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NGV Triennial: Summer’s Kaleidoscope

by Caitlin Leishman It’s the final month to catch the NGV Triennial.  On the ground floor of the NGV, even on an inoffensive Tuesday afternoon, you are greeted with the swarming buzz of families, tourists, and even a few art goers all darting back and forth like excited wasps. Initially, the crowd can be overwhelming, so a deep breath is […]

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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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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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Anita Traynor Fine Art Newsletter / August

Heart warming art during Winter. Welcome again to our monthly newsletter, having taken a break briefly in July for a bit of sun and overseas gallivanting. I headed off to the vibrant city of Barcelona home to one of my favourite artists, Antoni Gaudi.  There was much to see and do, but the Gaudi buildings and my visit to Figueres, Dali’s home […]

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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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Josef Marzi – Melbourne Artist, Photographer

  I started illustrating pencil portraiture first when I was very young. I just had a natural ability to do so, and loved doing it. My family and friends always encouraged me to continue from an early age, so I guess that spurred me on all the more. Also I had always enjoyed looking at art, whether it be in […]

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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 […]

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Art Fairs are the New Black, Hong Kong Basel and beyond, by Anita Traynor

With the best of what’s on offer around the world, why wouldn’t you visit the contemporary art fairs. Where else can you get such a vast and eclectic range of modern art from the very high end, Anish Kapoor, Jeff Koons, Hockney and Yayoi Kusama to some of the best of the Australian art scene, Sam Leach, Tony Albert, Brook […]