The Finkelstein Files: In My Room

“Mother says there are locked rooms inside all women; kitchen of lust, bedroom of grief, bathroom of apathy.” – from ‘The House’ by Warsan Shire In My Room is the telling title of Helen Gory’s newest body of works – at once an invitation and a provocation. Strongly symbolist in nature and style, she hasContinue reading “The Finkelstein Files: In My Room”

The Finkelstein Files: Sculpting Scenes with Deborah Halpern

If a Melbournian like myself, the iconic Angel signalled the entrance to the NGV as the tram trundled toward what I came to think of my second home by the mid 1980’s. Now situated along the banks of the Yarra river, opposite the ‘hill’ near the city end of the Birrarung Marr footbridge and hasContinue reading “The Finkelstein Files: Sculpting Scenes with Deborah Halpern”

The Finkelstein Files – The Guts & the Gory

Helen Gory has long held a fascination for me, firstly as a gallerist, well-regarded for her sharp eye, can-do hands-on approach to people & the selling of artworks and more recently, as an effervescent powerhouse of a woman – a surprise package. Happily mentor, art adviser & friend all rolled into one, Gory has garnered aContinue reading “The Finkelstein Files – The Guts & the Gory”