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Grey Harbour, 1978 Brett Whiteley is now sitting at the very top of the Australian art tree.  Whiteley’s The Sunrise, Japanese: Good Morning!  sold last week at Menzies  Melbourne auction for $1.3m (Inc premium) to cement his place as one of Australia’s greatest painters. Brett tragically died far too young. His works have continued to

Deb’s Dog Day Out

Thursday, 28 June 2012 by

Deborah Williams is a very fine print-maker with a very fine specialty-dogs. She has been producing beautiful images of dogs bodies, dog’s heads and more recently a large project taking imprints of dog’s snouts. Deborah is inspired by dogs:” I love observing the relationship people have with each other and with other species” she says.

Hail the Emperor

Friday, 22 June 2012 by

The NGV’s winter blockbuster, Napoleon: Revolution to Empire has opened to rave reviews from Melburnians. This panoramic exhibition- it took 10 years to bring together- features nearly 300 works examining French art culture and life from the 1770s to the 1820s. So much more than an art exhibition, Napoleon includes objects of breathtaking opulence and

Ricardo rides the elephant!

Wednesday, 20 June 2012 by

Painter and Sculptor Geoffrey Ricardo continues to ride the popularity of his iconic motif- the elephant. He is close to completing one of his biggest tasks to date- building a life-size copper elephant for the Melbourne Art Fair. The elephant  head and trunk are now shaped and constructed and the body is being hammered out

Pilgrimage to Jeffrey Smart

Thursday, 14 June 2012 by

Jeffrey Smart has been one of Australia’s best-loved artists for decades now. He chose to live in Tuscany in a  farmhouse which he painstakingly renovated over many years and began to paint from his studio there in the 1960’s. But he has always shown in Australia rather than Europe. His dealer of many years, Stuart

Artists often draw their inspiration from strange sources. Rona Green’ wonderfully quirky, witty endearing takes on life have been influenced by Sailor Jerry of all people! Sailor Jerry was a sailor, tattooist, musician, radio jock and writer- amongst other things. His tattoos were famous for their intricacy and detail. Rona has channeled a bit of

The Art Fair is coming!

Monday, 04 June 2012 by

The Melbourne Art Fair is just around the corner. Again! talks with the co-directors Laetitia Prunetti and Emilly-Rose Davis about the upcoming Fair which promises to be the biggest and best yet. We will be bringing you up to date news as we count down to the Art Fair in August. There’s going to