The naked truth


It’s true. Perhaps you can check it.

Whenever I have put something on my redbubble site(s) about nudity, there have been a lot more visitors.

Well. Let’s hope they come to the Tap Gallery, in Palmer Street, Darlinghurst, in the afternoons between 6 October and 12 October, to look at the places and people, whom I have known and liked.

Not that naturists (or nudists) instantly turn into nice people, when they are naked in each others’ company. But there is a bit of truth to the idea of clothes making the man and the woman and the body being a bit of a leveller.

The irony is that I am now having an exhibition of my paintings, only a few streets away from the institution which was known as East(Old) Sydney Tech, where I was failed in painting and told by another teacher that my drawing was all wrong because, obviously, the body underneath the clothes of the models, shaped the cloth.

Surely I should know what the body underneath would look like?
Well. Actually, it wasn’t until about 15 years ago, that I got serious about naturism.

Sure! Now I have a better idea. But, then, whether textiles believe it or not, when a naturist is talking to a naturist, they (we) are not doing a body-search!
(These drawings I did, in the drawing class, during that Art Teachers Conversion course, in the very early 70s.)

Happiness is having no tan-lines, as the saying goes. But, once back in Sydney, there simply are lots of times when it’s better to wear something (usually pants).

I hope you’ll come a check out my art work to see if I understood the anatomy of the human body and how it shapes our clothes, a bit better, since, 1969-1971.

So…….hope you’ll come along to:
Tap Gallery 45 Burton St. Darlinghurst. (The other entrance is in Palmer Street.) Every afternoon 12-6 p.m.. 6-12 October.

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It’s true. Perhaps you can check it.
Whenever I have put something on my redbubble site(s) about nudity, there have been a lot more visitors.

In 1969, I enrolled in the “Art Teachers Conversion Course”. It was my first experience of formal art lessons. Soon other interests prevailed, until, I had lunch, in Hazelhurst and then enjoyed the art classes there. Culminating in my exhibition, in 2008.

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Comments

  • margpie
    margpieabout 6 years ago

    I will say if i lived in Oz (ahh would be bliss) I would definately go, I love that second last image, fantastic and it is true, nudity attracts people to your work :)

  • Thanks, Marg.. Oh well. The grass is always greener…… Thanks for having a look and the compliment. (It was hard not to step on them. They were all so enthusiastic!!)

    – Ozcloggie

  • Melissa Park
    Melissa Parkabout 6 years ago

    lol, i didn’t look at this because it said naked!! and you can’t prove I did!!! it is true :) I like the first image, the composition is great, and the use of colour is wonderful!

  • Oh, Melissa. Now put your clothes back on!!
    Thank you, for your comment re the painting. It was the first one where I found just doing light figures worked.

    – Ozcloggie

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