The poster age

  Right now, our city is peppered with posters of the sunny yellow Believe in Bendigo kind. They demonstrate people’s belief in our city as a welcoming, diverse community. They demonstrate the power of collective action. They demonstrate printed collateral is just as important now, in the digital age, as it was in the protest years of the... Continue Reading →

From Belgium, with love, wins award

Photojournalism student Michelle Doherty has taken the humble wedding picture from the album to the art world. Michelle’s shot of her best friend’s Belgian wedding is now hanging in St Kilda’s Linden New Art Gallery, having won a prize in its coveted annual postcard show. Michelle says she entered the picture to get an industry... Continue Reading →

Gallery changes face

Is it a landscape, is it a colour scheme, is it art? Often that's for the beholder to determine, but for Melbourne-based artist Ash Keating, if his work draws you in, it's a success. "For me, I want to create work that is meditative and that draws people in," he said at the launch of... Continue Reading →

Art award closes September 30

Contemporary art has long stopped Julie Miller Markoff in her tracks. She remembers the first piece she bought, as a 20-something living in Melbourne. The two-metre high Jackson Pollard print in the Brunswick Street shopfront grabbed hold of her and wouldn’t let go. She bought it with one of her first pay packets, and took... Continue Reading →

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