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Victoria Lynn, the newly appointed Director of the marvelous Tarrawarra Museum of Art in the Yarra Valley is making her mark very quickly. Victoria, has been an independent curator and author for some time with past roles as Director of Creative Development at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Melbourne and the Curator

Marion Borgelt’s prodigious career spanning some 30 years draws its inspiration from subjects such as semiotics, language, optics and phenomenology to create atavistic fantasies and mysteries in the forms of painting, sculpture and installation. Her practice incorporates painting, installation, sculpture and mixed media. Her artworks draw from an ancient repository of symbolism, their simplistic design

The cartoon as art

Thursday, 30 August 2012 by

The cartoon has a peculiar place in Australian Art. Perhaps loved and cherished on one hand but not  regarded as serious art. And yet the great Australian cartoonists are all very fine draftsmen with finely honed senses of satire, the absurdity of public life and an ability to crystallize an issue in one simple drawing.

  The Monash Gallery of Art’s Bowness Prize for 2012  – worth $25,000- will be announced Thursday 4 October  at the show launch. The Crumpler People’s Choice Award won’t be announced until Sunday 18 November. The NGV’s Senior Curator of Photography Isobel Crombie, and MGA Gallery Director Shaune Lakin have selected 42 photographs from approximately

The Melbourne Fringe Festival had its official launch this week a month out from its start date of September 26. The Fringe, which grew out of the legendary Pram Factory in Carlton in 1982 has presented the work of more than 50,000 independent artists to millions of Melburnians in that time. It is still Melbourne’s

Inside Art visited Director Robert Lindsay at the McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park to see first hand the extraordinary range of changing exhibitions. McClelland’s outdoor sculpture collection showcases about 100 works by prominent Australian sculptors such as Inge King, Lenton Parr, Clement Meadmore, Anthony Pryor and Norma Redpath along with, recent acquisitions including Rick Amor,

Amber Wallis sexing up the Slumps

Wednesday, 15 August 2012 by

The Australian Art Collector described the energetic Amber Wallis as producing sexually charged canvasses as “ simultaneously subverting and extending the most traditional of Australian painting genres”. Amber was the recipient of the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship and she now shows with soulmate Melissa Loughnan at Utopian Slumps.We talked with Amber on the eve

Wolseley works on paper

Wednesday, 15 August 2012 by

The Australian Print Workshop in Fitzroy has been an extraordinary success working with artists from every segment of the art world from the very famous down to the new and emerging. We visited Anne Virgo, the Workshop’s Director, to watch an edition being produced for none other than John Wolseley whom we met last week

Don’t cry for me…

Monday, 06 August 2012 by

Adam Cullen, the gifted but troubled artist, died just before this year’s Art Fair. He was 47. But art always lives on. And here was Adam on canvas- if not in life. Queensland gallerist, Bruce Heiser was expecting a new show from Adam but unfortunately for all, it didn’t happen.  This Cullen has all the

Peter Burke is a visual artist who works across digital media, drawing, painting, performance and mass media formats including billboards and newspaper headlines. He is also Peter Burke Geurilla Gallerist.  And here he is in the Art Fair with his coat open showing off the work of a number of artists in small 2inch square