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

Glass Art: Andrew Crewes

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For a long time, Andrew’s work has centered around creating a ‘world of tomorrow’ where a strange hybrid of plant, robot and human characters merge and interact. He explains that he wants these little worlds to appear as if “they sprung up overnight completely unexpectedly and with no explanation whatsoever”. Obviously, this Melbourne based artist likes surprises and what offers … Read More

Justin Lee Williams: New Project

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What is it about the portrait that can make one feel such strong emotion? Sometimes a portrait will border on disturbing, yet draw us back in, again and again. Is it something in the eyes or the prevalence of sunken cheeks? Who is the subject and how much of the artist themselves is present? This is something I would like … Read More