Edwina Blush is a saucy, smooth and purrrfectly provocative entertainer, best known formally for a successful career as jazz vocalist, songwriter, performance poet and cat-enthusiast.
In any one of her many incarnations Blush has worked with and befriended a multitude of talented artists including Jim Anderson, (photo-artist and former editor of controversial London-based satirical Oz Magazine) and lumino-kinetic genius Roger Foley-Fogg (aka Ellis D Fogg), both of whom she is supporting during Foley’s Tales From The Fogg exhibition.
“I’m really honoured to be in a supporting role to a whole series of extraordinary artists who haven’t necessarily been given the amount of recognition that I think they deserve,” says Blush.
The exhibition celebrates five decades of a creative mastermind’s life, work and experiences and features live events including An Artist’s Journey – conversations with Jim Anderson in collaboration with the sly wit of Blush’s own brand of entertainment. A match made in artistic heaven.
Topics like relationships, female sexuality, masturbation and being an outsider are all tackled with Blush’s trademark tongue-in-cheek aplomb. “It’s about being an outsider not just on a human level but also having a greater understanding of the interconnectedness of all things on an elemental level,” she explains. “It’s interesting for me to look at Jim’s work, because he is definitely an outsider but compellingly so enamoured with the energy of life.” (LL)
An Artist’s Journey: Jim Anderson with Edwina Blush, Mar 23 & 30, 107 Projects, 107 Redfern Street, Redfern, $20, 107projects.org
Tales From The Fogg, Until Apr 1, 107 Projects, 107 Redfern Street, Redfern, free, 107projects.org