Season's greetings

Best wishes to visitors to The Deletions for the silly season.

Carnivores - polish up the cutlery
and enjoy your turkeys and geese.
Vegans and vegetarians - please use your hands.

I will be here
again in 2007

Good cheer
Happy new year
Pam Brown


Michael Callaghan
Elwood stencils
Poetry blogging

A retrospective exhibition of over thirty years' work by silk-screen printing poster artist Michael Callaghan opens at the Manly Art Gallery on Friday evening.
Michael was a printmaker with Redback Graphix in Wollongong and at the (in)famous Tin Sheds Art Workshop on City Road in Sydney during its heyday.

Michael Callaghan
A Survey 1967- 2006
6pm Friday 1 December
Manly Art Gallery and Museum
West Esplanade, Manly
To be opened by Ann Stephen
(curator with The Sydney Powerhouse Museum)

(Posters by Michael Callaghan)

In Elwood

I've been staying in Elwood, just south of St Kilda which is on Hobson's Bay to the south of Melbourne city. It is a generally neat suburb of leafy streets, brick bungalow-style houses and, increasingly, blocks of modern apartments. Walking to Elwood Village shopping area I pass these little stencils and this entrance to a garage in Ormond Road. They're quite different from the tougher inner-city stencil style you encounter on the more unkempt northern side of town - kind of sweet really.

On poetry blogging

Anny Ballardini editor of the multilingual poetry site fiera lingue has compiled an interesting analysis of poetry blogging as part of her project at the University of New Orleans.