Day 8 from Hiding: Self Portraits, 2009-10
Courtesy of the artist
Are we sad about summer coming to an end? Of course we are. Are we happy about coming into June? Absolutely! We might be whinging about the colder weather but June gives us an excuse to:
a) see as many films as humanly possible at the Sydney Film Festival
b) wear Ugg boots outside the house with impunity
c) cozy-up indoors and cook delicious comfort food
d) drink plenty of red wine
Certainly on Sunday 13th June we will be practicing (c) and (d) with great gusto. The calendar's recipe this month is that old family favourite, Shepherd's Pie served with De Bortoli Deen Vat Series Petit Verdot. Once again we are venturing westward to join the very talented artist couple, Cherine Fahd and Todd Robinson with their two children, at their home in Erskineville. If you were gallery hopping in Sydney in January you would have encountered Cherine's wonderful photo series at MOP Projects, where she presented 100 self-portraits of herself "hiding" her face, shot over 100 days. On day 28, her second child was born making the series a poignant record of domestic life.
Once again Drew and Rachel will be joining forces in the kitchen to cook. Daniel is not sure how he will contribute but he did once curate a survey exhibition of Cherine's work, so perhaps he will spontaneously curate their house on the night. Maybe he will take on the all-important job of opening the wine. It's anyone's guess and we'll find out on the 13th. See you then!