Tag Archives: Art

Imperfect articles

If you’ve been visiting a while then you may recall me wittering on about a sketchbook. Well, my latest effort has been uploaded for perusal online at The Sketchbook Project. Some of the pencil sketches haven’t come up so clearly, … Continue reading

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Shadows of many pasts at Heide

The Heide Museum of Modern Art is a clutch of buildings set amid a rolling pocket of vestigial lush greenery in what is now outer suburban Melbourne. Before it was a gallery, cafe, and sculpture park, it was home to … Continue reading

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Review: A brush with Vincent

The National Gallery of Victoria winter masterpiece exhibition this year is Vincent van Gogh and the Four Seasons (on now). I finally got to visit on a particularly sombre, grey Melbourne Friday afternoon. Last year the big exhibit was Degas. … Continue reading

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This April is the cruellest month

It was my birthday last week; not especially an important one, except for one reason. I am now the same age as my mother. Weird. It’s weird to imagine me leading her life, when ours diverged significantly. Weird thinking about … Continue reading

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Summer of Sundays +

It’s finished and submitted and sitting in a Brooklyn art library, but it took ages to decide what to do for my second Sketchbook Project. It’s about that most obvious of all lame art anxieties – that of the blank … Continue reading

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Month of Sundays

The Drop by Drawing class on Sundays at the National Gallery of Victoria concluded. I miss it already. Last Sunday wasn’t the same. For one, there was foster kittens, but mainly, I missed arting about. However, I can safely say … Continue reading

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No one view

Tis said there is only one view of Sydney, a vista that encompasses the Harbour, the harbour’s old coat hanger of a bridge and the Opera House. Of course they are much-loved and instantly identifiable everywhere, even if our Prime … Continue reading

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