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International Women’s Day art.


In my heart I didn’t miss it, with my work sadly I didn’t exhibit specifically for 2019 International Women’s Day however I have recently had some strong ideas regarding new work to do with women. In the new work I would like to show the different ages, careers, ethnicities and histories. Yet to formulate exactly how that will appear on paper but am thinking about it alot and have taken up life drawing again.

I hope in the future work I make to show women with quirks that are unexpected hybrids of what you might expect. I hope in the future that I too will be called a quirky unexpected hybrid, maybe I am one now.

Just came back from beautiful Byron Bay in New South Wales, Australia. Please look it up if you are from overseas. It’s so beautiful and loved by hippies of all ages. Yesterday they had a nude bike ride through the main street. The night before I saw whole families dressed and painted like Frida Kahlo (men too). Anything goes in Byron.

Happy International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day.
I think about things sometimes and wonder how it is that some people think women and men are not equal.

browns garden

International Women’s Day Celebrations at Hellenic Museum in Melbourne today.

2014 Seven artists were selected to exhibit artwork for the exhibition ‘Transformation’.  The event was thoughtfully curated by women from the group ‘Food for Thought’a Greek Australian Women’s Network.  I was honoured to be part of this exhibition.


Here a few photos from the event which was very much a garden party attended by the Ambassador for Greece Mr Haralampos Dafaranos and his wife Eyvah T. Dafaranos who launched the exhibition,.

Several other exhibits are open at this wonderful venue included George Raftopoulos’ amazing collage/mixed media works on the first floor.  Call the Museum for opening hours as I believe the exhibition will be continuing until April.  Museum Phone 8615 9016

hellenic graftopoulos and me hellenic museum artists 2014 int womens day hellenic museum artists and curators hellenic museum artists curators speakers

Yeah that’s me on crutches two and a half weeks after the knee replacement surgery.  When I have a little more energy I’ll post some pics of the artwork by the other exhibitors.


I have been selected to exhibit artwork in a group show for International Women’s Day 2014.

No Slide TitleThe venue is a magnificent historic building that was once the Royal Mint Building.

There will be several events happening on the day of opening (9th March) so it would be a wonderful time to see some of you there.

I believe the event will be on show until 24th March if you cant be at the opening.  There is an RSVP mostly for refreshments and please know that you are all welcome.

It may be my first outing on crutches – if we havent met yet well the crutches (knee replacement) will be a real givaway.

I’m pretty excited about this and as I learn more I will add to this post for your information.

It’s Autumn but still very much Summer weather.

It’s hard to be very productive when the weather is so hot.  I was thinking about my poor dog Ninna (almost 6 months old).  My daughter bought her a wading pool which she quite liked but eventually bit a hole in the top part (see in photo).  As you know I’m a fan of pitt pencils – I found a new colour ‘sanguine’ and enjoyed drawing these two small images just as a start.   The street pic is from Akland Street in St. Kilda (near the beach), had lunch and visited Linden Gallery – well worth a look, I’m also in it with three artworks.

Pencil drawing sanguine

Sanguine colour woman

pencil drawing pitt

Sanguine colour pencil drawing

Akland Street St Kilda

Kelpie Ninna in pool

My pup breaking the pool

Thai finger dance

Julia doing Thai dance



Tiny porcelain ducks

Studio is just too hot so not very productive over last week or so. Such a consistently hot Summer this year even though Melb is famous for having four seasons in one day (miss that).

Painting by Sugimoto

Painting by Sugimoto

I spent a day at La Trobe University whilst my son Darcy made a presentation to future graduates about how best to apply for graduate programs.  I enjoyed myself immensely, everyone was pretty fresh at the uni and many people were lost, I found the library (see the Kitaj drawing of David Hockney) and I found their art gallery.  I went to a gorgeous cafe in Smith Street Fitzroy, dont recall the name as I just stumbled upon it.  It is near to Kerr Street end of Smith Street.  The pigeon is a mixed media piece I made in 2008 and the angel child is an oil painting of mine (rare) from 2004 (it’s the same child that gave the speech).  So I just cobbled together some bits and pieces for some visual stimulation and hope soon to produce some more work even though we have another hot week ahead of us in Melbourne.library la trobe pigeon collage angel darcy cafe smith st fitzroy 2 cafe smith st fitzroy darcy latrobe david hockney by kitaj

International Women’s Day celebrated with an exhibition of artwork called Northern Lights to be held at the gorgeous Bundoora Homestead.

smith street small.2.I’m in Smith Street digital work was selected to appear at the Northern Lights exhibition at Bundoora Homestead.  Love you to come and have a look if in Melbourne.

Art to celebrate women artists

Exhibition of artwork

smith street small.2.Op shopping – the juggling book is so cute, beautifully illustrated – will I have a go or give it to someone, hmmm?  It took me a little while to work out what the small round object was.  I thought it might be for salt or pepper, opening hole too big, thought it might be for incense, again hole not in middle and not supportive of a stick so I googled it and found it was for artificial sweeteners not sure what country, probably germany because of the writing on the back.  The drawing is in pencil and just completed yesterday – still not titled.juggling ritz sweetener dispenser hands pulling blanket

John Malone

playful panda

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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