After a year of planning, our Spring 2007 schedule was just shaken up, rearranged and then rearranged again within the past month. It's wonderful to have the flexibility to do this and thrilling to have things coming together so rapidly.
Our first event for 2007 will be a world premier of a short documentary by AU student Brandon Bloch about local artist Ming Yi Sung on January 20th. Ming crochets intricate scenes of people, monkeys, goats, plants etc. that fill a room or hang on the wall. The documentary is about the controversy caused by the hanging of her anatomically correct monkeys and people in a public space. The image above shows a work in Nevin Kelly's personal collection entitled "Settlement with Monkeys" and has fig leaves added to the naughty bits, which Ming crocheted after all the controversy (they are detachable). We so excited to be showing Brandon's documentary - which I'm told is very funny - and to be showing some of Ming's work.