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By Celeste Hawkins Welcome to Art Diary 10! I feel privileged to be able to share the artistic processes of Melbourne artist Erica Wagner. Having been exposed to many styles and approaches as an editor and publisher of children’s books; Erica’s mix includes painting and mixed media collage; with a focus on the figurative. And she will share her insights with you … Read More

Art News and What’s On….

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  Next Level Exhibition at No Vacancy September 8th-18th The digital art exhibition at Melbourne’s No Vacancy Gallery attracted more than 250 people who were all eager to check out the incredible artwork from across the globe. More 30 Australian artists were among the winners of the Next Level competition and had their artwork exhibited alongside national and internationally renowned … Read More

Art Diary 9-Meg Cowell

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By Celeste Hawkins Meg Cowell’s photographs draw the viewer into her story-a sensual world; deeply connected to nostalgia and encapsulating the metamorphosis from youth to adulthood. Drawing on so many other elements; Meg divulges some of her processes and thoughts behind her stunning images. You can see her latest exhibition  at Flinders Lane Gallery from the 20th of September. For more details see here: … Read More

I finally made it to Mona!

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By Celeste Hawkins My apologies for the lack of post this last week as I was busy experiencing Mona in Hobart, Tasmania….finally! Stepping into Mona is like stepping into the belly of it’s creator David Walsh. It has to be experienced to understand. I found it somewhat disorienting to navigate at times, circling up and down the stairs or through … Read More


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 By Celeste Hawkins   This week’s diary is a round up of what Melbourne Artist Claire Bridge has been up to lately! I first came across Claire a few years ago during her exhibition Alchemy at Flinders Lane Gallery; discovering her ethereal, floating figures up close for the first time. Having a solid practice as a realist figurative painter, her foray into the inclusion of photography … Read More