The Caladenia Rosella Orchid

The Caladenia Rosella Orchid

One of the really lovely things to happen since beginning Isiiad has been the making of connections at Dunmoochin.  It’s meant, life drawing sessions, exhibition openings and opportunies to meet many of the fine artists who take up residence there....
Mariella McKinley

Mariella McKinley

 Photograph courtesy of the artist. Just when I thought Montsalvat couldn’t possibly do anything more to delight me, I met Mariella McKinley.  She’s been working away there over the last few months, preparing her new studio space....
Farewell the Archibald

Farewell the Archibald

Juan Ford Ultrapilgrim, oil on linen, 168cm x 214cm  © Juan Ford Archibald Finalist 2012 The 2012 Archibald closed at TarraWarra Museum of Art on the 8th of July.  Over three thousand people attended on the last day. I feel a bit wistful as I write that…the...
Ekphrasis Awards

Ekphrasis Awards

Simon Icarus BAIGENT Caviar Spoon 1995  gold, ebony, mother of pearl, diamond, ruby  0.5cm x 5.5cm x 2.0cm ©Simon Icarus Baigent (Photo by Silvi Glattauer) Collection: Nillumbik Shire Council If Ekphrastic poetry is the conversation...