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...
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...
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....
Fu Hong – a Retrospective Exhibition

Fu Hong – a Retrospective Exhibition

FU Hong Window I, oil on canvas, 152 x 122cm. (Photograph courtesy of the artist) The above painting is one of many being exhibited in the Barn at Montsalvat, in a restrospective for the artist Fu Hong.  Standing in front of it, I was drawn into the oh so subtle use...
Potters Cottage: a tribute

Potters Cottage: a tribute

 Sylvia Halpern© 1918 – 2008 In days gone by, Warrandyte was synonomous with the Potters Cottage (1958 – 2004). So what better exhibition to open the new Manningham Gallery than a tribute to that old Warrandyte institution. This is such a...
Engaging Form

Engaging Form

Maria Vanhees, More Than Skin-Deep ll, earthenware, press-mould and coil built, soda fired, H47 x W53 x D34cm.  2009  (detail) Feast your eyes on these examples from an exhibition showcasing 45 of the best of Australian Ceramists.  The exhibition,...