Saturday, April 11, 2015
RIP Chris Retallack
Irina Rey on the harp fragment with Brett Sense Elliott delivering the eulogy for Chris Retallack at his studio in Petersham
I think I met Chris at Pine St when I exhibited there in 2004 and 2006, and he always had something interesting to say, a good raconteur and often helpful.
Last year Angel Scales put some paintings in an art gallery scene I helped pull together for Doctor Martin, a soon-to-be-released movie. Chris came along to be an extra (and also brought some paintings for an art squat scene that was never shot).
He saw we had not yet organised exhibition catering, essential in creating the scene, and quietly took charge, bringing his wine flutes and so on for free, in a typical gesture. Rest in peace.