I have a solo exhibition opening

I have a solo exhibition opening here on Tamborine Mountain at the end of October. Hope to see some of you there!

This person walks past my daughters house most days, about mid-morning. This is how they walk. This is what they wear every single day. Sometimes there are the red mittens on. Sometimes not.

I just love the fact that they exist. I have painted them so I wont ever forget.

The humans who help me to feel like were all around, and we are all sort of on our own, but maybe were never particularly alone.

Watched a programme about Australian art and it depressed me so much. Much wonderful art, (few female!) spoken of, but it 's the whole ethos of a country's 'identity' in its appropriation of certain art to suit it's political and geographical position. So little about the spirit of the artist and art, much of its 'official' cultural appropriation. Artist's struggle enough but they're really bottom of the pile, if they're lucky, buried if not.

My dad came to Australia as a skilled migrant in the 70s, when that was a cool and accepted thing to do. He is now moving back home (Norway) and I am being gifted some very incredible items from his time here (not his work but people he has worked with).

Open Studios trail is this weekend on the mountain! Im so excited to be participating wish I could visit everyones studios - its going to be amazing!

Yesterday I saw the finalists for the , & prizes. This is what I later wrote

The Australian artist John Olsen has died. This is BARD's tribute and "Five Bells," 1962, one of some 130 Olsen works in the collection of the Art Gallery of NSW. #art

NEW ARTICLE: 'One Hundred Years of the Archibald Prize Australias Most Prestigious Art Award

'The Archie 100 exhibition chronicles both how Australias artistic temperament and the country itself have evolved over the past century.

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An older artwork -2007- inspired by a photo taken by when a bushfire threatened his home. Soft chalk pastel on A1 paper.

Changes are coming to the voting process used to select the winner of the Packing Room Prize, usually the first award made in the annual Archibald Prize for Australian portraiture

Hi Australian artists - this is VERY last minute, but it totally doable. is having its very first gay pride event and SPACE gallery is supporting the event with an exhibition.

Please boost :D

People who only think of art as money dont understand that artists like Frederick McCubbin & Arthur Streeton painted the Australian bush because they loved it. Their sympathy was with conservationists, not the destroyers

It may be 38 degrees outside, but I adored my first visit to the beautiful McClelland Sculpture Park & Gallery, and the wonderful tour of the current Centre 5 modern sculpture exhibition by its curator Jane Eckett!

I love this gorgeous cluttered work by ... ---Margaret Olley, Plumbago. 2000, oil on composition board, 59.0 x 89.5 cm. Reproduced from: ---

'Sydney Bridge' (c. 1932) by Australian artist Margaret Preston (1875-1963)
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'Queens Square, Sydney' (1938) by Australian artist Cedric Emanuel (1906-1995).
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'Railway Station, Redfern' by Australian painter Arthur Streeton (1867-1943). The station was demolished about a decade after this was painted and replaced with Central Station.

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'The Bridge in Curve', painted by Australian artist Grace Cossington Smith (1892-1984) (, , , ).

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'Circular Quay', by Australian artist Margaret Preston (1875-1963) (, , , , ).

'Hes learning how he wants to see the world and just how much hes capable of showing. Its a remarkable thing to witness'.

Victoria Hannan, on *Fred Williams: The London Drawings*, currently on at the Ian Potter Centre, NGV Australia.

Just a few enthusiastic lines in an otherwise unenthusiastic review.

Just did the last weekend of Sculptures By The Sea on the to Tama walk

Street art (detail), Waterloo, NSW

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