Hola and Bienvenida to Holy Kitsch! I am the person behind all of web all of retail when retail is possible on the High St and all decisions Holy Kitsch! the ex museos Newtown, Surry Hills, Paddington and Darlinghurst. Collaborations Mexican and local. All legal documents all social media if it’s existed under Holy Kitsch! I’ve had a huge and very hard working hand. All applause or complaints address to me and please no hateful comments or you are deleted.
Arte and the architecture of arriving from space and inhabiting space is my living which Heaven and Earth have been moved moved by competitors to destroy and they won as far as HK galleries with a big hand from the Incumbent Govt who destroyed numerous smaller businesses, artistas and architects as real estate went up and wages went down now the country is broke and crispy and the alt Right billionaires are dancing on extended leave in their mines it is a huge drain on the economy and humans. At Surry Hills locals switched to cheap and nasty mass produced product in beige, nothing against beige or Surry Hills it’s probably the invaders.
Holy Kitsch! aims ethical and boxes way above weight. Holy Kitsch! is but one part of my art and is an extra visual and communication arm as the rot has set in in Oz, the excuse is saying the rot is everywhere well yes in developing countries (no offence corruption and elitism whether it is downwards or upwards is a battle universally) though nothing beats here for sheer nepotism and bowing to the govt. in all crawls of life including the Artes.
Holy Kitsch! always showcased the best possible within the framework she constructed and the retail galleries were installations numerous remember including our Wall of Art and our re-cycled timber built shrines. I maintain the web store (it cannot and refuse to show nearly what was in store) and do pop ups including markets when able I am broken hearted at all museos demise.
The fall out has affected numerous people beyond and the communities where HK was situated, numerous businesses now and when Holy was in situ benefited from Holy's presence. I collaborated with Mexican artistas travelling to small villages there only to be imitated Local so purposely diluting Holy Kitsch! they could then maintain their upper hand its dog eats. Business is vampiresque and it suited many to eliminate me from the field they have no care of course why would zombies anywhere in the world care if a truly creative outfit was wiped off the globe.
The govt prefers mass manufactured cheap imports and "art” that screams Nationalism to keep the poor from revolting. Art must boast on how surviving wars we created first place is grand.
They pay artists to document their war efforts here for propaganda you can get on a Board in a public gallery on that one pays well ups the price of your work.
People think the artists you see on TV are artists. Well I guess they are something quite populist.
Think of the difference between Mariah Carey for example and the latest winner of a RealityTV singing contest, the contrast is stark and it is what needs to be addressed globally in the arts and here there is an unusually heavy reliance on competitions, careerists and goody two shoes though you can never question Local as the incumbents go berko.
HK madly sent her precious portfolio to several universities, she is now extra endangered as aside from them being backward artistically they can now use concepts they never saw developed before as HK does not have the backing of a gallery with clout to protect her never did have so that’s horriblemente.
They will steal concepts in Oz and it undermines your hard won work it is considered funny and usual there are even joke exhibitions on stealing ideas well I do not find treading on the meek and disempowered humorous at all nor do many others it is nasty.
I was taught to do that at Landscape Architecture (I think that could only have been in jest or about influences) and on a very serious note in my Masters the corruption there was not serving anyone well, they pulled the strings and knew the few that have influence, this can only occur due to a lack of funds and scrutiny, no artists are brave enough to call this one out as they will never stand a chance against the zombies.
Holy Kitsch! is a thinker, visionary and dreamer and I do care about the world around me and a few special people, a contemporary intellectual and Romantic at heart 💓 though romance is barely recognised here it is tragic for Romantics.
HK cannot follow the traditional corporate or academic model as she is Trrruue and has nearly always worked for herself, conformity is hard work she can collaborate.
Briefly on trying for a Doctorate. Can you imagine going to enormous time and trouble to go for an executive job, speaking to somebody first, submitting your hard work then getting an automatic email in return saying the director has gone on leave plus research with no return date mentioned?
Holy Kitsch! felt like Carrie Fisher in the Sex and the City movie where she is jilted It was rude and uneducated.
Devastated HK spoke with a complaints officer in one case who had the patience of a saint on that instance the other academies were anti Holy Kitsch! and were designed for professional academics who had been in the system for their working lives.
There is a fear of anyone more clever than themselves which is not that difficult and a fear of those who are good at their chosen Artes. In my nation various methods are used, discrimination is but one, labels is another due to containment factor and places the labeller in charge HK is inventive with labels ish.
