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Way back in May I did a workshop at Bendigo Art Gallery with Mark Dober. Bendigo is a regional Victorian town, with a very good gallery. I had only been up there for special exhibitions, so I was pleased to … Continue reading
If you have been following my blog for a while you will remember the annual trips that the Fella and I make up to Menindee, a little country town about an hour out of Broken Hill. If you are new … Continue reading
Sometimes, while wandering through the internet, I come across artists who make me go WOW! Kate Kato is one. She creates the most amazing fungi and floral sculptures. This is some of her work Fungi and Floral Sculptures Produced From … Continue reading
I went to three exhibitions in three days last week. The first was the Archibald Prize Exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ballarat. The Archibald Prize, first awarded in 1921, is Australia’s favourite art award, and one of its most … Continue reading
Jan McDonald, the Rare Books Librarian at the State Library of Victoria, uses two books from the collection to show the difference between botanic illustration and flower painting. One book contains depictions of Australian plants collected by scientific illustrator Austrian … Continue reading
Lots of things have been bubbling away in my mind lately. You know some of my creative thoughts, but also I have been pondering about the rhythm of my blog ~ what I want to post and how often. I think I … Continue reading
I just love the drawings of Leonardo da Vinci and his drawings were his visual recordings of his research. In this fascinating video Martin Clayton, Senior Curator of The Queen’s Gallery in Buckingham Palace, London, explores three anatomical drawings, and explains how accurate … Continue reading
The NGV [National Gallery of Victoria] has an outstanding exhibition at the moment (on until April 24th) of work from And Warhol and Ai Weiwei. The gallery’s publicity says: Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei, developed by the NGV and The Andy Warhol … Continue reading
As you know I love sketchbooks and I love gardening. You can imagine how this delightful little book made me smile. It made my Mum smile. I hope it makes you smile too.
I am hoping that one of your dreams for 2016 is to be more creative ~ maybe to start keeping a regular sketchbook, maybe to learn new skills or maybe to start your artistic life. Maybe I can help by … Continue reading