Thoughts of a (grumpy) curator on her daily walk

Lauren Brincat This time tomorrow: Tempelhof 2011. Art Gallery of New South Wales, gift of the artist 2016. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program. © Lauren Brincat

Keep left! Keep left!

Henri Mallard Pedestrians circa 1930s. Art Gallery of New South Wales, gift of Paul Mallard 1996

Social distancing, people. Single file! Single file!

Patricia Piccinini 1:00.613.5 1998. Art Gallery of New South Wales, gift of Amanda Love 2013. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program. © Patricia Piccinini

This isn’t a velodrome and you’re not training for the Olympics – slow down!

Julian Ashton A solitary ramble 1888. Art Gallery of New South Wales, purchased 1888

What I think my walk is going to be like.

Grace Cossington Smith Rushing circa 1922. Art Gallery of New South Wales, purchased 1967. © Estate of Grace Cossington Smith

What my walk is actually like.

Pat Larter Pat’s anger 1992. Art Gallery of New South Wales, gift of Frank Watters 2018. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program. © Estate of Pat Larter

When a jogger huffs past too close.

Richard Tipping Wrong day 2012, 2015. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Contemporary Collection Benefactors 2015. © Richard Tipping

Weekends are a lost cause. Don’t even bother.

David Moore Sydney pedestrian 1962, printed 1988. Art Gallery of New South Wales, gift of the artist 1999. © Lisa, Michael, Matthew and Joshua Moore

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