Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Jo Totes

I have started to go through a list of things I need to buy on that list is a new camera bag. My old is doesn't have enough space in it and was being a paint to carry around as it is a hard case. So I wanted something special, something pretty but also going to do its job in keeping my camera safe. Then I was introduced to Jo totes, a shop that sells camera bags for ladies. Each bag comes with adjustable interior padding to arranged in the way that best suits your cameras and lenses. I am crushing over the Besty Mustard bag (top right) as it has comes with all these extra pockets to put things like your wallet and phone in. So if your looking for a new camera bag be sure to check out the rest of the bags available from the Jo Totes online store.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Much Love Monday

Be sure to join in next week for Much Love Monday

SLiDE - Slide is a new T.V. series that has started here in Australia that is about these 17 year old kids living in Brisbane. I have only seen two episodes so far but I am so loving it. It is definitely one of T.V. shows to have been made by us Aussie's.

Classic Doctor Who - I have shared countless of times for my love of Doctor Who, but I have recently started watching some Classic Doctor Who with the famous Tom Baker as the Doctor. The best thing about watching this show is laughing at all the 'special effects' from the old days. The best has been a monster made out of green bubble, which you beyond tell that it was just a person with bubble wrap over himself.

Experimentation - So far all my classes have really opened up my mind and has really taught me to not be afraid of doing something different. All my class works have started off as one thing and have ended in such a way I could of never imagined. It really has been fantastic and has really changed the way I look and do art.

Photo Credit: muchlove

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Field trip to Sydney - Part Two

Welcome to Part Two of my field trip to Sydney. Today I am sharing with you my visit to one of Sydney's best and my favourite art galleries, the Roslyn Oxley9 gallery. Representing some of Australia's most prominent artists, you know when you visit the gallery you are in to see some amazing art. I was particularly excited as their was a Louise Hearman exhibition currently showing. Some of you you have been following my blog for a while might remember me sharing a post on Hearman's work.
The exhibition was amazing and I was astonished by how beautiful and stunning Hearman's work really is. Fewer works the usual, she has proven herself yet again just how amazing an artist she really is. Her imagery and brushwork is beyond amazing as she takes us to another world when viewing her work. If you live near Sydney I definitely recommend everyone to see this exhibition and if you do or already have then please share and tell me what you thought of it.
Untitled #1330, 2011
oil on masonite
61 × 70cm
Untitled #1333, 2011
oil on masonite
61 × 91.5cm
Untitled #1337, 2011
oil on masonite
61 × 91.5cm

Photo Credit: Photos by me and images of artworks were found on Roslyn Oxley9 gallery website

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Field trip to Sydney - Part One

Last Thursday my painting class and I went on a field trip up to Sydney to visit some art galleries. It was such a fun day plus it was very helpful towards my major this semester. I was so inspired after we had finish that I wanted to share with you guys some of the amazing works that I saw. Now in total we went to 5 art galleries so I will share my Sydney adventure over a series of posts throughout the coming days :)
So to begin this post and images are from the first gallery we went to, which was the Rex Irwin Art Dealer gallery. I had never been to this gallery, but after our visit I was very impressed and will definitely be keeping my eye on it for future exhibitions. We were delighted to have the owner Rex Irwin himself (On right in the picture above) to give us a talk about the current exhibition that was showing called 'The Age of Expressionism 1900 – 1929'. The exhibition showed print works from the German artist's Max Beckmann, George Grosz, Käthe Kollwitz and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff. I have always had a love for German art as I am so inspired by it, especially during the early decades of the 20th century. So this was definitely one of my favourite visits of the day. This exhibition was also part of another exhibition that is currently on show at the Art Gallery NSW, but more to come on that later.

