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The Murray-Darling Basin Catastrophe

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Featured Image: WC Piguenit Flood in the Darling 1890, Oil on Canvas, 1895, 123 x 199 cm  Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  1 November 2019 The Murray-Darling Basin Catastrophe Don’t sugarcoat it like that, Kid. Tell her straight. (Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid, 1969) It is long past time for sugarcoating. We should be sick of the obfuscation and …

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Understanding the Banking Royal Commission, Australia

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 Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  6 April 2019 Understanding the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry, February 2019. Understanding Corporate Misconduct in General 1 Background 1.1 General Relevance When I was in New Zealand recently, which also has Australia’s banks, no one seemed interested nor had they watched the Royal Commission proceedings on TV …

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Case Study of Q Research

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Case Study of Q Research, a Marketing Research Company    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  3 August 2018 Q Research: Portrait of a small Strategic Marketing Research Company Preamble This is a portrait of a small business I started and ran for eight years from 1988 to 1995. It was a small strategic marketing research company that offered something quite …

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Postcard from Lake Tabourie, Australia

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Featured image: Crampton Island at Twilight    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  16 January 2018 (Other Postcards are from: Boudhanath Stupa, Dubai, Vienna, Rock of Cashel.) A postcard from coastal Lake Tabourie, NSW, southeastern Australia We spent five days at New Year at Lake Tabourie with Judy, Neil and other friends. It was a wonderful time with good food, wine and friendship in …

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The Humble Percent & Food Labels

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 Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  24 November 2017 The Humble Percentage and Food Labels Introduction Percent or (percentage) used to be spelled per cent (and sometimes still is). It comes from the latin per centum meaning by the hundred. What percent means is changing any list of numbers that add up to an irregular total into a modified list that …

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Moral Ambiguities 2011: A Major Solo Exhibition

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 Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  2 June 2017 Moral Ambiguities, A Major Solo Exhibition Moral Ambiguities Tony Stewart Huw Davies Gallery, Manuka Arts Centre, Canberra, 27 October — 13 November, 2011 Introduction Moral Ambiguities in 2011 was a major exhibition because it was a compilation of artworks that had been tentatively shown elsewhere in smaller size. It was the …

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1984: The way we were

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 Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  14 December 2016 1984: The way we were and the way we are now It is 1984. I am just shy of 19, Reagan is about to be re-elected in the US, Thatcher is administering the UK, and our new prime minister, Bob Hawke, along with his treasurer, Paul Keating, is planning his own quiet …

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Secret City Trilogy Steve Lewis & Chris Uhlmann

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 Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  21 November 2016  Chris Uhlmann and Steve Lewis’s novels, The Marmalade Files, The Mandarin Code and The Shadow Game (Secret City) Cybersecurity I have been thinking that I should write something about cybersecurity and the slow moving tragedy of what is happening to the Internet. But there is so much, the task seems daunting and …

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Tag II 2007: Solo Exhibition

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Featured Image: Detail from Hidden worlds #3, Harmony & Discord, October 2003, Digital Lambda Print, 23×23 cm    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  21 August 2016 Tag II February 2007: A Solo Exhibition at X Gallery, Bungendore   Tag II Tony Stewart X Gallery, 32 Gibraltar Street, Bungendore NSW, 22 February to 22 April, 2007 Introduction On suggestions by friends and mentors, I decided to …

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Tag 2005: A Major Solo Exhibition

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Featured image: The Old Red Tag Series #1 & #3, 119 x 84 cm    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  7 May 2016  Tag 2005: A Major Solo Exhibition Tag Tony Stewart Huw Davies Gallery, Manuka Arts Centre, Canberra 1-19 September 2005 Tag n. a label providing identification or giving other information Meta Tag n. a hidden label intended to lure a search engine Introduction Following …

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Artists Exchange Portfolios 2003 & 2005

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 Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  6 March 2016 Artists Exchange Portfolios ’23’ 2003 and ’33’ 2005 One exciting consequence of the Australian Art Collector 2003 article was an invitation by Rona Green to participate in an Artists Exchange Portfolio. An odd coincidence, Charles Darwin University who were gifted the 33 Portfolio (below) in 2007, contacted me as I was writing this and …

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Art Collector 2003

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 Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  15 February 2016 Undiscovered Artists, rising stars Australian Art Collector Issue 24, April to June 2003 Introduction Launched in 1997 Art Collector (previously Australian Art Collector) has positioned itself as the must read for art collectors in Australia, a far more commercial aspiration than, for example ARTAND Australia. Art Collector is best known for its …

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Sean Dooley: The Big Twitch

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 Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony,  17 January 2015    Sean Dooley The Big Twitch, 2005 Occasionally, you read a book that you wouldn’t normally and it surprises you. The Big Twitch is such a book. We were staying with Denise’s mother in Cowra a week ago and I picked up The Big Twitch and began to read it. I found …

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Transit 2002: My First Solo Exhibition

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Featured image: Transit Invitation, September 2002    Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, 8 January 2015 Introduction Transit came about because in applying for Use By, I also ended up with a spot in Canberra Contemporary Art Space’s facility in Manuka later in the year. This put me under pressure but also forced me to expand on the ideas generated by Use …

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Ross Gittins & the Paris Terror Attacks

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 Breadtag Sagas ©: Author Tony, 19 November 2015  Ross Gittins and the Paris Terror Attacks    Preamble After setting up BreadtagSagas in April and migrating it to a hosted site in May, this is post number 38. Learning WordPress and blogging was a huge learning curve and beginning writing posts also a major task, but I have to say …