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A bear with a very little brain…


If the person you are talking to doesn’t appear to be listening, be patient. It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear.  (A. A. Milne)

My Ted
My Ted

One of my very favourite presents ever, and one that has given me much happiness is my ‘Ted’ sculpture (complete with his stuffing coming out), by Australian artist, Jonathan Leahey.  I was going to give you a wee exposé on Jonathan Leahey but I couldn’t readily find much information on him.  Bah humbug!  

No matter.  I have my Ted and I love him.

My Ted was acquired from the very fabulous Brenda May Gallery in Danks Street, Waterloo (that’s in Sydney, for all you out-of-towners).   There is often something quirky or fabulous at Brenda May’s, and always somebody willing to have a chat about the art on show.

Here are a couple more Ted’s from the Jonathan Leahey ‘Soft’ exhibition:

Ted 4
Jonathan Leahey's Ted 4
Ted 3
Jonathan Leahey's Ted 3

Danks Street is a fab’ wee spot for a bit of weekend wandering if you’re in town.  The gallery is right beside Kiwi Jared Ingersoll’s ‘Danks Street Depot’, one of my long-time favourite brunch spots (Try the slow-cooked broccoli and eggs.  Yum!).

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Comments (13)

Ted is gorgeous. 😀
I always find it amazing that it is hard to get any real information on a lot of different Aussies, I wasn’t surprised when you couldn’t find much information on Jonathan Leahey.

Bless your cotton socks. I think he’s gorgeous, too. 🙂
It’s hard to promote someone when you can’t readily get any information on them, right?

Very Hard indeed. 🙂

Your Stripey Bear is a pretty good piece of work also!

The title is very touching for a cute and adorable Teddy bear. Thanks for sharing Nonoy Manga

Mattia Biagi’s got his own take on teddys – OB. SESSED.


Oh yes! How fab’. Thanks Ms Dolly.

We are delighted to hear your Jonathan Leahey sculpture has brought you so much pleasure. More information about the show can be found here:
and we hope you come visit us again soon!

Excellent! Many thanks Brenda May Gallery!

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