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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.

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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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...

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Blogging in the time of

Rona

All that is solid melts into air.

All that is solid melts into air.

Sue Saxon and Jane Becker All that is solid melts into air  (installation detail ) 2011-12 936 eggshells on light strands 600cm. x 200cm. How often do you think about the fragile beauty of an eggshell? That little natural gem is front and centre in the third...

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Passages at TarraWarra Museum of Art

Passages at TarraWarra Museum of Art

Khai Liew Kokoso 2009 cabinet in American black walnut 1200 x 1200 x 500 Here's an artistic collaboration of breathtaking elegance.  Three artists- Brian Castro, Khai Liew, John Young, three disciplines- literature, design and visual art respectively, incorporated in...

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TarraWarra Museum of Art’s State of Being.

TarraWarra Museum of Art’s State of Being.

Chiharu Shiota Chiharu Shiota State of Being 2012, black wool, double bass and violin, installation view, Photography: Mark Coulson, © Chiharu Shiota I'm very very fond of the art of installation.  Japanese born, Berlin based artist Chiharu Shiota is...

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visit exhibitions

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...

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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 nostalgic...

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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,...

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inspirational artists

Ember Fairbairn is at Art Melbourne

Ember Fairbairn is at Art Melbourne

Isiiad is offering free tickets to Art Melbourne Friday 25th May, for two lucky people. To enter...go to Isiiad's facebook page...if you haven't already 'liked' the Isiiad page, make sure you 'like' the page first by clicking on the icon at the top then simply leave a...

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Raelene Sharp and that Archibald Packing Room Prize

Raelene Sharp and that Archibald Packing Room Prize

Raelene Sharp,  A strength of character, oil on canvas, 132 x 132cm. ©Raelene Sharp Winner of the Archibald Packing Room Prize 2012 and Archibald Finalist 2012 Raelene Sharp and John Wood, both demonstrate a strength of character.  John...

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Jesse Marlow

Jesse Marlow

Jesse Marlow, Aerial, 2012, Pure pigment print, edition of 10. © the artist and Anna Pappas Gallery I don't think I've mentioned my somewhat tenuous interest in sailing... from a previous life.  At my first glimpse of Aerial (above), I saw kevlar sails and...

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Melbournalia

Melbournalia

Melbournalia is a souvenir shop with a difference. Along with three other like minded Melbournians, fashion and marketing guru Alasdair Mackinnon set about putting together retail outlets selling souvenirs "that have some of the city's soul".  Handmade, locally...

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Nook Nook

Nook Nook

Jocelyn Cross, co-director of Nook Nook furniture, is just as bright, brave and bubbly as her furniture.  Taking these photos in her dear little terrace just north of Melbourne's CBD last week was the best fun I've had in ages. As an interior designer with many years...

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Ensuite

Ensuite

I used the long weekend well.  I've made a great start on painting my newly renovated ensuite.  The frameless glass goes in next week and then it's all done.  I'm not kidding when I say that it's a miniscule space, smallest ensuite in the universe....

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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