Thursday 21 December, 2006
When I was in Sydney I went to see a survey of Michael Callaghan's work at the Manly Art Gallery and Muuseum. You might know his work from his days with Redback Graphix in the Eighties.
I was particularly taken with his Dada style concrete poems that he'd done when he was sixteen. Always a talented boy. And his more recent work, in which Mexican skeletons get down with Catholic matyrs, are wonderful as well.
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