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By Martin Edmond

Out on that hallowed flooring I felt my very own awareness move, no longer into exile or oblivion yet into what used to be around approximately . . . like McCahon while he used to be misplaced in the following, I had surrendered my identification; I had, like him, develop into simply one other entity between entities: because the bushes pulled up moisture from the earth and exhaled it via their leaves into the air, so too did I inhale and exhale, so too did the bugs, the birds, the animals; clouds and stars have been likewise mortal our bodies that improved and reduced in size rhythmically for an extended or twinkling of an eye then kicked the bucket. In 1984, within the palm grove in Sydney's Botanic Gardens, the artist Colin McCahon went lacking. He used to be chanced on through police early subsequent morning in Centennial Park, kilometres away, without reminiscence of who he used to be or the place he have been. They took him to St Vincent's sanatorium the place he remained, an entire unknown, whereas an important retrospective exhibition of his work opened at the different part of city. In darkish evening, Martin Edmond walks in McCahon's footsteps, prior pubs and monuments, artwork galleries and church buildings, barracks and parks: to accompany him a way into the darkness of his finish. Edmond's checklist of the adventure is an excellent exploration of a urban and its denizens; of the character of artwork and the rules of religion; and of the shadowy crossroads the place they intersect.

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