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...
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,...
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....
The Rug Maker of Mazar-e-Sharif

The Rug Maker of Mazar-e-Sharif

Montsalvat is currently showing rugs and embroideries from the Middle East, courtesy of writer and carpet seller Najaf Mazari. Najaf is well known in High Street Prahran where he sells and restores magnificent rugs from Afghanistan. This exhibition is part of...