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 the … 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

What’s On and Art Prizes!

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SO MUCH ON!! It’s Melbourne Art week folks, so that means there are many more reasons to slip into the fresh, rainy streets of Melbourne  and go check out some bloody good Art!   KATE SHAW ANTHROPOCENE Exhibition dates: 17 August to 10 September 2016 Opening celebration: Saturday 20 August, 3pm to 5pm Location: Fehily Contemporary 935 High Street, Armadale VIC … Read More

Art Diary 7-Tahlia Giann

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By Celeste Hawkins What better way to introduce the art of paper quilling and cutting than Melbourne based Graphic Designer Thalia Giann. Passionate about all things paper-here she gives us a history as well as a deep explanation into her various works. Thalia Giann’s exhibition “PaperCut” runs until August 21 at No Vacancy Gallery Federation Square. All works are for sale. … Read More

Rabbit Worship 1

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By Celeste Hawkins   Here is the first of a number of rabbit illustration instalments that I promise to upload over the coming months. I have just added some Prismacolor pencils to my collection. Here I have mixed Prismacolor, Polychromos, white ink and pencil together. I am submitting this over at Illustration Friday here for ‘tiny’. I am often in awe … Read More