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Claudia Fontes

Organic and sublimely emotive, the sculptures of Claudia Fontes, which are visceral interpretations of ‘foreigners’ inhabiting the daily environment that she observes on her many walks in the countryside display a quirky, yet idyllic image of everyday life where all types of people and cultures mesh together to work, live, love and play. Where are you from? She ponders, and […]

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Belinda Wilson, Artist, researcher, thinker, by Anita Traynor

  Belinda in her studio Melbourne artist, Belinda Wilson, is currently at the nitty gritty end of her masters wherein she deliberates the widespread effects that weather has on our psyche.  Looking intrinsically at how growing up in Regional Victoria, where sometimes long periods of intense drought can have devastating outcomes on its rural environment, Belinda’s art attempts to highlight […]

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BROOK ANDREW, THE RIGHT TO OFFEND IS SACRED, by Anita Traynor

Brook Andrew…………..           is definitely a highly regarded and easily identifiable force within the current contemporary art market. His recent body of work is no less tame than usual and traverses along our paths with the force of an impending tornado.  Unabashedly provocative, with its heady social context and broadly interpretative text, it reveals the darker side […]

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Joshua Yeldham, Rishi, by Anita Traynor, art consultant, blogger, Melbourne

JOSHUA YELDHAM – RISHI SCOTT LIVESEY GALLERIES 16 NOVEMBER – 10 DECEMBER 2016   It’s no secret that I am not just a smidgen enamoured with the works of Joshua Yeldham, whether they be his breathtaking landscapes that portray monolithic mangroves resting by the Hawkesbury river, or the elusive owl, ominously peering out of the canvas, or for that matter […]

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Artists on the Move exhibition presented by Anita Traynor Fine Art, 7th-27th November

ARTISTS ON THE MOVE A group exhibition of four very different artists from Melbourne showcasing their recent paintings, (and some very cool sculptured lights by Daniel Truscott).                                                                   […]

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John Olsen: The You Beaut Country, a much loved artist, by Anita Traynor

                                                      fond memories of John Olsen at a Metro opening, in my years as art consultant there, with gorgeous friend Rachel  a toe It is not surprising that everyone is talking about John Olsen this week, […]

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Barcelona, whats not to like, by Anita Traynor, Melbourne Art consultant, blogger,

Some of the amazing Public Art Works                                                                                                  Roy Lichtenstein       […]

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Extraordinary British artist, Cecily Brown by Anita Traynor, blogger, Melbourne

Today I look at an artist that really excites and ignites my creative juices……..and dare I say she really packs a punch, Cecily Brown……whose large, bold, abstract expressionist paintings speak volumes. Thrusting into the limelight in London a couple of decades ago, (thrust being the operative word, as her works mostly contain rather explicit sexual content; naked bodies are depicted […]

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The hyper-real world of Carole Feuerman, by Anita Traynor, art consultant, blogger, Melbourne, Australia

featured image, DurgaMa, 2015, oil and bronze. “Dubbed ‘the reigning doyenne of super-realism’ by art historian John Spike, Feuerman has solidified her place in the rhetoric of art history”. Yes, Yes, Yes, I couldn’t agree more, roll over Koons, your rival is out to get you….I first saw Carole Feuerman’s work in a contemporary art history book and thought where […]

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McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery, by Anita Traynor

We are so lucky here in Melbourne, world’s most liveable city, and it’s not hard to see why, as I head off on a short journey, approximately half an hour out of Melbourne on the popular Mornington Peninsula Freeway, to visit a landmark hub in the creative arts, the McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery.  Set amidst dense ti- trees and […]