Welcome to the personal website of Michael Gorey. I'm a Bundaberg-based communications professional interested in photography, reading, history, politics and travel.



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19 November 2017 | comments: 0 | Categories: Tags:

Hyper Real exhibition

The National Gallery is currently featuring an exhibition of sculptural realism which provokes and mesmeries in equal measure.

Hyper Real presents works from Americans George Segal, John De Andrea and Duane Hanson, Australian artists Patricia Piccinini, Ron Mueck and Sam Jinks, and others.

It's a form of art I haven't witnessed before. The human likenesses are uncanny. Becoming absorbed in the experience, it requires concentration (...)

12 November 2017 | comments: 0 | Categories: Tags:

Kingston Foreshore

I've been living in the Canberra suburb of Kingston since February 2017, close to the southern foreshore of Lake Burley Griffin.

It's a lively and interesting place with medium-density apartments, restaurants and cafes. The older, more established part of Kingston is a few hundred metres south across Wentworth Avenue and Manuka is a short walk further.

It's 5.5km to the office where I work in Civic, which is a leisurely 20-minute ride along the lake, with only a couple of (...)

10 November 2017 | comments: 0 | Categories: Tags:

Childhood leisure memories

I was asked recently to describe my leisure activities between the ages of 10 and 13. It's an interesting question, especially as I can make comparisons with my children.

I have to say though, that I can't remember much about being 10 years old. In 1977 I was in grade five at St Michael's Primary School, Traralgon. My teachers were Mrs Haylock and Miss Fitzpatrick.

I played football for Southside in the under 10s competition. I was in the best three players and won selection (...)

10 November 2017 | comments: 0 | Categories: Tags:


Welcome to my personal website. I'm Michael J Gorey, a Canberra-based communications professional.

I'm interested in photography, reading, history, politics, travel, food and wine, and keeping fit.

I'll be posting photos here and writing about things that interest me. Comments and feedback are welcome.