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Old 08-31-2005, 10:57 AM   #1
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7 REECE MEWS/6 REECE STREET

I think what caught my fancy about the story of Francis Bacon1, in addition to his works of art and some of the quite stimulating and provocative things he said about art and the creative process, was the transfer in tact to Ireland of Bacon’s entire art studio at 7 Reece Mews in South Kensington. Bacon worked in this studio from 1961 to 1992. It is unlikely that this will ever happen to my study. The reasons for this are complex but obvious after a brief reflection.

My study holds less interest for the eye than Bacon’s studio. There is less colour, little clutter, far less heterogeneity and diversity of materials here. What I have here in my study is an orderly arrangement of books, files, furniture and stationary resources. In a general culture that takes more interest in the visual than in print a place like this study has virtually nothing to offer the art gallery, the library, the museum. The archivist or the librarian might find some print materials here that they could integrate into their wider collections. But I can not think of any reason to keep this study at “6 Reece Street” in tact for some future generation, as the studio of Francis Bacon has been kept.-Ron Price with thanks to 1“7 Reece Mews,” ABC TV, 11:20-12:20 p.m., 14/15 August, 2005.

I watched “7 Reece Mews,”
on ABC TV last night
14th /15th August 2005
and wondered to myself
if there was any point in
tranfering my study to some
home for tourists to come,
a place to serve as model
location for serious reflection.

But after brief consideration
I concluded that this could
never happen to my world,
this extension of who I am,
this identity framework
that tells much about this
self, this person, this man
from Canada transplanted
to the Antipodes near the
end of the Nine Year Plan
to spend the rest of his life
and lay his bones in the soil
at the southern end of the exis.

Ron Price
August 15th 2005
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Ron Price is a retired teacher, aged 65. He taught for 35 years in primary, secondary and post-secondary schools. He lives with his wife, Chris, in Tasmania. Their 3 children are now aged: 42, 38 and 32. Ron moved to Australia from Canada in 1971. He has written three books since 1999. They are all available on the internet for free. Ron has been a member of the Baha’i Faith since 1959 and now lives in Australia’s oldest town, George Town Tasmania founded in 1804.
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Old 08-31-2005, 12:13 PM   #2
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now where'd you go??
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Old 08-31-2005, 10:29 PM   #3
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Wow. Ron, your poetry is really good. Did you know Margaret Scott?
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Old 09-01-2005, 04:29 AM   #4
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I always imagined you as an antipodean Jessica Fletcher.
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Old 09-01-2005, 04:34 AM   #5
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Maybe we should cast him in The Barber of Seville?
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Old 09-01-2005, 07:00 AM   #6
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or the invisible man?

you gotta hand it to him.
5 posts and already a legend!

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Old 12-10-2005, 10:02 AM   #7
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I Must Say....!

This os one of the liveliest sites I've been at in several years. There is critique; there is humour; there is some of the good old Australian 'bash-your-friend' as a sign of friendship, mateship, dislike, opposition, etc-all rolled into one. So, I must say..."I'll be back."-Ron
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Old 12-10-2005, 10:28 AM   #8
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See, now you've jumped the shark.
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Old 12-18-2005, 09:01 PM   #9
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Old 02-07-2007, 12:17 PM   #10
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1st Post in 2007

I have to go to bed; it is nearly 2:30 and I did not buy any gas in town; the nearest petrol station which is open is 3 hours away by car. "Gas" in Australia is called "petrol." See you all later for post #2 in 2007.
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Old 02-07-2007, 12:40 PM   #11
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But, But...you've already posted 3 times this year!
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I don't know about the rest of you, but I am on the fvcking edge of my seat.
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