In this issue, we spend five minutes with Dominic Kavanagh,
a specialist in our lively Decorative Arts department.
FAVOURITE MAKER / ARTIST
Diamanda Galás- An utterly inimitable artist, virtuosic, and awe-inspiring.
FAVOURITE WORK OF ART / OBJECT
SternenFall/ Shevirath Ha Kelim, by Anselm Kiefer, 2007. (Free standing assembly. Iron, lead, glass and cardboard.)
I encountered this monumental, towering bookcase of decaying books and glass shards on a visit to MONA in Hobart in 2015. For me it resembles a giant, nihilistic, churning machine in a state of perpetual self-destruction.
FAVOURITE COFFEE / WINE / COCKTAIL
Every morning I look forward to purchasing my 7am large latte from Emerald based cafe Incy Wincy before commencing my 40 plus km drive to work.
Wake in Fright, by Kenneth Cook, 1961. Years ago when I read this book it stirred within me a nightmarish fantasy which entailed revisiting the country town of my childhood and undergoing a similar version of the novel’s notorious Friday night pub shenanigans…
I’m yet to do it!
YOUR IDEAL DAY IN MELBOURNE
Once a northsider before parenthood and moving to Emerald, an ideal day was one spent alone, beginning with a leisurely, aimless walk from Fitzroy North into the city. After a coffee or two on the way I’d eventually do my usual round of art galleries.