Student Artist Profile:”MJ”

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Meet ‘MJ’, a second year Visual Art student at Victoria University. MJ’s work, is never devoid of comment from admirers; who marvel at his ability of his attention to detail and control of his favourite medium, oil paint.  He has an energy that is contagious, he loves life and has a passion for creating. He has recently entered a work in the Heartlands Refugee … Read More

A little inspiration goes a long way…

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This week, I have decided to showcase some of the everyday things that inspire me. Some might just walk by these artifacts, with barely a twitch in their direction. But I don’t mind. As for me, I’m energised by such artifacts as a little object on a marketstall or a beautiful building, brimming with talented occupants inside… or some great Melbourne street … Read More

David Lynch on Creativity and Consciousness…

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  By Celeste Hawkins  It has been an interest of mine for some time to discuss the creative process and it’s relationship with the subconscious mind, also described by some as the unconscious. Some artists spend much of their career creating works from their subconscious. To me, this refers to the dream like state that could be entered through meditation.American … Read More

Alix Fairbairn

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 By Celeste Hawkins Whilst strolling around the Wynne Prize exhibition a couple of weeks ago at the National Gallery Of NSW; I overheard a woman commenting on Alix’s work, “William Street aglow”. Marvelling at her attention to detail and especially the depiction of glowing water on the road at night, the woman chatting to her friend was most impressed that … Read More

Focus on Edward Gorey

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This week I have chosen to focus on a writer and illustrator who is now departed, American Edward Gorey. I first stumbled apon his work ”Amphigorey Also” a collection of 15 of his small books last year whilst perusing some books in Polyester bookshop in Melbourne. His Victorian style illustrations are highly amusing and macabrely whimsical, if you can ‘get … Read More