First Train to Allwood

First Train to Allwood

“The first train to Allwood [now Hurstbridge] arrived on June 25th 1912 and we’re going to yarnbomb a fence to celebrate”.  So say the organisers of this community arts project (The First Train to Allwood), local artists Margaret Summerton and...
Emmy Mavroidis and Aldo Bilotta

Emmy Mavroidis and Aldo Bilotta

Emmy Mavroidis’ work was shortlisted for this years Nillumbik Prize.  It’s a big brave drawing of a ‘moving’ figure. She loves the figure and has been exploring it artistically, in drawing, painting and sculpture for many years....

Indigenous Artists

Peter Waples-Crowe I knew I’d love this work as soon as I saw the invitation to the opening of Colour Theory at the Manningham Gallery.   It’s raw, edgy, with an energy that made me think of the street art of Jean Paul Basquiat....
Archibald Finalist- Kate Tucker

Archibald Finalist- Kate Tucker

Kate Tucker Melody (you’re the only one who saves me) – portrait of Missy Higgins, 2012  acrylic on linen, 155 x 125cm © Kate Tucker Archibald Finalist 2012 To get in the mood for this one, I suggest you click on this link to Kate Tucker and Missy Higgins interview...
A Heide Installation

A Heide Installation

Photograph courtesy of the artist. Sometimes I seek out works of art and other times a little invitation appears in my inbox, drawing me in to the ‘next big thing’. This one came via Heide Museum of Modern Art, letting me know of a recently installed...
So when do you throw the flowers out?

So when do you throw the flowers out?

I can’t tell you how much I love a house full of flowers. Parrot tulips and peonies are perennial favorites. As a result, I’ve got a lifetime’s collection of vases and vessels. I sometimes keep the flowers way longer than I should…to make sure...