Max Beckmann
1. Selbstbildnis mit Griffel c 1916 (Self-portrait with stylus)
29.8 x 23.4 cm 
2. Selbstbildnis 1918 (Self-portrait) 
27.5 x 25.8 cm
3. Kaschemme 1922 (Tavern) 
45 x 33.7 cm  4. Nackttanz 1922 (Strip teaze) 
Lithograph47.3 x 37.2 cm 
4. Nackttanz 1922 (Strip teaze)
47.3 x 37.2 cm 

George Grosz
1. Inflation 1921 (Inflation)
34 x 23.5 cm
2. Streichholzverkäufer und Doppelstreife 1920-21 (Matchseller and Patrol)
25.3 x 20.8 cm 

Käthe Kollwitz
1. Die Gefangenen 1908 (The prisoners)
Etching, drypoint, emery and soft-ground etching
32 x 42.3 cm
2. Zertretene - Arme Familie Before 1900 (Trampled - Poor family)
Etching and drypoint
22.9 x 19.5 cm
3. Not 1897 (Distress)
15.2 x 15 cm

Karl Schmidt-Rottluff

1. Selbstbildnis 1914 (Self portrait)
46.8 x 38.7 cm
2. Mädchen aus Kowno 1918 (Girl from Kovno)
50 x 39.1 cm
3. Heiliger Franziskus 1919 (St Francis)
59.5 x 48.5 cm 
4. Grosse Prophetin 1919 (Large prophetess)
50 x 39.3 cm

We were also treated to a private viewing of some of Rex Irwin's private collection of artworks. My favourite piece was this massive painting by the Australian artist Nicholas Harding. Irwin had such an amazing collection of works and he was such a character. If you ever visit his gallery be sure to catch him and have a chat with him.

Nicholas Harding
1. River figures (two hats) 2009
Oil on Belgian linen

Georg Baselitz
1. Sitzender Akt 1976 (Seated nude) 
Ink, charcoal, watercolour, Silberbronze on hand made paper 
77.6 x 53.2 cm  
2. Schmidt-Rottluff 1983
Gouache and watercolour on Fabriano hand made paper 
69.4 x 49.7 cm 
3. Schmidt-Rottluff 1983 
Watercolour on Fabriano hand made paper 
69.7 x 49.7 cm 

So that is the first part of my Sydney trip and I hope you guys are enjoying it so far. I have so much more to share with you and it only gets better. If you wish to view some of the other works from the exhibition or to find our any information relating to then visit this page of the full list of artworks included in the exhibition. I will share another post from my field tomorrow and will the next one later during next week.

Photo Credit: Myself, except for the first photo of me which one of my class mates took. Images of singular artworks were found on the Rex Irwin Art Dealer Gallery website.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Flickr Fave Friday

Photo Credit: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

I am so happy that after such a long and stressful week it is finally Friday, which just means three days of relaxation. At the moment I have finish all my assessments for now so I am able to get started on my major works for this semester. Already my creative juices are flowing and most of my days will now be filled with just painting and drawing.

I was also thinking of taking a break from Flickr Fave Friday and doing something new. I will share more next week when I do my first post on it. Anyway I hope everyone has an exciting weekend planned ahead and if so please share with me :)

Thursday, August 25, 2011


I hope to one day own such pretty kitchen and dining ware such as these when I eventually move out of home. These amazing pieces are from the collection of the Australian design label, Attia. They embrace nature and promote a lifestyle that is simple yet chic by using multifunctional pieces that inspire natural beauty at the dinner table. All their pieces are handmade and are made from either wood or ceramic material. I definitely have my eye on the wooden spoons and the white mug with saucer. Could you imagine if you whole kitchen area was like this, it would be so magical.

Images found on Attia website

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


I have shared here before some pictures by Parker Fitzgerald so it's no surprise that I am doing another post on him. When I saw these images of Amanda Seyfried on Ilana's blog See Me Everywhere, I fell in love with them. I have become quite a fan of Amanda with some of the amazing movies she has been in lately, Red Riding Hood and Letters to Juliet, because she is quite an amazing woman. I am also a big fan of Parker's work so it's just the perfect combo. He did such a great job capturing her raw beauty in such a stunning location. It's nice to see something different then to your typical Hollywood style pictures of celebrities.

I just also just to say that I might be a bit slow over the next week on my posts as I have a tone of assessments that all like to be due in around the same time as each other. But I have some things I am excited to share with you guys and I also have some special news that I can't say right now :)

Photo Credit: Parker Fitzgerald

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