“It takes courage to display your work in public” – Ron Reynolds’ words on opening Monart Group exhibition, In the
Moment, at Victorian Artists Society yesterday afternoon. That certainly resonated with me!
I was there, along with some long-time friends, to celebrate John Baird’s artworks. It took retirement for John (formerly
Assoc, Dean of Education, University of Melbourne) to find the time to explore his artistic abilities. His works harmonise realism with abstraction, depicting his other passion, jazz, in a tribute to some music ‘greats’.
Congratulations, John. It’s always lovely to see you and Diane.