Monthly Archives: February 2007

Baroque Bricks

My experiments with embossed bricks led to architects Lyons and brick manufacturer Austral developing this inticately patterned brick. Currently over 50,000 of them are being used in the construction of a new hospital at Mornington, Victoria.

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Fan Mail

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Ray Johnson’s Letter #2

About a week after sending me his first letter, Ray Johnson sent me a postcard of the Grand Canyon trimmed in the shape of a grand piano.

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The Tarax Show’s King Corky

Geoff Corke was the Tarax Show’s most popular compere, although he was embarrassed by the role. Previously he had been ‘second banana’ to Graham Kennedy on In Melbourne Tonight. But when they fell out, he was ‘banished’ to children’s TV.

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1960s Vinyl Purse Bought For 50c

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Ray Johnson’s Letter #1

In 1993, while working on my book Mail Art: The Do-It-Yourself Letterbox From Workshop To Gatepost, I wrote to legendary U.S. artist Ray Johnson, the ‘father’ of mail art, seeking his views about homemade letterboxes. This is his reply, written … Continue reading

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Brick Wall: Experiment #2

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Bert & Graham

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Panda & Graham

Autographed fan photographs of Panda Lisner and Graham Kennedy ‘touched up’ by the authograph book’s original owner, Faye Marsden.

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