Montsalvat’s Peacocks

Montsalvat’s Peacocks

I’ve succumbed to the beauty of Montsalvat’s peacocks.  The much loved, oft photographed peacocks were on display when I visited a week ago and I couldn’t help myself.  Here’s the result. I was visiting Montsalvat to view the...
Montsalvat and Amanda Ruck

Montsalvat and Amanda Ruck

Amanda Ruck©  Jason Smith, acrylic on canvas  (2011 entry for the Archibald Prize.) The Yarra Valley and the Nillumbik regions come together in this post.  Yarra Valley artist Amanda Ruck is a couple of weeks into her month long residency at Montsalvat.  She has taken...
New Montsalvat Studio for Jeanette Dyke

New Montsalvat Studio for Jeanette Dyke

, Jeanette Dyke, moved out to her new studio at Montsalvat late last year. I’ve been out there this morning for a squizzy. As I’ve never been inside this studio before, I was very excited by the different views it afforded. Every window looks out on the...
Anthony Williams

Anthony Williams

One of Montsalvat’s new artists, Timothy Clarkson, has already delighted many Isiiad readers with his fusion of ceramics, origami and well chosen newspaper headlines. Here’s another artist who moved into  a studio space at Montsalvat late last year....
Timothy Clarkson Ceramic Artist

Timothy Clarkson Ceramic Artist

The great news from Montsalvat is that more studios have been made available for new artists to join the arts community there.  Before Christmas I visited one of them, a ceramic artist Timothy Clarkson, who has been working with the idea of reinterpreting origami...