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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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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 […]


Kate Shaw – Luminous Worlds

Posted by on August 30, 2016 in Blog | 0 Comments

  Fehily Contemporary words by Caitlin Leishman   Kate Shaw’s work brings fossilization to the mind – though her creations are the opposite of outdated and weary. Perhaps it’s more of a modern fossil she brings to life. Yes, that’s a bit of a paradox or two, but if you take the time to check out this recent exhibition you’ll […]

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Annie Leibovitz: Keeping Focus

words by Caitlin Leishman   It’s no easy feat, creating art that sells a product aside from the artwork itself, while still maintaining artistic status and not a salesman’s title. Annie Leibovitz is one such artist who has managed to perfect the balance for decades. Celebrity subjects initially caught the public’s eye as Leibovitz took the role of Chief (and […]


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 […]


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 […]