screen shot of the Las Vegas episode of The Ethical Hedonist. Presenter Bob Kelly came to Las Vegas to not only check out the casinos but to see what type of art is being made here. He visited Jo and I in our studios and then we took him around the local 'Arts Factory'. The photo below was part of the filming at Blackbird Studios.
From the website:
'Las Vegas: Bob Kelly time in Las Vegas starts by experiencing some of the hedonistic highlights of the city: incredible hotels, swim up blackjack, huge trampolines, big shows and helicopter rides over the nearby grand canyon, before meeting up with some true Las Vegans and going out to a local burlesque evening. It is then time for Bob to start giving back so he offers himself for a day volunteering with international organisation, Habitat for Humanity, who build low cost housing for families in need. Being a big fan of golf, Bob then arranges a round with members of the local Native American nation, the Paiute, at the course they own where he learns more about the current state of their culture. Bob is lucky to meet Oscar B Goodman, the ex-mayor and ultimate spokesperson for Las Vegas, and spend some time following this charismatic gentleman to his appointments and engagements. Finally, he is taking a helicopter ride out of the city for the day to fly over, and land in the Grand Canyon. Duration: 60'

My touring exhibition 'Thirty-Three' has just started at the Hastings City Art Gallery.
(From PAULNACHE): Matthew Couper is currently based in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. His touring exhibition 'Thirty~Three' opens 4 February 2012 at the @Hastings City Art Gallery (HCAG) Hawkes Bay, New†Zealand. The exhibition comprises of 33 retablo paintings, documenting each year of his life†up until 2009 accompanied by a†large painting installation along with the short†film (currently screening) which focuses on his practice. A full colour, limited edition publication (with essay†'The Divine Self and the Church of Auto-Resurrection' by Dr. Peter J. Howland) is scheduled to be released towards the middle of March. HCAG is one of six†venues exhibiting the show over the next 12 months. ’Thirty~Three’ was exhibited at PAULNACHE, Gisborne†in 2009. The gallery has represented Matt’s work since 2004.

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