For the love of clutter – The typewriters of Mirka Mora.

  Earlier this year one of Melbourne’s more prestigious auction houses cleared the belongings from Mirka’s studio in Richmond. Calling the auction “The Magical Studio of Mirka Mora” ,they rebuilt much of the studio in their auction house in tribute to the artist – with the help of William, one of her sons. Mirka was…

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Art, love and Robert Clinch

This is a continuation of the typecasts of my trip to Melbourne. Arthur Streeton: A golden summer.  Jeffrey Smart: The Listeners. A quick photo I took of one of Robert’s sculptures. Note the corresponding painting in the background.  Robert Clinch: Dovetailed Robert Clinch: Fanfare for the common man.  Robert Clinch: Spartacus I went to high…

Hermes of the outback.

  Howard Steer – Saved By The Flying Doctor. I’m going to steal Rob Messenger’s thunder a bit here. While in Charleville I found an interesting Hermes Featherlight, that had formerly been in service to a rather significant Australian. Significant enough that he features on the back of the Australian Twenty Dollar note. I speak…