Siobhan Chapman

Mayo’s ‘Boy’ a sculpture of innocence

The Queensland Art Gallery’s current exhibition “Myth to Modern” displays a fascinating exhibition of bronze sculptures. This piece entitled Sketch (of a boy) by Daphne Mayo, standing only a few inches tall, struck me from across the room of raw, sculptured bodies. The piece embodies the femininity of a young boy that perhaps sets out […]

Extra $39m to help disaster victims

A $39 million disaster relief package will fund services for the emotional and psychological well-being of Queenslanders affected by cyclone Yasi and the recent floods. “We want them to know they’re not alone,” Premier Anna Bligh said in Parliament today. Ms Bligh announced another $10 million for mental health services, $20 million for community recovery, […]

Lord Mayor denies desecration of ANZAC Park

Lord Mayor Campbell Newman reacted angrily in Council this week to accusations he was desecrating Toowong’s ANZAC Park. Opposition leader Shayne Sutton said Cr Newman was “willing to trample over the ashes of our fallen soldiers” by setting up a car park in the recreation area. The car park is proposed for construction workers building […]

Street poll: Should Anna Bligh be a cover girl?

Natural disasters have marked the start of 2011, with Queensland Premier Anna Bligh earning praise for her leadership of support and recovery operations. But her glamorous appearance on the cover of March’s issue of the Australian Women’s Weekly has sparked controversy, with attacks from political opponents who said it was poorly timed. We asked people […]

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