BADEN’S WELCOME (BETTER LATE THAN NEVER)
CCAS hosted welcome drinks on Friday night for Baden Pailthorpe who is the first (and hopefully not the last ! ) artist in residence at the Australian War Memorial. His recent exhibitions have been focused on the politics and aesthetics of military technologies, including simulators, cinema and video games and he is currently a Ph.D candidate in New Media Aesthetics at UNSW, Sydney. The welcome drinks might have been a touch past their due date because Baden has been in town for a few weeks but everyone – including AWM staff, Gorman House staff and tenants and Team CCAS – made up for it by having a very good time indeed. Baden and his partner Denise are staying in the Gorman House flat which has recently been made fit for human habitation with new bed and paint job. Baden as it turns out, happens to be much more than a talented artist …. but that is another story.