New Montsalvat Studio for Jeanette Dyke

New Montsalvat Studio for Jeanette Dyke

, Jeanette Dyke, moved out to her new studio at Montsalvat late last year. I’ve been out there this morning for a squizzy. As I’ve never been inside this studio before, I was very excited by the different views it afforded. Every window looks out on the...
Anthony Williams

Anthony Williams

One of Montsalvat’s new artists, Timothy Clarkson, has already delighted many Isiiad readers with his fusion of ceramics, origami and well chosen newspaper headlines. Here’s another artist who moved into  a studio space at Montsalvat late last year....
The Tree Project

The Tree Project

It’s a rare day that I’m not reminded of the 2009 Black Saturday fires in some way. Whether it’s blackened tree trunks that still punctuate the landscape, or stories of personal loss and bravery from the artists who live here…the stark reminder...
Timothy Clarkson Ceramic Artist

Timothy Clarkson Ceramic Artist

The great news from Montsalvat is that more studios have been made available for new artists to join the arts community there.  Before Christmas I visited one of them, a ceramic artist Timothy Clarkson, who has been working with the idea of reinterpreting origami...
Mirranda Burton

Mirranda Burton

Mirranda Burton© Bird Brain If you’re a regular Isiiad reader you couldn’t have missed the fact that this weekend marks the beginning of the Nillumbik Artist’s Open Studios. I’ve already introduced you to their youngest participant, Jessie...
Jessie Pittard

Jessie Pittard

Jessie Pittard© “Feast”  Woodblock print on Japanese rice paper. (detail) When I walked into the Nillumbik Artist’s Open Studios exhibition in the Barn at Montsalvat, this was the piece that stopped me in my tracks.  In a stroke of...