At 87 years old the Sydney Harbour Bridge continues to be admired by artists. During its construction it was documented by photographers such as Harold Cazneaux and painters like Grace Cossington Smith.
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Sydney is currently enjoying a bumper cicada season. To me, these insects are a potent sound of summer and I enjoy their strident chorus building to a crescendo and then tapering off; the volume increasing with the heat.
Gwyn Hanssen Pigott was one of Australia's most illustrious studio ceramicists whose fine skill and cerebral approach to her art will be greatly missed. After a 1960s to 70s repertoire of stone ware, from the 1980s Gwyn became famous for her fine and translucent porcelain forms - bottles, bowls and teapots - deceptively simple but actually requiring great technical skill and firing control.
David Boyd died aged 87 on November 10 2011. Born into the Boyd family, who have been renowned for their artistic talents, David Boyd was a painter but was known for his ceramics, learning originally from his father Merric Boyd.