The other tactic is just hope the clever and inventive disappear or copy them on their rise and before fall, you could whitewash them from a photo in the past extract them out of history so they do not exist as Pinochet did so or Stalin.
In the present you can construct a society so the more clever are invisible, this is particularly so in the Artes and politics as money bestows power. You cannot test readily for Arte and invention, it is intangible. Other artistas see it and many of the poor as do some of the rich.
Local a system has been constructed to isolate out the clever, it is the same for most Totalitarian systems as it keeps the "few" players happy so HK was consistently ousted at art school and university though her marks were rarely beaten unless she was enfeebled. This occurred most often by the main players and not by her fellow students at that important time of founding one's life path, it is crooked and maintains unwarranted ascendancy by the mediocre.
HK sobbed very hard at recent rejections as she is not considered an elite here, Chinese would be familiar with this scenario as old norms have been re-instated and minorities slowly disappear along with dialects it happens here too on numerous levels.
It happened in Germany, in Russia in Mc Carthy days USA, Trumpism it is insidious maybe very dangerous to point out as the Right now has billionaire think tanks to act against us all and restructure Democracy so corporations call all the shots with laws changed to favour the strong against the meek and that is truly scary many are unaware of these changes to law making and practices.
BTW if you are populist you get a Doctorate for free. I could get a free Doctorate if I was populist and there are some with excellent Doctorates. I cannot obtain a Doctorate in Art or architecture here as I am considered a clever boots so should be destroyed it is very clear to HK throughout her life's path, the writing is on the walls.
They do not like me as my name is Old Testament and Dramatic if you know Greek literature too, An enormous problem here and was so all my life so now I am Holy Kitsch! The aim in Australia is to shame you and break your spirit and it works my spirit and soul broke.
As soon as I announced I was applying for university in public they shamed me by refusal, I am so stupid I should have known that in advance as failure is celebrated here whilst the average rise to the to peak average.
Colonials they do not know any better and never will I would not complain except they stole my entire life the ex head of SCA would be celebrating saying told you to accept defeat he was miffed as I knew him when we were both youngerI know that is what the Zombies prefer and hoped for all my life people despise Holy Kitsch! their hatred is quite tangible and brought in the results all zombies preferred.
This is an excerpt from an email UTS. Did not know those curses were so effective. As well they didz notz likez zee foreign accent for zee unknown reasoningz. It was a highly combative response considering my email was in part jest and soft. I mean we live in times where the president of USA is stupid and backed by a news corp (Murdoch) with way too much power and most likely certifiable due to his loony belief systems and our PM is a member of a very new cult off shoot of a traditional religion that has taken it on itself to promise personally only its members will be saved if you pay them enough.
The below letter sounds bad, though they are gas lighting, a Trump technique I actually did nothing
The passive aggression is beyond belief, they took at least 6 weeks to reply to each tier of complaint, I had to do that and wait to enable me to place an official complaint so apparently it is OK for politicians to use violence against women as a rallying cry yet when I deal with an institution in Australia I am not considered as a worthwhile human, they are worthwhile so they think as they clawed and crawled their ways to power over the People.
I think the below letter is called bastardisation, I live close by so dropped in to protest their alarming brush off. I even said in advance I do not wish to waste my time with a lengthy proposal if it has a high chance of rejection, I am not a billionaire company with sycophants running at my beck and call I do not even have my own office and biggest tragedy no studio currently so I would have been better off born a banana no insults to bananas .which once various now come in only two varieties, small and big.
Dad would have said they are backward, country bumpkins, yokels and hillbillies and that is what they truly are a pack of vegetables and that is being unkind toward vegetables and people from the countryside.
The dot at end of signature is for ass hole OR he has signed with a flourish then feeling particularly happy with the flourish after a considered start he brought down the pen for a direct and strong dot with finality saying "you are banished my dear girl'. Well bye bye Human Rights
Steven Alderton publicly stated he supports the tea towel art of Ken Done Fine if you are into eighties as a fad everybody seems to be atm.
Done's works lack space and Joie de Vivre, they are flat and depressing he keeps his investors happy and has no recognisable challenges he is investigating I guess if he were fading fast from a disease he might get kudos though you still have to try more than that I have seen Ralph Lauren yachts looking better.
Sold well as bikinis and souvenir tees extolling the happy pappy harbour with millionaire's yachts you can see anywhere on the globe floating on sewerage mostly these days, no irony or culture. All nations have a version like buying a tee shirt in Cancun. He’s a dull petite bourgeoise Mosmanite and lacks any trace of insight.
