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

The Art of Mulga

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By Celeste Hawkins Although ‘born inspired’, it was after the birth of his first child that Joel (known about the traps as ‘Mulga’) decided to take his art even more seriously. His wife Sarah relates how he is basically unable to sit still and is either drawing compulsively or wandering around the lounge room with his guitar. “I don’t really … Read More

Beautiful Bondi Beach Art

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Being Good Friday and having just returned to stormy Melbourne from a perfectly warm Sydney, I haven’t managed to gather my thoughts and my notes on a very interesting Sydney based artist who is pretty handy with a black pen and not to shabby on the ink either. But more of that next time… Here are a few snaps from Bondi Beach … Read More