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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Now is the winter of our discontent

Autumn is passing here in Melbourne, and the golden leaves that began falling from our trees here a couple of months ago are now reduced to a handful of stayers that will last a few cold-snaps before succumbing to the winter air before falling off. I’ve been feeling aimless of late. I’ve got near 30,000…

Jillian’s Typewriter.

  Michael Clemens on the typosphere page recently set a  challenge to us typewriter fanatics for typewriter day to “honour your roots“. Well, I don’t think I can do that any better than to talk about a typewriter that has more personal significance to me than any other in my collection. This the typewriter that belonged…

Farewell to the Royal Children’s Hospital, and 2014

This photo shows most of the older buildings that made up the RCH campus. The main hospital is to the right. This year I’ve made some fairly dramatic moves in my life. Along with moving back interstate to my former home town of Melbourne, I also quit working at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Brisbane where I…