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Weather Picture circa 2000

January 17th, 2006 at 06:20pm

Today we have another piece of my artwork. I was going to do this last night but ran into issues with the video, which have since been corrected.

This has undoubtedly got you intruiged as to why I have a video accompanying one of my works of art. It’s a bit of a story, so let’s begin with the picture.

Weather Picture

This is a picture drawn with a combination of pencil and crayon, in the year 2000 (from memory it was late 2000). In it you can see some flowers, a duck under a table with a fish in a fishbowl on top, as well as a rooster, a tree, plenty of grass, the sky and the sun.

At this time in history, my good friend Daniel Gibson was working as the breakfast host on 2CA and weather presenter on Prime Local News (before it changed name to “Prime News” and was later axed…as was common in regional television circles at the time). I mailed the picture to Daniel at Prime Television, and he subsequently put it to air as the weather picture.

Daniel Gibson with my weather picture on Prime Local News

I recorded this on VHS, and have since put it on DVD and converted it to a few web friendly formats for your convenience. Depending on your operating system and installed software, you should be able to play one or more of the following, which I have listed in quality order.

Real Media format (3.76 MB)
Quicktime format (3.79 MB)
MPEG-4 format (3.70 MB)
Windows Media format (3.87 MB)

Each video is 28 seconds long.

I suppose if I were to ustilise the weather stats in the video I could probably find out the date of recording.

For the record, the lineup on Prime Local News at that time was Catherine Garrett reading the news, Phil Lynch presenting sport and Daniel Gibson as the weatherman.


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  • 1. heatseeker  |  January 17th, 2006 at 6:41 pm

    So this Gibson guy is not only a Hollywood megastar, a radio announcer and a computer guru, but he’s also been a whacky weather guy and a breakfast radio host at the same time?

    Talk about multi talented – is there anything he can’t do?

  • 2. Samuel  |  January 17th, 2006 at 6:47 pm

    It’s time for a John Stanley quote: “Oh Dear!”

  • 3. Tony  |  January 17th, 2006 at 10:42 pm

    That’s the good thing about Australian weather over summer it’s so predictable-here is the full summer weather guide-HOT HOT HOT HOT-infinity, in fact it’s so hot I thought I saw Satan move in next door.

  • 4. heatseeker  |  January 18th, 2006 at 8:49 am

    Do you think there was any link with your “artwork” being featured on Prime News and the service ultimately being axed? Oh well … I suppose it freed the whacky weather guy up to make The Passion of the Christ!

  • 5. Samuel  |  January 18th, 2006 at 9:42 am

    No, this was just a phenomenon of regional television (somehow Win and the ABC managed to keep away from it), which has since been legislated against, hence all those “local news updates” during regional television ad breaks.

    Daniel Gibson stayed with Prime after the news was axed, he became their South East Australia weather presenter. People have complained that they go on holidays and still can’t get away from him (jokingly of course!).

  • 6. Samspam  |  January 18th, 2006 at 7:05 pm

    Wow that drawing is sooo life like. You sure that isn’t a photo!!!

  • 7. Samuel  |  January 18th, 2006 at 7:14 pm

    I’m sure! Mind you I didn’t take it out of the frame so you are seeing a photo of the drawing in its frame.

  • 8. Kooky_Pound_Puppy  |  January 18th, 2006 at 7:20 pm

    that fish in the bowl with the duck under the table is such wonderful concept, one i fully understand.
    Sam drawing is a great method of self expression, a picture tells 1000 words.
    Great drawing National Art Gallery will soon want this hung in their gallery of masterpieces.
    The best drawing i have seen since April 1832

  • 9. AM BETTER THAN FM  |  January 18th, 2006 at 7:43 pm

    I am new to this so you are Samuel Gordon Stewart nice to meet you


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