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Well, it's the second one I've had, but they're both the same. They start out that I'm in here, but it's not day or night. It's kind of half-night, you know? But it looks just like this, except for the light... - Mulholland Drive
So I have now officially moved. I am currently in a state of flux, otherwise known as Queensland.
The last week of my move was anything but smooth, given my removalists called me at 7:15am two days prior to the agreed collection date to let me know they were collecting my belongings anytime after 12pm that day. Apparently they were supposed to advise me of this trifling detail at some stage over the preceding weekend but hadn't seen fit to pick up the phone. Brilliant work on their part, given I had allowed for another two evenings of packing and therefore was not prepared at all for what ensued; not to mention one of the removalists in particular was rude, impatient, aggressive and totally unsympathetic to the position they had put me in. This easily became the worst experience I've had with a removalist company EVER.
Thankfully, despite all concerns to the contrary, they managed to deliver my belongings to my parents' place intact, and apart from a few items I'm still trying to locate, seemingly without anything going astray.
I have a few upcoming blog posts in the works, predominantly in relation to a couple of modelling roles and a collaboration I took on prior to my departure from Melbourne with some wonderful fellow artists. Hopefully I'll be able to post about those this weekend.
I also got the breathtakingly fantastic news today that I've been shortlisted for the Toyota Travel Award. Though a small superstitious part of me flinches at mentioning this out loud, I feel like I should share my joy at this achievement with the whole world as I've no guarantee of winning the grand prize, though I'll work my darnedest to do so.
So I will be back in Melbourne, albeit it briefly, sooner than I expected. However I won't be there for the opening or judging of Picture This 09 at Brunswick Street Gallery, but my work will be, and I will be in spirit. The show will be open for viewing on Saturday 12 September, and the official opening and announcement of prizes will be at 6pm Friday 18th September.
I have also left a few pieces in the storeroom at Brunswick Street Gallery, so feel free to contact myself or the gallery to find out which pieces if you're interested in purchasing.
If you also feel like voting, I have images in the Colour Theory and Gender Roles themes through JPG Magazine.
On a side note, a big thank you to those who came out for my leaving drinks, and to Mat for his patience with me as a not-sure-if-i'm-coming-or-going house guest for the last few weeks I was in Melbourne.