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An Animal Affair – for the 2017 Dandelion Wishes Gala

An Animal Affair
Donated for the Dandelion Wishes Gala for silent auction on February 24th, 2017, which will raise funds for the new Monash Children’s Hospital in Clayton, Victoria.
Size: A2
Materials: Faber Castell Polychromos and Prismacolor Premier coloured pencils, blended with odourless mineral spirits.
Approximately 17 hours of work.
 
A first draft of this (which is seen toward the end of the video) was planned to arrange the components of this image. I wanted a clean artwork for the final piece, so I created a first draft to be traced to complete the final work.
 
An Animal Affair represents both my country hometown of Mildura, in the Sunraysia region, and Melbourne.
 
I have a close connection to both places, as I was born and live in Mildura, but I travel to Melbourne frequently.
Mildura is known for its production of fruits. Approximately 80% of Victoria’s grapes come from Mildura.
 
This gathering of native Australian animals represents rural Australian life, except for the indecisive ‘hipster’ possum, who can often be found frequenting Melbourne’s trendiest bars and cafes.
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Art update

Hello, checking in with an art update; after a ‘creative block’ of 6 months I am not even kidding with that one), I am finally working on my piece to donate to the 2017 Dandelion Wishes Charity Gala.

It’s been a year in February since the last one, where I donated my ‘That’s Melbourne’ portrait artwork. This gala raises funds for the new Monash Children’s Hospital, opening early 2017.

I find it hard to start work on something I visualise in my head, but have not a single reference image I can copy (like a celebrity portrait).

Copying a reference image is great for technical skill but doesn’t to a whole lot for flexing your imagination.

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White Night Melbourne shrinks, expands to Ballarat.

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The new program fot White Night Melbourne, on February 18th, has been released.

The event will also head to Ballarat for the first time on March 4th.

Here’s the full article by The Age:

http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/stage/melbourne-stage/white-night-melbourne-footprint-shrinks-as-allnight-party-expands-to-ballarat-20161212-gt8yzo.html

White Night program: https://whitenightmelbourne.com.au/program

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Van Gough & Banksy – COMING TO MELBOURNE

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Two big exhibitions coming to Melbourne over the next 12 months – one of them being an unauthorized Banksy exhibition.

The Banksy exhibition will feature 80 artworks from private collectors around the world. It’s on from October 7th – Janurary 22nd, at The Paddock in Federation Square.

https://www.broadsheet.com.au/melbourne/art-and-design/article/major-banksy-exhibition-heads-melbourne

The Vincent Van Gogh exhibition will feature around 40 paintings and 25 drawings from Van Gogh. It will be held at the National Gallery of Victoria, from April 28th – July 9th, 2017.

https://www.broadsheet.com.au/melbourne/art-and-design/article/van-gogh-comes-melbourne