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I Saw It In A Dream

The exhilaration of creative endeavour is at the heart of isiiad. 

It chronicles the creativity of others and is in itself, an expression of the blogger Jeannette Davison’s own creative predilections.

She dreamt a dream. Isiiad is the realisation of that dream.

Isiiad is dedicated to
Kerry Cross
without whom the isiiad dream would never have become a reality.

Sonic Spheres

Sonic Spheres

Detail of TarraWarra Biennial artist Dylan Martorell’s exhibition work, Sound Tracks TarraWarra 2012, mixed media, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist and Utopian Slumps, Melbourne I write my best blogs in the shower.  Words and phrases wash over me until they...

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Tripping the Light Fantastic with Hugh McSpedden

Tripping the Light Fantastic with Hugh McSpedden

Well not tripping exactly or even dancing for that matter, but "light fantastic", without a doubt.  The exterior of St Andrews Hall was transformed a treat with Hugh McSpedden's trademark light projections for The Light Show last Friday night. From my initial vantage...

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Ruby Tuesday

Ruby Tuesday

Ruby Tuesday is very well known to locals as the 'go to' jeweller if you're looking for that little gift for someone special.  They've been designing, making and repairing jewellery in Warrandyte since 1998.  Now they are part of a new initiative to promote local...

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Blogging in the time of

Rona

Ruby Tuesday

Ruby Tuesday

Ruby Tuesday is very well known to locals as the 'go to' jeweller if you're looking for that little gift for someone special.  They've been designing, making and repairing jewellery in Warrandyte since 1998.  Now they are part of a new initiative to promote local...

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Metal Madams and Mad Moments

Metal Madams and Mad Moments

This exhibition is pure unadulterated fun! As the title suggests, it includes metal, a touch of madness and just a tiny hint of kinky.  Add to that the odd licorice allsort and you'll find yourself smiling all the way around it. Textile artist Trish Sidway was...

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Maudie Palmer

Maudie Palmer

Photograph ©Kerry Cross I arrived at TarraWarra Museum of Art for my interview with Maudie Palmer with a head full of curiosity, a notepad full of questions and more than my usual anticipation. As has consistently been the case at TWMA, I was shown the sort of...

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visit exhibitions

Sonic Spheres

Sonic Spheres

Detail of TarraWarra Biennial artist Dylan Martorell’s exhibition work, Sound Tracks TarraWarra 2012, mixed media, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist and Utopian Slumps, Melbourne I write my best blogs in the shower.  Words and phrases wash over me until they...

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Material Things

Material Things

©Libby Schrieber Apple Picking Saints, silk cut linoleum print There's a little number that's been tucked away at the back of my wardrobe for what seems like a life time.  I remember wearing that cheeky llittle hot pink shirt to a significant dinner...

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Steampunk

Steampunk

You could be excused for thinking these pics were taken on the set of a movie about the life and times of Jules Verne. In fact they were taken at an event called Steampump at the Meat Market  on 11th of August this year. The event celebrated the Steampunk movement....

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inspirational artists

Tripping the Light Fantastic with Hugh McSpedden

Tripping the Light Fantastic with Hugh McSpedden

Well not tripping exactly or even dancing for that matter, but "light fantastic", without a doubt.  The exterior of St Andrews Hall was transformed a treat with Hugh McSpedden's trademark light projections for The Light Show last Friday night. From my initial vantage...

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2012 Not The Archies winner- Peter Allen

2012 Not The Archies winner- Peter Allen

You could be forgiven for wondering if I'm still not over the Archibald and am having yet another 'farewell' moment with this portrait. The truth is, this is the winning portrait of the 2012 Not the Archies, painted by Peter Allen.  It's a ripper isn't it....

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Michael Peck-Archibald Finalist 2012

Michael Peck-Archibald Finalist 2012

Michael Peck  Self-portrait in the image of my son, 2012  oil on linen 206 x 237.5cm  ©Michael Peck Archibald Finalist 2012 Did I use the word incomparable to describe the artist Michael Peck earlier this week? I've sat in front of my...

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Morris Brown

Morris Brown

Morris Brown is directly across the road in Healesville (Maroondah Highway) from Clarence.  Two great shops in such close proximity is shoppers heaven, and lets face it, I do love to shop! Owners Louise Brown and Jenny O'Donnell (maiden name Morris) attribute the...

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Clarence

Clarence

The shopping strip in Healesville is such a hip happening place. Great shops and great places to eat are a winning combination. Last week, I started my Healesville shop crawl at Clarence- Flowers and Fancy Goods.  Without realising beforehand, I discovered that I...

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Marianne van Ooij’s Tea Time

Marianne van Ooij’s Tea Time

Around about this time last year I met Marianne van Ooij at the Open Studio Program at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York.  I was very taken back then with her designs for the dinner set, aptly named "Dressed for Dinner" as well as her bowls and cups...

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Artwork Credits

Banner 1: (Left to right)
Katie Breckon Worrorra stone tool  76x105cm  Artwork created by Katie Breckon with permission from Worrorra elders Nyorna Woolagoodja and Janet Oobagooma.
Belinda Rogers  Dragon at the temple of Peace  oil on Caravaggio linen  300x180cm

Banner 2:
Michael Schlitz  Desert Girl woodcut on Kozo 76x56cm

Banner 3:
Mirka Mora  Untitled  2010  Edition 98/250