Powerful exhibition by Mudgee region ceramic artists

“Drought and Back”, an exhibition by Mudgee region ceramic artists Country Clay Makers, is on show at the Stables Gallery in Market Street Mudgee. Helen Swords- Planters and vase with grevillea decoration Tomorrow is the last day and it’s not to be missed. The Moon Holds Water by Pamela Welsh- with plant impression designs Many…

A flower painting workshop in Mudgee

At Jenny Macnaughton’s painting workshop “Express yourself with flowers” you’ll learn the skills you need to paint flowers in the medium of your choice. Irrepressible Jenny’s energy and dedication will inspire you. You’ll learn, have fun and enjoy the creative spirit of your fellow students. To see more about the workshop, and read more about…

Pumpkins in the infinity room

Yayoi Kusama is a contemporary Japanese artist famous for her installations and sculptures featuring repetitive dots, pumpkins, and mirrors. Born in 1929, Yayoi Kusama studied painting in Kyoto before moving to New York in 1958. She knew no one, and faced sexism, racism, and lack of recognition, despite creating some of the most pioneering artworks…

Floral Abundance at Newcastle Regional Art Gallery

Being a garden fanatic I’m liable to find fascinating and delightful things wherever I travel. So it was in Newcastle recently, when my sister urged me to see the exhibition showing at Newcastle Region Art Gallery, titled “FLORIBUNDA: from the collection”. Margaret Olley’s vivid cornflowers and marigolds. What a treat it was! A whole exhibition…

A thousand flowers, a unicorn and a lady

The lady and the unicorn tapestries were created in around 1500, as the Medieval world was being transformed by the Renaissance. The six tapestries are a superlative example of the Mille fleur (“thousand flowers”) style. I saw them at the Art Gallery of New South Wales last weekend, where they have been on loan from…