Maritime Art at the Mission to Seafarers — Black Mark

The ANL Maritime Art Awards & Exhibition features the winning artworks and all the short-listed entries. Three rooms of paintings at the Melbourne Mission to Seafarers Victoria at the far dockside end of Flinders Street. It is in the perfect location for the exhibition including exhibiting under the dome of the historic Spanish mission-style building. […]…

Salon de Refuses

Each year, following the Archibald Portrait and Wynne Prizes, the E. H. Ervin Gallery puts together a travelling exhibition of the ‘alternatives’ – those that almost made it, but didn’t quiet make it. Until 20th November the Salon de Refuses can be viewed at the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery. Read more . . .

Shipping Art

A step-by-step guide to shipping art. Despite our best efforts, accidents do occur however the opportunity for damage is minimalised through having your art packed and shipped in an appropriate container. It’s worth the time and cost to protect your valuable asset. Read more in the RedDot blog post.

Louise Hearman – Survey

During a career spanning three decades Hearman has become known for painting weird, moody vignettes rendered in deep chiaroscuro against amorphous backgrounds. Read More Image: Untitled copyrite Louise Hearman

Banksy In Melbourne

More than 80 original Banksy works, sourced from a variety of private collections, will be on display in Melbourne at The Paddock, Federation Square from 7th October. Tickets will be $30.00. In addition to familiar Banksy works such as Girl With A Red Balloon, shown above, there will also be a number of pieces that…

Kate Rohde – Melbourne artist

  So, my plan had been to title this episode, “Reimagining Natural History”, which is the way Melbourne based artist Kate Rohde describes her work but we just had so many great bits of conversation around the idea of just ‘saying yes and… via “don’t discount small opportunities” — The Jealous Curator

In Motion Festival

In Motion Festival 2016 Curated by Anna May Kirk Opening night Saturday 1 October, 6-9pm Junction Street Marrickville Just 6 minutes easy walk along Schwebel St from Marrickville Station A three-week multidisciplinary art festival unpacking the theme of motion; Progress. Movements. Time. Slippages. Futures. Change. From 1 – 22 October, presented by AirSpace Projects. Get […]…

Ronnie van Hout

  ‘Paul’, 2014, is a creepy man-child self-portrait (of sorts), by Melbourne-based artist Ronnie van Hout. His sleepwalking pose and little boy PJs cue us for cuteness, so the craggy face is discomforting. He is stunted in stature, and stands not on a plinth, like a worthy sculpture in a gallery normally would, […] via Snags…

Tattooed bum banned on Facebook

Artists have always battled the vagaries of bureaucracy and the biases of self appointed guardians of social decency when it comes to displaying art that shows the human anatomy. Now it seems Facebook has appointed itself the overarching determinate of what its viewers should be allowed to view. Thank goodness there are alternative channels to…

Choppy Waters For Galleries

Being a gallery operator has always been fraught with risk. Like any small business venture, there a plenty of start up galleries and only a small number of truely sustainable galleries with a long term future. At the same time artists have often struggled to achieve the level of representation that thye may have felt…

Freemantle Arts Festival

Centred around the festival hub at the Fremantle Town Hall and incorporating selected key venues such as the Fremantle Arts Centre, the ten-day festival presents a range of high quality and  thought provoking  ticketed and free shows. Read more

Harold Thomas

Titled Tribal Abduction, the winner of the 33rd Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (NATSIAAs) is a striking choice – large in scale, deeply political and deeply confronting.Read more