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Melbourne art trams for the Melbourne Festival. Sadly not mine.

Recently I submitted an image for art on a tram.  The image was from an art exhibition I had called I’m in Smith Street.  As many of the trams travel down Smith Street I thought this image of the buildings would look stunning on the moving tram.  It was a competition and sadly I was just informed that I wasn’t selected however I really enjoyed playing with the template so I am sharing with you.  Maybe when the winning entries are up and running I will photograph and show you.

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Run down closed up shops are disappearing in Melbourne but I got this old sweet thing today.

bananas I liked the crab cutout and thought about leaving it in the fruit bowl atop the bananas but I’m pretty sure the family would not have appreciated it so I didn’t.   dd  shop

Not photo bombing but collage bombing of noticeboards and retail stores.

IMAG0418[1]sssssssssI have been collage bombing noticeboards and moved to retail setups because I spend more time around them.  I just want people to be a little confused and or surprised by what they see.  No damage done as they are paper and bluetac.

The buildings are in Flinders Lane in the City of Melbourne. Most famous in the past for makers of fashion garments and now retail for fashion, coffee (as it is Melbourne) and for Galleries (yay).

My local park on a wintry morning – the tree in pink was a gift from my camera.

Cutout cowboy cup of soup and a day in Collingwood.

I went to garage sales in Collingwood on saturday so a cowboy cup of soup is not an oddity at all.

In Collingwood there were people selling their sample pots from a pottery class – the money raised was going to Nepal.  We bought a couple of pots and exchanged details about classes.  I have never used a pottery wheel so I would like to give it a go sometime.  There is the building with the trains mounted on top – well known in the area – which now has a coffee shop underneath and up high they will have a burger shop.  Yep, it has trains on top of it.  Collingwood is semi industrial with more and more people wanting to live there for it’s proximity to the city and for the wonderful coffee shops and for its unpretentiousness  (anything goes).

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Sticking with the still life for a bit but I had a day off to shop in Chapel Street Prahran yesterday.

Thanks for your encouragement regarding last post – still-life boring or not.  I am continuing with it and am finding that each one changes a little in style so I am enjoying these development stages.  Oh and by the way my husband, my dear neighbours and I are on the lookout for bits and pieces for me to paint.  I had some shopping to do in Chapel Street Prahran/Windsor yesterday so I took these pics.  The vintage/junk place is a market shop in Greville Street.  Amazing things.IMAG7466 IMAG7467 IMAG7469 IMAG7470 IMAG7471 still life no

Amazing sculpture to be viewed at McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Survey with $100,000 prize.

My apologies for not listing every artist name.  I would like to congratulate Mathew Harding as the winner.  Please go to their website to see the names and more amazing work.                                                                                                                                                           mccl8 mccl7 mccl6 mccl 5 mccl 4 mccl 3 mccl 2 mccl 1 This last one is not part of the comp and is by Anthony Prior.

We are pleased to announce that the McClelland Award 2014, an acquisitive award valued at $100,000 was awarded to Matthew Harding for his work Void.The McClelland Award 2014 was judged by Dr Liz Kreijn, Assistant Director, Collection & Presentation of the Kröller-Müller Museum in the Netherlands.

The McClelland Achievement Prize (MAP) was awarded to Sonia Payes for Re:Generation. Valued at $30,000 (non-acquisitive) MAP includes a solo exhibition of the artist’s work at McClelland during the time of the subsequent McClelland Sculpture Survey in 2016.

LEFT: Sonia Payes, Dr Liz Kreijn, Neil Balnaves AO, Robert Lindsay, Matthew Harding, Lyn Williams AM, Rupert Myer AMMIDDLE: Matthew Harding with VoidRIGHT: Sonia Payes with Re:Generation

Melbourne pictures of my house and my new kitchen design and the city.

favourite from entrance My kitchen designer/maker did a photo shoot of my kitchen so I am sharing these gorgeous photos with you.  I am loving my new kitchen.  If you look closely you will see a tiny peek of my artwork on the wall of the lounge room.  Just thought I would let you know that I live approximately 9 kilometres from the city.  Many of the houses in my suburb are quite similar weatherboard (wood) homes from around the 1930’s and 1940’s.  Many people try to restore to the period but I have chosen to go more contemporary.  It is quite a humble house and so I didn’t destroy any important history.

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Thankyou to my Kitchen Designer Marzena for all her help and ideas.window view back view to lounge

Alphington Paper Mills Development

from the Herald Sun Newspaper

A NEW mini-suburb in Melbourne’s inner north will be built on the former Amcor paper mill site, after the State Government approved new planning controls.


The developer paid $120 million for this site.

I don’t have any news but I have a few pics of the buildings just as they are about to be demolished.  I believe they have come to a stop to clean up or investigate soil contamination.  I don’t know anything about that either but I have some pics to share with those of you that know this site.alph 1 alph 2 alph 3 I really wish for a modern 2014 style of architecture (not something toned down to suit heritage houses in the area, hope its an environmentally friendly development that will also consider some community spaces for the neighbours.  Maybe a community room or gallery would be nice.alph 5 alph 6

Good luck to the planners with traffic management etc.  We will all be affected but it could be a stunning addition that will be inclusive of our community and may make people just want to live here even more.  I respect the old and I love the new.IMG Just a little collage that is making it’s way to North Carolina U.S.A.

Eva Hesse abstract I saw today at national gallery Victoria. Everyone else was there to see the Monet exhibition.


I saw some fantastic work.  What’s with the stupid mezzanine that is only accessed by an enormous ramp.  Ngv you lost the simplicity of the original architecture and have created lots of twists and turns and ugly voids.



I am offering a small character collage to the first person to identify the location of this wall in Collingwood (Melb).

A new adjustment.

A new adjustment.

If you read my last post – dog brushed up against this drawing and ruined the pristine white so I inked it and now I have blacked it. Getting there, still thinking and looking at what else I can do to it.

Clue = Close to Fitzroy, ask if you need more clues.

John Malone

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To Pikap Community - Art In Thessaloniki

Μια προσπάθεια συγκέντρωσης και παρουσίασης της εικαστικής καλλιτεχνικής δημιουργίας στην πόλη της Θεσσαλονίκης. An attempt to assemble and present the visual artistic creation in the city of Thessaloniki, Greece.

Life with Leonie

A personal account of my experiences and adventures, starting with my move to Melbourne Australia to live and study for the next 5 months.

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