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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 […]


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 […]


Lyon House Muesum: Creating a collection’s narrative with space.

By Caitlin Leishman Lyon house is a brilliant example of what space can mean to a collection. As a public house it allows accessibility to art and educational elements. Corbett and Yueji Lyon are the owners and directors of Lyon House. They’re said to be unique in their collecting of Australian work when usually “the exotic” and works from foreign […]

Daylesford Convent Gallery: A mixed bag

By Caitlin Leishman The Daylesford Convent Gallery and its building has a history as dynamic as its current content. The building dates back to the gold rush days of the 1860s, when it was the home of the Gold Commissioner. After then being bought by the church it eventually became a girls boarding school. In 1973 became a community centre […]


Howard Arkley and Friends – Tarra Warra

5 DEC 2015 – 28 FEB 2016 Curated by Anthony Fitzpatrick and Victoria Lynn Words by Caitlin Leishman   Howard Arkley is a household name, and this exhibition at Tarra Warra is an insightful tribute to the work he created before his death in 1999 at the age of 48. In his youth, Arkley was inspired by an NGV exhibition […]


Hmmm… I’ll have that Iconic work…no wait the Collectable!

by Caitlin Leishman We’ve been talking a lot about collecting and the notion of what makes something ‘collectable’ this month. But how does ‘collectable’ sit next to the concept of ‘iconic’? The term ‘collectable’ has conflicting connotations. It seems to discuss something that is just within reach, an investment perhaps, but with a tad of risk attached. I have a […]