To complain about academies is difficult as they are all starved of funds and have to rely on foreign students who are carefully selected so if they gain residence they will vote Conservative, no radical ideas allowed in this nation.
State and Fed governments are anti werewolf so aside from near impossible to contact any govt dept they as well employ a skeleton staff.
I think the only academics remaining at the academies know how to please the Conservatives and they have installed party members to head most of the major universities so no way is a critical paper going to stand much of a chance at all or the entire Artes project looks hopeless.
I am a really nice person but I was thought of as non marriage material as well due to Old Testament name and Mid Eastern looks, I should have left as soon as I turned 18 so I could see a good life in front of me wish I had no offence to all Holy Kitsch!ers HK does retain great affection for Locals though even comedians here make fun of people with mid Eastern backgrounds or Greek and that makes my life feel worse!
HK is boss and that is why the galleries worked so well, not a hobby artist, cafe artist, designer having play time, artist with masses of time on hand with a wealthy partner, doctor's surgery artist though glad they collect art and show it or weekend artist. Everything Holy does is as a werewolf first no matter how ugly it comes with the job description. This is a recent pic 2019 of Holy Kitsch! totem John Waters. Loving the tropicana Green linen suit with matching lemon/lime tie. Look how the leaf from the top jetted pocket overlaps onto the lapel and the designer has brought that diagonal right across his torso keeping a Chinese brush style spray of leaves on the sleeve and there appears to be a lot of greenery verso. The lapels are lush. A cute parrot that is dreaming of a hidden flamingo John Waters wears a gold seal ring he is the Pope of Trash is he in a relationship? Holy Kitsch! thinks he is as gentle as a lamb. He almost looks like a dollar bill!
He would have had zero opportunities Local though we all love him here. I think that is why so many unusual artists are well liked from overseas as opportunities here for difference are thin the line for what is normal here is written in stone so there is a very high failure rate amongst Locals. Stylishness is treated with suspicion and why Keating was eventually ousted.
Wonder if he was interested in the real banana pic recently? Fruit flies could be an issue and fermentation bubbles before it blackened and shrivelled🤔 nature morte? except darn it a performance artista Datuna ate it and he sounds sweet, oh well the artista Cattelan made an edition, a lot of arguments on that banana you do need to be famous first before doing such an abject piece or it won’t work like telling a joke to an empty room bad or good?
Meanwhile Miami janitors went on strike with bananas taped to their shirts as their pay is very low and way way below the price of the banana work and janitors like art are important too, very dull entering a building with no janitor or banana styled works.
The banana person would be broke in Australia and locked away as “mad” so he would be poor and have no money at all the landed gentry running the show currently would despise him as he addresses the market and is off hand not totally fighting for bananas I have way bigger faves And goals.
I do not do whatever "Affordable Art" is cannot figure that term if it is affordable or not and whether it is art in the first place. Can you imagine a musician saying I do “affordable music?” Do competition winners do “affordable music?” HKs gamelan group do not charge though prefer some commitment so obviously they are letting her know they are not “affordable music” which is fine by her as she likes tham and can still dip by they are funny.
Maybe they do at times and maybe for charity at times but the issue is not there. Can you imagine a musician whose only fans were doctors, that is the true position of art in here and they think the person is talking about their medical condition so little hope on that one realising people have addressed that topic.
The current system here would drain the creativity from da Vinci and Einstein they would now be on unemployment benefits and derided.
I have worked at the AGNSW library and archive section as a volunteer and madly completed Library studies on top of my design, art and architectural studies as I was desperate.
You can thank Holy for the Codral campaign Soldier On, I was interviewed eons ago and replied wryly, everybody knows it does nothing for you it just helps you soldier on, that took off and they did the ditty. People truly thought they might be a cure "them days."
You can also thank Holy Kitsch! for no plastic bottles on the beach at Bondi Beach. E. Mossop my good lecturer Landscape Arch. knew people in powerful offices through her business. She ordered we go and draw the landscape of Bondi Beach one way or another, well drawn and not so, I returned with a drawing of embedded plastic bottles in the sand and the pavilion, I did not think much about that, it is just me looking. Anyhow she must have alerted Council as not too long after they took measures against that issue, I could have ignored the bottles, that was 1998. I was not offered even a tithe.
Another issue that HK at least put on the table is the homeless it was barely a discussion point and Holy Kitsch! Persisted in highlighting this major new issue it worked on the level of now it has become part of media discussion I did that gratis as well. I am tired of being the only one to stand up.
