Polished T Launch

As you can see from the photo there was a large crowd at the Launch of the new Polished T shop, gallery, magazine in Duke St on Thursday. In fact it was too crowded, it was difficult to move without coming close to damaging a work of art. I suppose if you show the work of about 75 local artists and advertise free drink, music and an aftershow party this is what you get.
As well as all the paintings, graphics, photography on the walls there’s the intriguing useful/useless products of Finklab (David Stokes), some sculptural works and the shop sells T shirts, several art/style/photo mags and ‘other stuff’. The Polished T magazine is a sort of showcase for artists – a ‘virtual gallery’ and is sold in the shop.
Some say this is all very cool, very now, cutting-edge. Others say its a load of pretentious, trendy wonkers. I don’t care, I like it, I can’t afford to buy too many of the mags but I like trendy wonkers and their creations.
The current show runs until August 17th and will be followed by a Juno retrospective.
Its open Mon-Sat 10.00 – 16.00
Website (is just a blank page at the moment)


  1. Gosh, yes, the birds! I had forgotten, there were 2 live birds (finches I think) in a cage. I only saw them briefly and erased the scene from my memory. As an amateur ornithologist, vegan and supporter of animal rights I hate to see any animal in a cage. Who the hell put it there and why? (Wasn’t you was it S?)


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