All That Glitters And More…it’s All Happening In Melbourne!

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By Celeste Hawkins Star Wars, Art Walks, Networking and Collaborations…just a corner of the curious artworld of Melbourne for you to explore!   AS IF: 40 years and beyond – Celebrating the Women’s Art Register In 2015, the Women’s Art Register, a dynamic slide library holding over 20,000 images and representing over 5000 artists, celebrates 40 years of persisting and …

Meet Contemporary Sculptural Basket Maker-Catriona Pollard

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By Celeste Hawkins Catriona Pollard sees the extraordinary in the ordinary. She has been finalist in a number of art prizes and is about to have her first solo exhibition. This emerging artist tells me she is out constantly collecting strange-looking tree roots or bunches of branches on her daily walks. She uses these in her weaving and creates stunning …


Art News and Events-Sydney and Melbourne

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By Celeste Hawkins Clearly, I have to devote more time and space to all the amazing happenings occurring in NSW and Victoria. As the weather gets warmer, well at least in Sydney (not so much here in Melb’s currently) , we can stretch our limbs and come out of our cocoons into the artworld wilderness. Artist in residence programs, sculpture …

Check it out-Dandenong Festival of Lights!

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By Celeste Hawkins   When was the last time you visited Dandenong? Have you ever visited Dandenong? Where is Dandenong?! I hear you scream! Just off the Princes Highway about 30 minutes from the CBD of Melbourne, it is an ever expanding suburb and cultural hub, with great food and a market that people travel from far and wide to visit. There is …

Indigenous Art heats up Sydney this month!

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By Celeste Hawkins   Warning. This post may contain the names and images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people now deceased.  One of the most joyful parts of writing these posts, is the learning that happens with it. I am excited that more and more media releases are being sent to me about Australian Aboriginal artists working across a wide range of …