Catch up-Mulga


I feel privileged to not only be able to have an insight into how all kinds of artists create, but spy a little on their progress as well. I guess that’s the delightful thing about the digital landscape. One can deliver these little ‘journaled journeys’ in a instant.

So for this re-cap, I’m bit further afield …from Sydney.

Regular readers may recall reading here about the art of Mulga back around this time  in 2012.

Otis the OwlOtis the Owl,Mulga, 2014

Having recently quit his dull finance job after many years of tedium and frustration, Mulga is now in full swing as self confessed ‘artprenueur’. This is a good thing, as last time I visited,his partner told me he could barely sit still for a second. ‘I had been stuck in the same low level finance office job for many years and I did not have the passion for the finance industry to take any steps to climb the ‘ladder’, he says.

One wonders how he survived in the world of finance. But it’s amazing what people can do whilst dreaming of their other ventures. And I’m guessing the finance skills will certainly help in his new business. This is especially true, as he has recently become a proud father for the third time!

Mulga’s charismatic characters have appeared in a myriad of spaces including in print and canvas form, on walls, T-shirts and other paraphernalia. Children’s book writing is certainly on the cards as many of his characters come with a full profile and poem attached.

When asking Mulga about his work and inspiration, he opened with:

“My main source of inspiration is having a job that I love so that I never have to work again because work sucks.”

So for the benefit of aspiring artists out there, how did he make that leap?

“I read many books and biographies with the main idea of being inspired; many that talked about doing something you love for work. So I started a blog and posted my drawings on it, just starting small. The first drawings I posted on the blog were made on post it notes while I sat at work not wanting to do my office job duties. They are still up there. My first post was 6 September 2010.”

Fabio the Fox

Fabio the Fox, Mulga, 2014

Mulga had his first solo art show in February 2012. It has taken him nearly 5 years to transition into being a full time artist and will be interesting to follow his progress as his years of art making roll on.

Read more and see more about the art of Mulga here at:





Up and Coming…



Josh Robbins, One to three Trogons 2014,oil,charcoal and floor stain on linen,130 x90cm

Flinders Lane Gallery
137 Flinders Lane,
Melbourne, VIC 3000

Esther Olsson


Esther Olsson, Caged, Hand Drawn illustration

The Drawings of Esther Olsson

27th March-6th April

An intricate series of drawings in response to personal environment


Opening- Thursday 27th of March



Based in the heart of Brunswick, Tinning Street is a space dedicated to ingenuity,
craftsmanship, the offbeat, and the genuine. 

Lot 5/29 Tinning Street
VIC 3056
0408 140 628

Thursday – Sunday
11am – 5pm



Pat Brassington at Ten Cubed

Pat BrassingtonPat Brassington, Flight of the Duchess 2011, pigment prints on etching rag 310gsm.

Pat Brassington is one of Australia’s most highly respected an influential artist working in photo-media. This exhibition includes recent works from Brassington’s practice, including A Heartbeat Away, presenting her continuing aesthetic as informed by Surrealism. Brassington’s work delves into the uncanny and the abject, conveying an ever-present sexuality, ensconced in a cinematic dream-like state.

 18th February – 3rd May 2014

1489 Malvern Rd, Glen Iris.

Open 10am -4pm Tues to Sat.


With an array of some of the best live Jazz Musicians on stage; the 2014 MSO POPS concert series is set to provide its audiences with an atmosphere of vintage glamour and Broadway style performances. The legendary multi-instrumentalist, James Morrison will be trumpeting his melodic masterpieces. Audiences can also expect some unforgettable musical theatre tunes and all -American greatest hits with Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart .

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From passionate music lovers and to those who just love to have good night out on the town; these performances will appeal to many.


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There are three concerts in the MSO Pops series, which are held at Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall at 7pm on the Saturday, followed by a matinee session on the Sunday.


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A subscription is available to the series, reducing the overall cost. More information- here.

Everyone who purchases a subscription or ticket to the first concert is in the running to win a trip to the home of Jazz, New Orleans!


French Quarter Corner Balcony                                                                  The home of Jazz- New Orleans

 Series Times and dates:

Saturday March 8th, 7pm.

“A Journey Through Jazz: From Louis Armstrong to Herbie Hancock”

Sunday March 9th, 2pm (Matinee).

 The following concerts are in June and then November, with the full program listed here at the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra website :