the feelings of most on the non-tanking issue through her art.

Art exhibition opening

Resident Almanac artist, Yvette Wroby, advises the Annual Paint in the Park Exhibition of the Glen Eira Artists Society will be held from Wednesday, December 4-16, in the Annexe of the Glen Eira Gallery

Traralgon and District Art Society and wondering about the future.

On the Friday of the last pre-season game of St.Kilda and Collingwood, I found myself journeying again with my Art Society.  We had Heather, a Collingwood supporter and our organisational inspiration, a retired lawyer, life model and Rotary organiser extraordinaire, Lilian, our Glen Eira Artists Society President, designer, painter and life drawing organiser, our Treasurer [Read more]

Footy Pictures by Jim Pavlidis and lunch with my mum

  by Yvette Wroby   I love meeting the real people at Almanac events after I have read their pieces or seen their art work.  There’s a community of twisted, interesting people all linked by words and creativity.  So I took my Mum on Saturday to Jim Pavlidis and his fourteen wonderful, iconoclastic  masterpieces.  I [Read more]