I also did the original spiral idea for the nests for Bell Frogs at Olympic Park, my design was way larger and was possible if care taken, they never bothered acknowledging that design either so I lost time and money and the plans were stolen from exhibition. Might build a model with new additions.
One of my next outings Holy Kitsch! is pioneering a new museum for Sydney very different to anything Local. I aim to collaborate with Mexico and hmm some other nations It need not be entirely enormous though will cover ground the others do not and attract a Holy Kitsch! audience and broader again. It will not aim main stream/populist as that is fully covered.
Green is the future. It will be fair as to those employed and aims at being an employment engine as unlike current museums here many experts are needed with an ability to read a work beyond saying how much they like the person or feel sorry for who created the work and to actually read the inner and outer spaces with nuance, some curators appear challenged on all counts,
eg. HK saw an exhibition on "colour" in State govt approved gallery, it was ordinary and lacked spatial depth and colour challenges in all works, the curator was taking it to Art Basel I think Honkers oh me oh my the only good part was she highlighted the concept of colour as being a good thing, to be a good colourist is a challenge and why it is admired within the Arts globally.
If a person gets to the stage of curating a show in a State run gallery and all they can do is say colour is fun and it can be, also can be serious. We need a decent gallery with decent curators who might have tried art making themselves in the past so might have half an idea!
USA is top of its game in Artes despite its many flaws they have the money to support culture they think it's tough they have not lived here.
Culture does not always have a flag culture can look and be weird, artists here are generally depressed the only mentality allowed is depressed meaning you get a lot of installations with whirrining music, sort of like turning on the mix master if you visit a video inside a gallery here the conservatives approve as they suffer depression too so have found commonalities at last.
Colour talks, these 'colour' remained silent.
Galleries need money raisers, conservators, historians, architects, attendants, guides, first aid workers, curators, students, teachers, designers, cleaners, graphic artists and way more again they work fabo when they are not voting for another war, are fair and taking risks is important.
Holy's entire family was known to have a sharp buyer's eye for collectibles and art and art making so I think that is a great place to be coming from, Dad was an artista first before anything else. An alternative is retire in Mexico, Cyprus or Bali and become a dilettante.
HK is attempting to dispute NAS decision yet from past experience totally fiddly and no outcome, the departments are starved of finances. They sold off all assets even water resources to China in Qld go figure, that is to do with a new cult favoured by Liberals called neo Liberalism. It steals from the poor and gives to the rich the billionaires think its fantastic, there are exceptions to the nasty billionaire rule I have read about a Disney heiress addressing the plight of badly paid staff.
Nobody here is allowed to criticise the government same as China so what I am stating is outrageous for here.
As for above missive he is no Medici nor Peggy Guggenheim an old school bully more likely, I said prove me wrong they proved me right! I honestly do not know how to cope with insults
Stinginess beyond the SUV is encouraged in Oz so now the entire nation is broke, the govt just keeps selling off stuff, giving away freebies to mega companies with great power and sacking people, they even got rid of the Arts Dept in a pen stroke as they do not believe arte exists the leader is a total loony no kidding he is as certifiable as Trump it is a toss up.
Their personal greed for power is boundless and terrifying. Throw out the govt! We need intelligent leaders not a bunch of scrooges counting money and despoiling the landscape with roads and tunnels so we are forced to remember govt horrors till the globe finally is just a crispy piece of burnt toast.
PS: On the Doctorate, NAS said I would be judged on how high (unreadable) end my text was word wise rather than readability cf: (compare with) this is a report New Yorker on submitted papers in USA academies and how women there find it harder, sexism is not a huge issue here I think it's 50/50 as there are numerous well educated women from middle class backgrounds, we are not down to poverty level yet of UK who knows how long with current lot in charge?
Women’s “readability scores” (a measure rewarding short words and sentences) increased over subsequent drafts, and over subsequent papers across their careers, while men’s did not. In trying to please stubborn reviewers, women seem to be making their abstracts simpler and more straightforward. Perhaps they are cutting extra words—like “promising” hah apparently men in the US when writing a paper use "promising"and "novel" whereas women do not, I might try those words in future or in my email negotiations if there is anybody to negotiate with. Cripes I might have a crock of gold how would they know talk about blind without being awful to the blind!
PS I had no hope on any application as I could not find even one supervisor to discuss proposal. It was an arrogant set up.