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  1. Molloch Dreaming by Dino Damiani

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    Aboriginal painter Dino Damiani is a focused high achiever.

    Also a gifted musician and writer, Dino is driven by an overwhelming passion to create and express.

    Throughout his school years Dino was a star tennis player whose idol was John McEnroe. He was destined to be a National Champion, however life had other plans.

    It was later in life that Dino picked up the paint brush. Since then Dino has taken great delight and found endless freedom in manifesting his beautiful and magical dreaming on canvas.

    ART CONNECTED - For details go to WWW.KEDEM.COM.AU
    Sunday 26 March 2017
    11am to 5pm
    KING DAVID HALL - 520 ORRONG RD, ARMADALE

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  2. Forbid Yourself Nothing by artist Benjamin Box

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    Melbourne based artist, writer and free verse poet Benjamin Box is an anathema. Or at least that’s what he believes his latest art buyer thinks of him.

    After commissioning his latest work: ‘Forbid Yourself Nothing.’, a large size spray paint and acrylic on canvass; the buyer in question: …”ran for the hills upon completion of the work and didn’t even have the manners to sling me a modest materials fee.”

    I thought it may have been a case of sour grapes until Ben showed me the two ‘test prints’ or ‘studies’ he’d sent the buyer before commencing the final picture.

    “There’s a special place in hell for buyers like that.” he informed me.

    Not only did this ...
  3. Temperature Vermillion art gallery

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    Barry Humphries with daughter Emily Humphries, creator and curator of Temperature Vermillion.
    Lured from a sojourn in the cool Tasmanian rain forests, national Icon and veteran art collector Barry Humphries who is lovingly known around the world as Dame Edna Everidge housewife superstar did not miss the preview launch of St Kilda’s Temperature Vermillion art gallery; created and curated by his youngest daughter artist, poet and entrepreneur Emily Humphries.

    Earmarked to be one of St Kilda’s hottest and most sought after art spaces, Temperature Vermillion’s preview launch hosted the works of three unique and talented artists, Tasmanian born photographer
    Lucia Rossi, Melbourne’s own painter
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  4. Linden Art Prize 2016

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    Linden New Art presents the third annual Linden Art Prize 2016

    Linden New Art is proud to present the third annual Linden Art Prize opening Friday 4th March.The prize is a non-acquisitive contemporary art award established for artists who have graduated from a Masters Degree or PhD in 2015.



    Shortlisting judges this year are Mardi Novak, SeniorCurator of Hawthorn’s Town Hall Gallery and Lyn Johnson, Deputy Director at McClelland Galleryand Sculpture Park. According Novak, “The selection process was challenging as there were many multi-disciplinary artists creating fantastic work. I was particularly excited to see how so many artists value the role
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  5. The Toorak Village Art Walk


    By Faye Depasquale titled ‘Sturts Desert Peas’

    The Toorak Village Art Walkruns for 4 weeks from Monday 19 October until Sunday 15 November 2015. The Toorak Village Traders Association has invited 35 artists to showcase original paintings, drawings and mixed media in the shop windows of Toorak Village businesses.


    Toorak Village will become a “Street Gallery” for the 4th year where businesses offer their front windows to artists from all over Australia to display their gorgeous paintings and artworks on easels of all sizes.

    Toorak Village is between Wallace Ave and Grange Road, just east of Williams Road; simply
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  6. Tim Mckew's legendary 'Come Down with Us'


    Staged by William Mora under the Patronage of Georges Mora.

    Laughter in The Art Gallery!, not pretentious but pissingly fractured and funny! - John Pinder [RIP].

    Location: William Mora Galleries
    60 Tanner Street Richmond, Victoria, Australia
    Tel: 03 9429 1199

    Dates: August 2015 on Fri 28, Sat 29, Sun 30.

    Time: 6 - 8pm

    Online tickets sale: http://www.trybooking.com/IDVK

    Bookings essential as limited seating.

    Come and relive some of the magic of ‘Those legendary Art Happenings’ those Dada Cabarets first staged at Tolarno Galleries, Fitzroy ...
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  7. Tim Mckew Australian Cabaret Legend


    Tim Mckew at St Kilda's Tolarno Galleries in 1979 image by Henry Talbot.

    I first met with Tim Mckew for a one on one, in his locale at the Abbotsford Convent the other day.

    I had heard about his forth coming Dadaist performance art show, “Come Down With Us” running over three nights in August 2015 on Friday 28, Saturday 29 and Sunday 30, between 6 – 8pm at the William Mora Galleries, and after doing my research the night before, I was very interested to meet the man.

    I discovered that Tim Mckew is a vibrant singer, songwriter, playwright and producer, whose successful career has spanned over five decades in show business ...
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  8. New Frontiers

    OPENING 6pm THUR 16 JUL 2015
    Artists: Tommy May, John Prince Siddon, Mabel Wakarta, Curtis Taylor, Lily Hibberd, Daniel Walbidi

    New Frontiers will present a selection of contemporary art that is being created in some of Australia’s most remote Indigenous communities including those located in the Great Sandy Desert and the East Pilbara. The six artists included in the exhibition come from diverse communities and are at different stages of their lives and careers. They are creating exciting work that is pushing the boundaries of Indigenous art in terms of its content, style, media and presentation. These artists are concerned with creating artwork that reflects their cultural identity as well as incorporating various influences ...
  9. Lake Tyres revisited in WA.

    I remember Papa Dodge as an old man sitting in the back of the Landrover when the hailstones started pelting down. We were on our way into town from the mish (Aboriginal reserve) around 1964 when I was about 4 years old.


    Papa Dodge as I later learned was not only my grandfather, but also the leader of the people at Lake Tyres, who along with the help of Pastor Doug Nichols, and other Aboriginal people from around Victoria marched through the streets of Melbourne to parliament house.


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    Centre: Pastor Nichols with Laurie Moffatt right march through the streets of Melbourne to protest against the sale of Lake Tyres.

    The march was in protest ...
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  10. Bonjah Frontman Glenn Mossop shows his artwork

    Art can be pretty diverse and it does encompass many aspects. This can be Photography,Drawing, Painting and even performance. One man has taken all this on board and is making his mark across every aspect. Glenn Mossop is the frontman of Melbourne band Bonjah, who themselves are stamping their mark on the Australian music market. With the release of their third album, Beautiful Wild, they are currently selling out venues across this wide and beautiful land.

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  11. HIDDEN FACES of the ARCHIBALD at the AGE MEDIA HOUSE GALLERY

    Splendour in the Arts
    with Jim van Geet
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    Portrait of Lucy Gale titled
    "Somewhere under the Rainbow"
    by Jim van Geet


    As one of Melbourne’s longtime, unknown, underground inhabitants I have very recently come to know of nationally celebrated Victorian based artist Jim van Geet. My "awakening" came to pass as a result of his portrait of Lucy Gale titled “Somewhere under the Rainbow” which was part of the 2012 “ Hidden Faces of the Archibald “ exhibition at the Hilton at Docklands and in pride of place at the Age’s Media House Gallery from 20th August till 28th September.

    Awakening, you may ask? Well, it was ignited five minutes into an interview with Lucy Gale
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