I was lucky enough to go to a talk given by the artist Joseph L Griffiths. He was talking to a group of art student and was happy enough to give up an hour and a half of his time just to chat and answer questions. His work is amazing (currently showing at Boom Gallery…Details
A visit to the biennial Melbourne Art Fair last weekend confirmed my thoughts that art fairs are alive and well in these tough times. The event (which was not inexpensive to get into so no riff raff) attracted 27,000 visitors and sales of $8 million (although this was down from $11 million in 2010) –…Details
Broadsheet is a fabulous Melbourne (and Sydney) based website covering a whole range of stuff from food, drink, nightlife, fashion, and more interestingly, art and entertainment. At the moment the mega Melbourne Art Fair (which I will visit this weekend and report back next week) is the big art event in Melbourne, with 900 artists…Details
Some great events coming up in Melbourne including the MIFF. Have a look and let me know what your thoughts are on this years contenders.
Discovered the most beautiful stationery shop called Zetta Florence in Melbourne. It describes itself as ‘Presentation Paper Archival’ and it’s certainly the place to go if you want something special in the paper line. Gorgeous colours, textures, designs. Any time I am in Melbourne I make sure to stop in and get my stationery…Details
A glimpse of the new upcoming prints that are being introduced to the Sara Paxton Artworks collection.
A recent newspaper article, ‘Shopping for art goes online’, looks at the trend towards purchasing online art. This poses a couple of interesting questions. Firstly, does it mean that the traditional way of looking and buying art through galleries is declining. With artists losing up to 50% of their income in gallery commission, I think…Details
The Melbourne Age ran a really interesting article titled ‘Establishing art bazaars is fair game’, looking at the growing array of art fairs around the world, especially in the Asia Pacific Region. It seems to be the future trend for selling art – the recent ART Hong Kong fair achieved sales of $100-$200 million which…Details
A very interesting art space that I stumbled across on the Gold Coast.