The Peacemakers by Karl Jenkins

If you are in Sydney on the first Sunday in Novemember you might enjoy attending a concert at Macquarie University in North Ryde.

"The Peacemakers" by Karl Jenkins is a beautiful piece. I am playing guitar in it with the Macquarie singers (about 70 people) and a chamber orchestra.

Macquarie Singers

Here is a general video about the piece:

and another, a piece based on a Celtic folk tune:

Bookings here.

The Peacemakers by Karl Jenkins

Origin of the Blue Milkcrate

My friends Ken and Marilyn found this piece in Copenhagen recently. The clever Danes are having a justified laugh at the art procurement strategy of Sydney City Council. The piece is a clever comment on Clover Moore's (Mayor of Sydney) 'Blue Milk Crate', on which they spent $2.5 million of public money. I like it, there needs to be more of it. (Not Moore of it).

Blue Urinal

The perpetrators here are referencing "Fountain" by Marcel Duchamp, which is where all this rot started.

Duchamp: Fountain, 1917

Duchamp was obviously having a laugh too, but his joke became a cornerstone of "Conceptual Art", which is now a 100 year old tragi-comic farce which continues to dominate public art expenditure. How many people could have been taught to paint with the $11 million the Sydney City Council recently spent on blue milkcrates and other detritus?

"Fountain is a 1917 work widely attributed to Marcel Duchamp. The scandalous work was a porcelain urinal, which was signed "R.Mutt" and titled 'Fountain'." (Wikipedia)

Vermeer: Girl with a Pearl Earring now in pdf

Vermeer: Girl with a Pearl Earring is now available in pdf format at www.smashwords.com.

Vermeer: Girl with a Pearl Earring by Peter Inglis - now available in pdf format

Even though the ebook formats .mobi and .epub have many advantages (flowing formats, easy to read on any device), I realise there are people out there who are more comfortable with the old .pdf format. Whether you use windows or mac, you probaby have a pdf reader installed already.

Pdf has one other advantage, which at the moment gives it a decided edge for my 'graphic heavy' Art and Music publications - it is very easy to print out any or all of the pages.

Still Life in Tone and Colour is now available in pdf format

Still Life in Tone and Colour is now available in pdf format at www.smashwords.com.

Still Life in Tone and Colour by Peter Inglis - now available in pdf format

Even though the ebook formats .mobi and .epub have many advantages (flowing formats, easy to read on any device), I realise there are people out there who are more comfortable with the old .pdf format.

Pdf has one other advantage, which at the moment gives it a decided edge for my 'graphic heavy' Art and Music publications - it is easy to print out pages, or the entire book