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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Digging deeper into John Lavery’s Archive.

The little Toyota Echo that I was driving is nothing like the Nissan X-Trail that  I used to make my way out into rural south-east Queensland in. It’d been years since I had driven a manual car, let alone one with absolutely no power steering. As I drove past the trucks and utes around the town…

Undressing the Demountable (No.2)

  It is hard not to be curious about the demountable typewriter. These beasts of the early 20th century is an excellent example of the ambition and ingenuity that the early typewriter designers had during this era. However for all its advances, the Demountable typewriter company would be no more by the end of the great…