Leap of innocence

Back in the day when BMX’s ruled the streets and rat-tails were still a symbol of underground credibility, I was a trumps obsessive. That’s right. A card playing maniac with a taste for the exotic. Giant sea mammals, cars, unorthodox means of self-expression … you name it, I was a school room expert. But despite my ability to flog hapless opponents with my home made sets, I never quite mastered the one true indicator of playground hierarchy – the Rubik’s Cube. Yup, that tortuous weapon of mass distraction which boggled and perplexed a generation long before the Simpsons burst into our consciousness. I came close on many occasions. But it was always the red that I struggled with. Sigh. Nonetheless, I’ve nailed the damn thing online and let me assure you, revenge is very sweet indeed. [illustration by Greg Simkins]

INVITE: 6 Aussie artists will turn Sydney's aMBUSH Gallery into a giant canvas for a night!

We've assembled a group of talented young creatives and armed them each with a new Microsoft Surface Pro 4 or Microsoft Surface Book on which to create an original piece of art. The big reveal of these works will take place on December 10 at an immersive event at Sydney's aMBUSH Gallery. If you want to come along, let us know why here.